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Oakdale Park: Salina’s Gathering Place Since 1881, a First Thursday Presentation

The Smoky Hill Museum will host a free Zoom presentation about Oakdale Park: Salina’s gathering place since 1881. This presentation will take place on Thursday, June 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Go to www.smokyhillmuseum.org/oak-dale-park.html and register to receive the link.

Learn about the beautiful Oakdale Park and its importance to Salina with Bob Ash. Ash is a former Parks Superintendent for the City of Salina. He’ll share about the park’s founding and the part it has played in Salina’s history. The park once housed a botanical garden, a racetrack and a museum. Today, people enjoy the play equipment, tennis courts and Smoky Hill River Festival, but what did the park look like in years past? What happened there? How has it changed? Find out at this engaging presentation!