Downtown Augusta park to honor teen killed in 2014 ATV crash

City of Augusta

AUGUSTA, Kan. Nearly four years after 13-year-old Dalton Palmer died in an ATV accident, the town he called home is ready to move dirt on a project to honor his memory.

Friday, the City of Augusta says equipment for the Dalton Palmer Memorial Downtown Park arrived.

"A huge shout-out to staff for unloading two semi trucks this morning," the city posted on its Facebook page.

The city says staff from several departments moved 570 pieces of equipment for the park that will be south of Augusta's Historic Train Depot and Welcome Center.

"The city engineer is finalizing drainage plans and dirt work will start soon," the City of Augusta says. "The park is on track to open for the City's 150th Celebration."

You can learn more about the Dalton Palmer Memorial Downtown Park and how to donate to the project here.