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Prospect Park Pavilion Dedication

 the Prospect Park Pavilion, before and after
Moline Parks and Recreation Department
the Prospect Park Pavilion, before and after

After spending several years and a lot of money on renovations, Moline will dedicate its latest historic landmark on Friday.

A ceremony will be held for the Prospect Park Pavilion that opened originally in 1891.

Parks and Recreation Director Eric Griffith calls the park and pavilion one of the crown jewels of the city's park system.

"It's one of the oldest parks in our area and even though the park has changed substantially over time but this building has been there. So it's important to our story and our legacy as a city."

It was first considered for landmark status in 2017 but final approval was postponed until renovations could be completed.

The ceremony will be held at 2 pm Friday, in Prospect Park.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.