An image of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids with a blue foot bridge, a tall building, and greenery in the foreground. 

Land. Water. Parks. People.

August 21, 2019, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

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Cook Auditorium

Maya Lin’s vision for Ecliptic was inspired by native cultures and the importance of the Grand River in their lives. Her design embracing the three states of water draws people together today. This conversation will explore how artists and landscape designers have used water to bring people together, as well as the important ideas shaping the restoration along the Grand River today.

Moderator: David Marquardt, Director, Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Jeff Schumaker, Greenway Foundation, Denver
Bill Wenk, Wenk Associates, Denver
Steve Heacock, GR Whitewater