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A.B. Sawyer Public Meeting Jan. 17th

Monday January 9, 2012

Metro Parks will host a public meeting on Tuesday, January 17, to discuss future plans for A.B. Sawyer Park. The meeting will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Lyndon City Hall, 515 Wood Road.

This is the second in a series of public meetings sponsored by Metro Parks to gather input from park users and area residents on the future of A.B. Sawyer Park. The meeting will include a presentation of alternative plans followed by an open discussion.

A.B. Sawyer Park is the home of the Lyndon Recreation Association. A Metro recycling site, Metro Parks Landscape Division offices, and a Metro Parks maintenance facility are also located within the park.

Of special interest within the park are unique geological features including two springs, a karst window, several sinkholes, woodlands, wetlands and meadows. The balance between active and passive use of the area will be discussed along with plans for the future A.B. Sawyer Greenway and Louisville Loop connection.

In addition, Metro Parks is seeking photos, old newspaper clippings or any other additional historical items residents may have relating to the property. Residents are encouraged to bring these items to the January 17th meeting.

About the parks:
A.B. Sawyer Park is a 47.25-acre park located at 9300 Whipps Mill (Whipps Mill and Old Mill Roads). The park includes two playgrounds, 12 ballfields, two multi-purpose fields, two playgrounds, restrooms, tennis courts, and an undeveloped open space along Beargrass Creek.