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President King announces special ribbon cutting and music festival at new Emerson Garden Park.

Monday May 21, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Louisville’s newest public greenspace is opening on June 10th with a special ribbon cutting and music and street festival at the new Emerson Gardens Park located on the corner of Hickory and Sylvia Streets in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood. 
    The land, formerly the site of the Emerson School, is also home to a popular community garden with the remaining acreage being recently transformed into a public greenspace complete with a new Gazebo for outdoor musical events community festivals. 
    “We are excited that the new Emerson Gardens Park will be a treasured and popular destination for local residents and the community at large,” said President Jim King (D-10). “We want this to be a true neighborhood hub for community gatherings, concerts and performances. We hope to build on the already strong partnerships the Schnitzelburg neighborhood has in place. Everything here has been guided by the people and businesses who live and work here. The strong Schnitzelburg Neighborhood Association, the Schnitzelburg Seniors Center and the institution of Check’s Cafe are examples of strong partnerships that demonstrate how collaboration and cooperation among residents, businesses and non-profits contribute to making Schnitzelburg a great neighborhood in which to live, work and play."
    The event opens at 3:00 p.m. with a street festival/vendor booths along Hickory Street from Burnett to Forrest, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Gazebo at 5:00 p.m. Local greats John Gage and Mickey Clark kick off the music @ 5:30 p.m. followed by Pat Younger and Paloverde.

Sponsor:
Jim King (D) 10