Crews Removing Structures at Market Square Art Park

Date of Release: 
February 24, 2023

Beginning Monday, February 27, a contractor working for the City of Paducah will begin removing the structures at the Market Square Art Park, a small city-owned pocket park located at 117 ½ Market Square. The City closed the park last September due to identified safety hazards including the settling of the patio surface leading to tripping hazards.

Over the next several weeks, crews will be removing the brick walls that include decorative panels, a brick wall with a seating area and planters, landscaping, public art, and the patio area. Crews will work to carefully remove the artwork for storage. During the removal process, Market Square will remain open for traffic. However, there may be occasional brief closures of the roadway.

Once the park’s elements are removed, a structural engineer will inspect the park. The park area will remain closed to the public throughout this process.

The Market Square Art Park opened to the public in 2016.