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CANCELLED-2020 Wall of Honor Ceremony

August 30 @ 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wall Of Honor

Update: July 14, 2020 – The planning committee hopes to hold a Joint Induction Ceremony for Ken Thompson and Linda Ready in May of 2021.

The City of Upper Arlington and the Upper Arlington Historical Society are pleased to announce that Ken Thompson have been selected for induction onto the Wall of Honor in 2020. The recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony on Sunday, August 30, beginning at 3 pm, at which time a bronze plaque will be added to the limestone wall of the Municipal Services Center Plaza in their honor.

  • Ken Thompson, first Parks & Recreation Director for the City

As the City’s first Parks & Recreation Director and over his 26-year tenure, Ken Thompson nurtured and expanded the parks network, amenities and offerings, with much of his legacy still enjoyed by residents today. He led efforts to develop Fancyburg, Northwest and Lane Road parks. Notable programming accomplishments included formation of the Senior Center; the Northam Park clay tennis courts; cooperative efforts with the Schools to assume management and ultimately ownership of the community’s three outdoor pools; formation of the Cultural Arts Commission; development of street tree legislation and the formation of a parks & forestry program; and the launch of the first Therapeutic Recreation Program in Central Ohio.

For a complete list of inductees, click here.


August 30
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43221 United States
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