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Tyler Park, Hogan's Fountain to be focus of Feb. 23 public meeting

Friday February 13, 2009

Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host two public meetings on Monday, February 23, to discuss future plans for Tyler Park and the Hogan’s Fountain area of Cherokee Park. The meetings will take place at the Highlands-Shelby Park branch library located at 1250 Bardstown Road in the Mid City Mall.

The meetings will be the first 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 the Tyler Park plan to follow at 7:15. Typically, the initial meeting within the master plan process is designed to be a “listening session.” Residents are encouraged to share their concerns, likes and dislikes about the parks with the project team, as well as ideas for improvements or changes in park use or facilities.

In addition, Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy are seeking photos, old newspaper clippings or any other additional historical items residents may have relating to both parks. Residents are encouraged to bring these items to the February 23 meeting to share.

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 www.louisvilleky.gov/metroparks/cityofparks/projects.

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.