Group Hopeful Prize Money Will Go Toward Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion

Representatives from Reader’s Digest Wednesday presented Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office with a $1,000 dollar check that could go toward preserving the Hogan’s Fountain Pavillion in Cherokee Park. A group dedicated to preserving the structure—often called the teepee—petitioned Reader’s Digest for the money as part of a contest the magazine was holding to fund community projects.

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… Continue reading Public Meeting This Week for Hogan's Fountain Changes

An Inventory of Louisville's Art and the Care It Needs

Serious art collectors keep careful lists of their treasures and tend to them using meticulous instructions. In recent decades, cities are starting to do the same through public art plans. Now, Louisville is cataloguing its public art and trying to figure out how to maintain its collection. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. On a triangle of… Continue reading An Inventory of Louisville's Art and the Care It Needs

Windstorm-Felled Trees Could Invite Invasives in Parks

Last week’s windstorm thrashed more than power lines. It tossed debris across city parks and took down hundreds of trees. Now, with new clearings and sunny spots, the parks are more vulnerable than ever to invasive species. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.