Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Article excerpt

THIS DAY IN 1909

GOLDEN FLYER

Glenn Curtiss makes the city's first airplane flight, piloting the "Golden Flyer" 60 yards. He is in the air for about four seconds. A crowd of 300,000 had gathered to watch him take off.

HEADS UP

PARK OPENS

Trojan Park a former vacant lot in Wellston that was transformed into a playground and park will open officially at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event will run until noon, and area residents will have the chance to view and experience this new community amenity. St. Louis native and former NBA player Larry Hughes will be on hand to lead a junior basketball clinic. The event will also include free food from area food trucks and music and dance performances.

The one-acre park is at the southwest corner of Skinker Parkway and Etzel Avenue. It was built in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, Great Rivers Greenway and the city of Wellston as part of the NRPA's annual Parks Build Community initiative to demonstrate the transformative value of parks and recreation on communities across the country. …

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