Friday June 6, 2008
A master planning effort for Wyandotte Park that began last year will be completed on Tuesday, July 1, with a fifth and final public meeting to discuss park improvements. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, located within the park at 1010 Beecher Street.
This is the last in a series of five public meetings to give citizens an opportunity to interact with Metro Parks officials and consultants from Environment Design Collaborative, the landscape architects selected for the project. The first two meetings last fall provided the project team with the initial public input needed to begin creating design concepts. The designers then presented and reviewed of preliminary concepts and preferred alternatives at meetings in January and March.
At the July 1 meeting, the design team will present the completed park design, based on feedback received from residents at the March meeting.
“Residents will have the opportunity to see how their input has directly impacted the master plan for Wyandotte Park,” said Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz. “We’re very pleased with the end result, and believe neighbors will be too.”
For those unable to attend the meeting, the final master plan will soon be available for review on the project's web site -- www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/cityofparks/projects/wyandotteplanning.htm. At that site, participants can also sign up for an e-mail notification list for future projects, view information about the project, and offer written feedback to the project team.
The planning effort was made possible with $85,000 in funding that was provided by Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Councilwoman Marianne Butler in the city's capital budget. A portion of those funds will also be used to begin implementing the master plan. The project is part of Abramson’s City of Parks initiative to expand and improve the city’s park system.
Wyandotte Park is a 25-acre park at Taylor Boulevard and Beecher Street that was originally designed in 1935. It currently includes tennis and basketball courts, a picnic shelter, restrooms, a playground, a walking path, baseball fields and an indoor croquet court.