The monetary goal has been met to begin the next phase of Willow Park renovations. In the first phase, the quaint Cherokee Triangle park received a new restroom, some new trees, and improved road alignments. Soon (spring) Willow Park is scheduled to receive some new benches, Victorian style lamp poles, new walkway design, and some more trees. Grading and drainage issues will also be addressed during the spring renovations.
The master plan for Willow Park’s renovation was submitted in 2005 with a completion goal of $240,000. Tom Owen, our 8th District Metro Councilman, along with the Willow Park campaign committee has donated $60,000 to be used for park renovations over the next 2 years. The Cherokee Triangle Association has also agreed to a similar donation. With that being said, continued support and funding is still absolutely necessary for the final phase.
On a personal note, this park is awesome. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Louisville on Frederick Law Olmsted’s Cherokee Parkway, and it has the sentimental value for me since I grew up walking to Willow Park and Cherokee Park. I am very excited to see the upcoming improvements, and I’m hoping to support the campaign with a donation after tax season! If you want to donate to the Willow Park renovation, mail a check payable to Olmsted Parks Conservancy, along with your name, address, email, and phone number (make sure to write “campaign for the restoration of willow park” in the memo line) mail to:
Cherokee Triangle Association
P.O. Box 4306
Louisville, KY 40204