The park is laid out around the western abutement of the old Cape Girardeau bridge across the Mississippi. The bridge had been removed leaving only the old brick approach structure. You can take a quiet stroll under huge bay trees and view the new river bridge that stands just to the South. An excellent overview of the river and you're quite likely to see some river barge traffic going by. Very near to old downtown and the city's flood wall. A nice afternoon destination.