“I don’t think there’s a concern at all among the Parks Department over allowing Rockfest to return,” Lewellen says.
With one major exception…
“I saw Aggie and she said, ‘Oh they belong at Sandstone,’ ” Lewllen says. “I think it would be a big mistake if we didn’t continue to work with Rockfest. This is a major event for Kansas City and the location of Penn Valley Park is perfect for this event.”
Another likely purveyor of the so-called controversy: “I think this is an opportunity who people who are against (Rockfest) to jump in,” Lewellen says. “The people who think you shouldn’t walk on the grass in the park. These are the kind of people who are trying to stop it.”
One potential problem: “I don’t know that there’s an advocate on the parks board for (Rockfest),” Lewellen concludes.