Monday October 8, 2007
Public Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 10
Efforts to improve Wyandotte Park begin with a public meeting on Wednesday, October 10, to kick off a master planning process for the park. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, located within the park at 1010 Beecher Street.
A series of public meetings over the next several months will give citizens an opportunity to interact with Metro Parks officials and consultants from Environment Design Collaborative. The meetings will result in a new plan that will guide future improvements to the park as funding becomes available.
At the first meeting, participants will hear a presentation about the current conditions of the park, and have the opportunity to complete a survey about their interests. At future meetings, citizens can offer feedback on drafts of the master plan.
For those unable to attend the meeting, the survey is available online at www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/cityofparks/projects/wyandotteplanning.htm. At that site, participants can also sign up for an e-mail notification list for future meetings, view information about the project as it proceeds, and offer online feedback to the project team.
The planning effort was made possible with $85,000 in funding that was provided by Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Councilwoman Marianne Butler in the city's capital budget. A portion of those funds will also be used to begin implementing the master plan once it’s finalized.
In addition to the master planning project, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to work with Metro Parks to improve a youth baseball complex in the park and help start a new league. Several years ago, a youth sports organization stopped using Wyandotte Park.
Wyandotte Park is a 25-acre park at Taylor Boulevard and Beecher Street that was designed in 1935. It currently includes tennis and basketball courts, a picnic shelter, restrooms, a playground, a walking path, baseball fields and a croquet court. The park also has an old outdoor swimming pool that was permanently closed after the 2006 summer season because of significant structural failures.