One of the 4th of July celebrations going on around town is the re-dedication of Treadway Park, happening at 10am tomorrow. I wrote about Treadway Park last year. it was Carson City’s first park, privately owned but open to the public (for a fee of course). It used to cover several acres in the area along Washington and Mountain streets where the old Hospital is. But development during the 20th century carved away at it until now all that remains is about an acre of grass and cottonwoods, at the corner of Minnesota and Williams. The park, though now free to use, was still owned by hospital until just recently. Carson Tahoe Regional Health Care is turning the park over to the city at last, so tomorrow the park is being re-dedicated.
The Treadway Park Re-Dedication Celebration will be on Saturday July 4, 2009, from 10 AM to 1 PM. This historic park will be re-dedicated to the city and open to the public.
Guest speakers will include:
Bob Crowell, Carson City Mayor, to present a proclamation
Guy Rocha, former State Archivist, to talk about the early history of Treadway Park and “Farmer” Aaron Treadway
Phil Earl, Nevada Historical Society Curator of History Emeritus, to talk about Camp Clark
Jo Saulisberry, VP, CC Park Foundation and Trustee of Carson Tahoe Regional Health Care, to talk about how the property has come to the City
Roger Moellendorf, City Parks Director, to talk about the future of Treadway Park
Ed Epperson, President & CEO of Carson Tahoe Regional Health Care, to talk about the hospital’s role
Pete Livermore, City Supervisor, will be the Master of Ceremonies
A plaque and monument will be dedicated.
Entertainment and Food add to this patriotic and historic occasion:
Food: 5 Buck Pizza (Pizza, Hot Dogs, Sodas)
Hank Monk (Fred Stanio)
Sandy & Eilly Orem Bowers (Gary & Vernee Barnett)
Mrs. Mary Treadway (Maxine Nietz)
David Bugli and the Treadway Ensemble performing the Hank Monk Schottische
Introduction of Treadway Descendants: