An aerial photograph of a public park, designed as 5 concentric circles. Trees surround the concrete park where people sit at tables [positioned in the center.Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Community Conversation: Ecliptic—Past, Present, Future

June 11, 2019, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Cook Auditorium
Free for members, Public $10

Anticipating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Ecliptic, GRAM will convene key individuals in the history of the park to share their memories and insights on its inception, development, and construction, as well as its two decades as a civic gathering spot. Looking forward, the Conservancy team will share plans for preservation and support of the park in the future.

Moderator: Ron Platt, Chief Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Speakers:
Tripp Frey, Trustee, Frey Foundation
Pete Lazdins, Senior Site Designer, Progressive AE
David Marquardt, Director, City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department
Tim Kelly, President and CEO, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.