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Monthly Event Hosted at Berkley Riverfront Park
August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A long standing member and contributor of yummy food at our BBQs, Bonnie Baker wrote a review of our big event and with her permission, we are sharing it with you here.
Host: Port KC
Cramer Capital Management
MR Capital Advisors
Original Event Notification
The year is 1806. It’s September and the Louis and Clark expedition is making it’s way back to St Louis after an epic two year journey up the Missouri River to find the “Northwest Passage” to the Pacific Northwest. The expedition stopped at what is today the base of the bluffs below the River Market. The river was much different then with no constructed channel so it’s difficult to know just where they put ashore. But from their the description in Clark’s journals, it was along that stretch of the river that later became Berkley Park as the land was easy to climb. It’s noted that Lewis shot an elk there which fed them for several days. It’s interesting that Clark made a footnote that this area would make a great place to establish a settlement with plenty of fresh water and plenty of gently sloping land for cultivation. What a visionary!
The park area is the result of construction materials being dumped into river to create more developable city land. For years, it was the site of a sand and gravel company that dredged river sand as a component for cement. In 1998, about 100 acres was set aside to create what is today Berkley Riverfront Park. The area is controlled by KC Port Authority. August’s Urban Core gathering will be at this historic park. We hope you will set aside the time to spend an evening with us. Hopefully, you will feel the vibes that William Clark and Meriwether Lewis felt as they set foot on what us today Kansas City/Berkley Park.
The Berkley Riverfront Park area is controlled by the KC Port Authority. ( https://portkc.com/amenities/berkley-riverfront/ ) We will hear from Port Authority CEO, Jon Stephens, about the history of this stretch of riverfront as well as all the development plans in the works.
Parking and Location Map Below
Salad, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad,
Baked Beans, Pinwheels,
Brownies, Chocolate Cake