The Seaton Family Pavilion in Forest Park is another project initiated by the city’s applying for Kansas Tax Credits, and was constructed in 2008 for outdoor concerts and events. Beginning in 2005, a proposal was written for the tax credits and rejected. However, after reapplying in 2006, the credits were awarded, and businesses and individuals gave generously toward this project. A fund was established at the Foundation, and board members were actively involved in the fundraising.
The city of Parsons arranged for and oversaw the construction, and provided for the concrete work around and into the Pavilion. The summer Concert in the Park series hosted by the city has been greatly enhanced by this addition.