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Metro Parks Newsroom

Community Meeting on Cherokee Park’s Hogan’s Fountain Area May 20

Wednesday May 5, 2010

Louisvillians who use Cherokee Park will have another opportunity to comment on a proposed master plan for the Hogan’s Fountain area of that park.

The plan, developed by Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, calls for a new walking path, parking improvements, an upgraded playground and sprayground, half-court basketball, and two new picnic pavilions that would someday replace the large "teepee" structure. Elements of the plan would be implemented over several years as funding becomes available.

A community meeting takes place on Thursday, May 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Avenue.

At the meeting, Conservancy officials will offer historical perspective, and then Metro Parks officials will present the proposed plans. Meeting attendees will then have an opportunity to comment.

“Cherokee Park is arguably Louisville’s most popular and most treasured park,” said Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, whose Ninth District includes the park. “We want to hear as many views as possible on what amenities the park’s users would like to see. I appreciate that Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy scheduled another meeting.” Ward-Pugh will participate in the community meeting.

The "draft final" plan and additional project planning documents can be viewed online here. Those who can't attend the meeting may offer feedback via e-mail at

"After we released the final concept in January, we heard from citizens who wanted additional time to comment on the final concept," said Lisa Hite, senior planner for Metro Parks. "We're happy to invite more feedback and continue the discussion."