David Street Station is a multi-activity plaza and outdoor event space at the junction of Downtown Casper and the Old Yellowstone District. Uniquely Wyoming, uniquely Casper, the design was inspired by Casper’s long history with oil, the area’s core identity as the heart of the American West, and the City’s proximity to abundant natural beauty. This three part history - that of being an oil city, a western cowboy town, and in the shadow of Casper Mountain was celebrated in the design through the wood pillars that are branded with the logo, the lighting that recalls the oil rigs on the plains, and the looping skating rink that has skaters scooting around a narrow “river” channel.
The Station is divided into two primary use areas: the concert lawn and the plaza, with a comfort station at their intersection. It has been designed for year round use by all age groups, with planned activities and unprogrammed spaces to meet every need. This space hosts live music and performances of all types, while also having permanent infrastructure for evening events, a summer time splash pad, and a unique winter time ice skating rink. Flexibility, adaptability, and ease of use are key for the success of the space. Events from small parties to regional festivals can fit at the space with the ability to expand into the surrounding streets as needed. The industrial architecture of the stage, rest room building and skate rental, promenade and other elements shine in this modern downtown plaza. Landscape areas are mounded and bordered by long seat walls of beautiful stone. The materials were selected for durability, ease of maintenance, and to be reflective of the rich history of the City of Casper.
David Street Square is the product of the shared vision of the City of Casper, the Downtown Development Authority and the Old Yellowstone redevelopment district, and was conceived as a public-private partnership to support ongoing revitalization efforts to create a Casper City core that is a vibrant place to live, work and play. This shared vision and commitment has produced a vibrant outdoor event center that truly is “the place where Casper comes together”.