Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion Group Asks Council for Support, Plans Fundraiser

The Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion group will hold a fundraiser tomorrow night to raise money to repair and preserve the 46-year-old structure.

The pavilion, commonly called the tepee, is not part of the Metro Parks Department’s master plan for Cherokee Park, but the city has agreed to keep it standing if $82,000 can be raised to repair the roof.

About $27,000 has been raised so far, and Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion has asked the Metro Council to agree to donate $40,000 in matching funds. No decision on that request has been made, though Councilmembers Tina Ward-Pugh and Tom Owen have both pledged money to save the pavilion.

The fundraiser will be at the O’Shea’s and Flanigan’s restaurants in the Highlands.