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Metro Parks Newsroom

Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Project Public Information Session – July 14

Tuesday July 1, 2014

 Louisville Metro Parks will offer an orientation/education walking tour as part of the design process for the Northern Overlook Restoration Project. The meeting will be held July 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the top of Iroquois Park, at Sullivan Grove near the overlook.  Gate to Uppill Road will open at 6:30 p.m..

In partnership with Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is preparing for a $1 million project at Iroquois Park’s Northern Overlook. The project seeks to enhance the overlook by improving its sustainability, make it less prone to erosion, and create a vibrant and welcoming public space.

In the last few months, Metro Parks crews removed existing concrete, paving and stonework at the site. The overlook and hillside have also been graded and seeded, and erosion control materials installed to prepare the site for future development.

The gathering on July 14 will feature a walking tour to share information about various issues related to the park and the overlook site, including history, landscaping, erosion/drainage, plants/trees, and the opportunities and challenges inherent in the park landscape as it relates to creating a site development plan. Attendees will be asked to consider these issues and offer input and suggestions for the plan.

Parking will be available along Toppill Road, with accommodations made for individuals with limited mobility. Portable restrooms will be available on site, and water provided.

A rain date of July 15 is planned, in case of inclement weather, same time and location.

An additional public meetings are planned, and a design plan expected to be completed by the end of summer, with some initial construction possible by the end of the year.