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Councilman King to discuss 10th District initiatives

Thursday July 21, 2005

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin

Patrick H. Neely

Councilman Jim King, D-10, today announced several quality of life initiatives he is taking in his council district. King would like to add sidewalks and walking paths in and around Joe Creason Park to connect the park to neighborhoods to the east and west and to make the park more user friendly. He also wants those walks to connect to the Louisville Nature Center and the Louisville Zoo. King is also working with MSD to have a walk built along Beargrass Creek between Schuff Lane and Creason Park and the Zoo as part of a creek bed restoration project and he hopes to have similar walking paths built in and around George Rogers Clark Park. He will allocate funding for the park projects from the infrastructure account he received in the 2006 budget recently passed. King plans to hold a neighborhood meeting at 7 p m. Monday, Sept. 26 at the Louisville Zoo's African Outpost to discuss the above plans. He will have John Walczak, Director of the Zoo, Mike Heitz, Director of Parks, and Major Robison of the LMPD in attendance.

King has also begun an initiative to fund the construction of gazebos and community areas for the Petersburg, Belmar, East Audubon, Camp Taylor and Audubon Park. In that connection he has received a commitment from the state to donate land in the Belmar area that can be used for a new Belmar Commons similar to Willow Park. Funding for these projects will come from his infrastructure account.

Jim King took office as a Councilman in January, 2005. He is the Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, Chair of the Contracts/Appointments Committee and a member of the Appropriations and Planning/Zoning Commitees.

Questions about this press release should be directed to Jim King at 574-1110 or


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