Celebration set for Central Park at Zona Rosa
newly-renovated outdoor area at Zona Rosa will be celebrated with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, complete with food trucks and other offerings that will include live music.
Now called Central Park at Zona Rosa, the re-designed area is the open space north of the Bravo restaurant, between N. Dixson and N. Stoddard. Often that area was previously referred to as the town square area or town center.
Zona Rosa is the urban town center located at the northwest corner of Interstate 29 and Barry Road, Kansas City in Platte County.
“We’ve seen the need for a more expansive, family-oriented outdoor recreation space at Zona Rosa, especially throughout the pandemic. Central Park will serve as an extension of what Zona Rosa offers to the community. It’s exciting to have this next phase nearly complete and know this addition will move us closer to making the center the hub of the Northland,” said Scott Zigler, Zona Rosa’s general manager.
“These family-oriented activities, along with our outdoor dining and entertainment options, will enhance our guest’s experience–all of which aligns with our re-development strategy,” Zigler added.
The re-developed green space at Zona includes new fountains, a children’s play area, shaded swings, covered seating and new main stage.
The grand opening event is Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Festivities will go on all day. It is a free event, with the food truck items available for purchase.
Following is a list of scheduled activities described at zonarosa.com:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
.Food Trucks: Rolling in the Dough (edible cookie dough), The Melt Truck (grilled cheesy sandwiches), Taco Republic and Kona Ice
.Face Painters, Balloon Artists
.Performance by the KC Symphony’s Mobile Music Box (11am)
.DJ Rusty Turner
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.:
Pure Barre workout pop-up
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
.Hereford House Tent serving Burgers & Brews
.Live performances by local bands Lyin’ Eyes (an Eagles tribute band) and The Suburbans (a dance party band)
.Free Zona Rosa coupon books with special discounts to shops and restaurants (while supplies last)
.Selfie Station, designed by Fresh Factory KC (Zona’s selfie studio)
.Register for a chance to win $2,500 in HUGE Giveaways from Zona Rosa merchants. You can ONLY register at the event.
.Dillard’s Gift Basket – fragrances from Dior, Chanel and Kendra Scott Jewelry, $450 value
.Pink Dinosaur Gift Basket – 2 KC T-shirts and 2 KC Sweatshirts, $150 value
.The Brownstone Gift Basket – fall decor and $25 gift card, $125 value
.Par Exsalonce Gift Basket – $200 Aveda product and $250 gift card, $450 value
.Improv KC and Draftcade Gift Basket (2 baskets) – 4 tickets to any comedy show at Improv and 4 Draftcade wristbands, $400 value (each basket)
.Pure Barre Gift Basket – one month unlimited classes with water bottle and socks, $200 value.
.Altar’d State Gift Basket, $100 value
.Dinner for 2 at 54th Street, $60 value
.Dinner for 2 at Swagat Fine Indian, $100 value
.Jill Marie Boutique gift card, $30 value
.Fresh Factory KC Gift Basket – two, one-hour selfie experience tickets, polaroid keepsake, $50 value.
Zona Rosa encompasses more than one million square feet of office, residential and retail space. It offers stores and restaurants, including Dillard’s, Sephora, Bath & Body Works, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Bravo! Italian Kitchen, Chico’s, Loft, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, and more.