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Metro Parks Newsroom

Stansbury Park Planning Process Continues with Nov. 30 Meeting

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Citizens may also share their thoughts online

Officials will present a preliminary master plan for William B. Stansbury Park and solicit public input during a community meeting on November 30.  The meeting, hosted by Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and the University of Louisville, takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard.

During the session, participants can view a first draft of the master plan – based, in part, on feedback gathered during a recent community meeting on November 8 – and continue to share their ideas on possible improvements to the park.  Citizens who are unable to attend the meeting may participate by completing an online survey at

The planning process, funded by the University of Louisville, is expected to cost between $40,000 and $60,000.  Metro Parks officials expect the plan to be completed in January 2007.

Stansbury Park, at 2302 South Third Street near Eastern Parkway, is a 7-acre park founded in 1900 as the Third Street Playground, and later known as Triangle Park.  It was designed by famed landscape Frederick Law Olmsted, who created the plans for Louisville’s original system of parks and parkways.  Triangle Park was later renamed for the late William B. Stansbury, who served as Louisville’s mayor from 1977 to 1982.  The park features a playground, restrooms, tennis and basketball courts, and a spray pool.  It is adjacent to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.