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Butler, Welch and Johnson praise new Iroquois Playground

Tuesday August 14, 2007

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Once again, Iroquois Park is a shining example of the uniqueness of Louisville’s City of Parks. This time because of a public and private partnership that removes physical barriers for some children.

“We are fortunate that Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the Dream Foundation worked to bring us a $1.4 million playground where all children can be children and have fun,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D) 15. who represents Iroquois Park.

Butler was present along with Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and Dan Johnson (D) 21 for the formal dedication of the “Play Together” playground. It features a playground with elevated ramps and decks for children with disabilities, three swing sets, a 2,500 square foot splash area and 13,000 square feet of rubberized surface to keep kids safe while playing.

“Those of us who grew up in this area know how special Iroquois Park is,” says Welch. “Now it will be special for a whole new generation.”

“We have worked hard to let every one know that Iroquois Park is not being neglected,” says Johnson. “I would encourage everyone to come out if you have not walked the park in a while to come out and not only see this playground but the other improvements as well.”

The new playground also includes a new restroom area and improved handicapped parking.

“I think Metro Parks should be commended for this new approach to our playgrounds and parks,” says Butler. “I am looking forward to what they have in store for Wyandotte Park as part of this focus on our City of Parks.”

Marianne Butler (D) 15
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Dan Johnson (D) 21