City of Kannapolis

Dale Earnhardt Plaza

Kannapolis, NC

Upon Dale Earnhardt’s tragic death, Benesch designed a park and plaza in downtown Kannapolis, NC. In the center of the park rests a memorial sculpture dedicated to Dale Earnhardt. Lush plantings, a brick wall, benches, and retaining walls are all part of the design that provides a comfortable place to relax and remember the late NASCAR champion.

Project highlights

  • The centerpiece of the park
  • Highlights the nine-foot tall bronze statue
  • A place where fans across the county can come and pay their respects