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New sprayground dedicated at Farnsley Park

Friday July 24, 2009

Mayor Jerry Abramson presents a plaque honoring former Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call (not pictured) and her aide Leah Pepper (pictured) for their work to improve Farnsley Park. They are joined by current Councilman Brent Ackerson (also pictured).

Children and families in the Farnsley Park area have a new sprayground to enjoy, as part of a park improvement project that Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson celebrated today.

The $260,000 project includes a new sprayground, pedestrian walkways, a new drinking fountain and a more inviting entrance off Commander Drive, as well as a new tennis court that will open in August. Louisville Metro capital dollars and funds provided by former Councilwoman Ellen Call paid for the project.

“All these improvements will make Farnsley Park a family and neighborhood destination,” said Abramson. “The work we’ve done here is just one example of the improvements we’re making throughout Louisville’s parks, as part of our City of Parks initiative.”

Louisville now has seven free spraygrounds, with seven more planned over the next year. These spraygrounds are part of an aquatics plan announced by Abramson earlier this year. The aquatics plan also includes continued investment in the city’s four outdoor pools and the development of additional indoor aquatic centers in future years.

“A great many people have worked hard to see this park continue to be the special place that it is, including former Councilwoman Ellen Call, Metro Parks, the Mayor and the park’s neighbors,” said Ackerson. “I know my constituents will enjoy this great park, and I look forward to working with them to continue making improvements to it.”

Ackerson provided a plaque for the park that will recognize the efforts of Call and her legislative aide, Leah Pepper, to develop and implement a master plan for Farnsley Park.

The five-acre Farnsley Park is located at 3100 Wedgewood Way.