Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

Onward Ottawa identified a downtown revitalization project at the crossroads of the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Trail. The vision of the foundation was to develop a place for community members to gather. What started as an empty parking lot has been transformed into an incredible downtown outdoor event space and park called Legacy Square. Starting with the bare parking lot and a purposeful vision, Onward Ottawa began the fundraising needed to create an outdoor event space which could be enjoyed by the entire community. Total donations of over 3.7 million have been raised to date to make this vision a reality. Legacy Square construction was completed in September of 2019 and the community has been able to enjoy many outdoor events since its inception. A variety of new events were envisioned because of COVID-19 and the need to be outdoors and socially distanced. Legacy Square can accommodate large crowds and is a perfect venue for many types of private events under the large pavilion or in the grassy space to the north. Find more information on booking Legacy Square by going to ottawakansas.org/legacy-square or by calling (785) 242-1000. EVENT HISTORY • Concerts and beer gardens • Food truck events • Farmer’s Markets • Ladies’ Night Out • Fall Harvest • Craft shows • Outdoor family movie nights • Ice cream socials • Candidate forums • Good Friday services • Graduation parties • Gathering spot for bike and trail rides which end in downtown Ottawa 10 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEGACY SQUARE

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