Our #WhatsThatWednesday photo is the Charlie Parker Memorial--Bird Lives located at 18th & Vine. #WTW #KCParks Description: Large face of Charlie Parker. Green patina on face. Trapezoidal base with brown patina. “Bird Lives” inscription on base. The face was not cast but was pieced together in a grid-like pattern.Inscription:Charlie “Bird” Parker PlazaMayor Emanuel Cleaver IIBoard of Parks & Recreation Commissioners: Ollie W. Gates, President; Sheila Kemper Dietrich, Commissioner; Anne Garney, Commissioner; Terry R. Dopson, DirectorCity Council: Ed Ford, Teresa Loar, Jim Glover, Paul Danaher, Ronald E. Finley, Mary Williams-Neal, Evert Asjes III, Aggie Stackhaus, Ken Bacchus, Kelvin Simmons, George D. Blackwood, Judy Swope.Robert Graham, SculptorIn loving memory of Blanche Jones and Doris Jones-Stein. Given by the Jules and Doris Stein Foundation, the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation, and Tony and Marti Oppenheimer.Dedicated: March 1999 | KC Parks Instagram Photos

Our #WhatsThatWednesday photo is the Charlie Parker Memorial–Bird Lives located at 18th & Vine. #WTW #KCParks Description: Large face of Charlie Parker. Green patina on face. Trapezoidal base with brown patina. “Bird Lives” inscription on base. The face was not cast but was pieced together in a grid-like pattern.Inscription:Charlie “Bird” Parker PlazaMayor Emanuel Cleaver IIBoard of Parks & Recreation Commissioners: Ollie W. Gates, President; Sheila Kemper Dietrich, Commissioner; Anne Garney, Commissioner; Terry R. Dopson, DirectorCity Council: Ed Ford, Teresa Loar, Jim Glover, Paul Danaher, Ronald E. Finley, Mary Williams-Neal, Evert Asjes III, Aggie Stackhaus, Ken Bacchus, Kelvin Simmons, George D. Blackwood, Judy Swope.Robert Graham, SculptorIn loving memory of Blanche Jones and Doris Jones-Stein. Given by the Jules and Doris Stein Foundation, the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation, and Tony and Marti Oppenheimer.Dedicated: March 1999