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Author Talk: The Story Of The Bellevue Downtown Park

September 23, 2017
Presented by:
EastsideHeritageCenter
Location:
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
Time:
10:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Admission:
Free

How did Bellevue’s iconic downtown park come to be? Discover the extraordinary story of the Bellevue Downtown Park, a stunning, once in a generation achievement that set the standard for Bellevue’s world class park system. Past Bellevue Parks and Community Services Director, Lee Springgate who led the department from 1978 through 1999, shares how the idea of a central downtown park in Bellevue began, and the process it took to complete it in his new book, A Miracle In Downtown Bellevue: The Story Of The Bellevue Downtown Park. What started as a dream in 1983, blossomed into one of Bellevue’s largest public space projects, and took thirty-four years to complete.  

Event Schedule: 10:30am-11:00am: Welcome & Discovery- informational panels will be around the room for you to explore, with light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. 11:00am-11:30am: Presentation 11:30am-12:00pm: Open Forum Event Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room Copies of Lee Springgate’s book will be available for sale (cash only) at the event, and light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

This event is free, and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5-$10 is warmly appreciated. Donations can be made online: https://ehcdonations.nolatepayments.com/pay/step_1 or at the event (cash only). To ensure we have enough seating, please register for this event by emailing info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or calling 425-450-1049. Supported by 4Culture and in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services.