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Metro Parks Newsroom

Tyler Park, Hogan’s Fountain to be focus of Thursday public meeting

Monday May 18, 2009

Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host two public meetings on Thursday, May 21, to discuss future plans for Tyler Park and the Hogan’s Fountain area of Cherokee Park. The meetings will take place at the Highlands-Shelby Park branch library located at 1250 Bardstown Road in the Mid City Mall. The meetings will be the second in a series to develop master plans for both sites.
From 5:30 to 7 p.m., discussion will center on the Hogan’s Fountain master plan, with the Tyler Park plan to follow at 7:15. Patricia O’Donnell of Heritage Landscapes will discuss the design ideas behind the original Olmsted plan. Mike Smiley of Environs, Inc. will present an inventory and assessment of facilities and summarize a list of issues the master plans will need to address.

The results of park user surveys circulated at the February 21 public meeting will also be presented, and an open community discussion will close out each presentation. In addition, Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy are seeking photos, old newspaper clippings or any other additional historical items residents may have relating to both parks. Residents are encouraged to bring these items to the meeting to share.

Citizens who can’t attend the meeting will be able take part in the planning process by visiting the Metro Parks web site, where they can offer online feedback, sign up for an e-mail notification list for announcements of future meetings, and see conceptual plans as they are developed in the coming months. For more information visit.

About the parks:

Cherokee Park and Tyler Park are both part of Louisville’s Olmsted Parks system, created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture and designer of New York City’s Central Park. The 409-acre Cherokee Park, whose main entrance is located at Willow Avenue and Cherokee Parkway, is one of the system’s flagship parks. Tyler Park, located at Baxter Avenue and Tyler Park Drive, consists of 13 acres offering both passive and active recreation options.