Sat., Oct. 1, 12-7 p.m. 2011
free ($10 donations are requested)
When the flood waters at English Landing Park (First Street and Main, in Parkville) started to recede, Cory Miller sent out his landscaping company to work until the water was gone. Forty days and 40 nights later, the surface appeared, and Miller, along with the Friends of Parkville Parks, began to raise money for English Landing's restoration. The support from the community and sponsors multiplied, reaching half of the $35,000 goal. Celebrate from noon until 7 p.m., when Parktoberfest
brings musicians (including a Blue Man Group guitarist) and families back to English Landing Park to eat, drink and multiply (dollars). "I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our city and our parks," Miller says. "It's been an incredible experience to work alongside such a caring community." Admission is free, but a $10 donation for the park is requested. See parktoberfest.net
for more information.