Public Meeting This Week for Hogan's Fountain Changes

The Hogan’s Fountain area of Cherokee Park is in line for some updates, and the final public meeting about the changes will be held this week.

Metro Parks Senior Planner Lisa Hite says it’s a heavily used section of the park, and they’re simply looking to update the area, while maintaining the Olmsted design.

She says they’ve taken comments from previous public meetings into account.

“Increasing the amount of parking by a lot was not going to really be a popular thing,” says Hite, “but they would really like to see better accommodations for pedestrians, wheelchair users, better accessibility in the area, woodland paths need some work and restoration as well.”

Hite says officials don’t have a cost estimate or timeline on the project yet.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening at seven at the Highlands-Shelby Park library branch.