For the third year in a row, Forest Park will be the site of the city's 4th of July celebration. It has worked well enough that there is some talk of not going back downtown at all once the riverfront renovations are completed.
Concordia Seminary is pretty close to Forest Park, actually two short blocks. Every neighborhood and entity west of the park across Skinker has a plan in place to keep fair goers from parking in their domain. The Hillcrest neighborhood with streets beginning at Skinker and going to Big Bend will close their iron gates and have parking patrols and signs out warning people not to park in front of their homes. The seminary will chain off entrances at Demun for the same reason. And, seminary people now have parking permits so our security will know we belong.
Actually the seminary is a bit of a walk to Art Hill and even if it was ok to park here for the fair I don't think it would be my first choice.
The biggest disappointment for us is the fireworks. You'd think being so close we'd really be able to see them front our house. But no. There are too many trees and the Art Hill Lagoon where they shoot them off is in a very low spot so they don't get up high enough for us to see.