Arizona Storytellers: Joey Robert Parks
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.
Joey Robert Parks grew up in Tempe. As an adult, Robert Parks says he over plans everything, but when he was in fifth grade, he wasn't a big planner. One day Robert Parks and his friend, David, were walking home from school when they noticed a storm drain that wasn’t bolted shut and decided to explore.
Joey Robert Parks is the founder and creative director of 26 Blocks.
The next storytelling event is Jan. 18, 2016, at Old Main on the Arizona State University Tempe campus.