Commitee hopes EXPO '74 will guide park plan | Events
From the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department:
The Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee will be hosting an evening of dialogue with of the community's experts on the origins of EXPO '74.
“Lessons of EXPO: What we can learn from the origins of Riverfront Park” will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Kendall Yards Clubhouse on the corner of Cedar and Summit Blvd.
The event will feature Jack Geraghty, a key member of the inner-circle of EXPO planners; Mik Kobluk, the event programmer during the World's Fair and for the nascent Riverfront Park; and Bill Youngs author of “The Fair and the Falls”, a historical account of King Cole and the World's Fair.
Ted McGregor, the Riverfront Park Master Plan Advisory Committee Chair is orginizing the event in the hopes of building awareness about all that went into the World's Fair and its impact on downtonw and Spokane as a whole.
“The creation of Expo '74 was a kind of urban miracle and we're lucky to still have some of that expertise in our community,” said McGregor. “So I thought it would be useful –and inspirational – to hear from them as we continue to work on the project they started all those years ago.”
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.