By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
About 15,000 people attended the first version of Parkway Sundays last month, traversing a route along local streets cleared of cars for the day that linked Alberta, Fernhill, Wilshire and Woodlawn parks. The Beaumont-Wilshire, Rose City Park, Vernon and Woodlawn neighborhood associations all had tables. Families and individuals had their choice of buying local history books from Anjala Ehlebe or watching snippets of A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream by OpusFest at Woodlawn, learning circus-skills from Circus Cascadia at Wilshire, square dancing to the tunes and calling of the Greasy Chain String Band or negotiating an inches-wide ramp on the Northwest Trails Alliance’s bike skills course at Alberta Park, or doing rock wall climbing or participating in field events by the Underdog Sports League at Fernhill. (And that wasn’t all, by a long shot.) Maybe a fine time wasn’t had by someone who ventured in, but we couldn’t find them.