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Tyler Park, Hogan’s Fountain master plan public meeting to be held Oct. 6

Monday September 21, 2009

Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host two public meetings on Tuesday, October 6, to discuss future plans for Tyler Park and the Hogan’s Fountain area of Cherokee Park. The meetings will take place at the auditorium of the St. James School, located at 1818 Edenside Drive. The meetings will be the third 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 discussion on the Tyler Park plan to follow at 7:15. The master planning projects are funded by Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and Councilman Tom Owen, whose district includes Tyler Park.

Previous meetings included public input sessions to determine the strengths and shortcomings of the parks as they are now. A power-point presentation entitled The Olmsted Plan - How is it Doing? was presented at the last meeting and is available for viewing on the project websites. The results of recent user surveys are also posted online. The October 6 meeting will feature a presentation of alternative preliminary plans for both Tyler Park and the Hogan’s Fountain area. Input collected at the meeting will be considered as the final plans are prepared.

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.

Please visit the project websites:

Hogan's Fountain (Cherokee Park)

Tyler Park