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The public input phase of planning the future of Beargrass Preserve is moving forward!

Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group has installed a Discovery Trail that invites park users to envision the future of the site and provide feedback. “Discovery Points” feature signs that interpret the unique elements in different parts of the landscape and outline possible scenarios for land management and improvement. You can scan a QR code on the signs, or click THIS LINK to visit the project site online.

Beargrass Preserve is the new park land adjacent to Cherokee Park. Thanks to a generous $8 million gift from Norman and Belita Noltemeyer, Olmsted Parks Conservancy was able to purchase the site, approximately 25 acres of land, from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2021. The property acquisition represents the first major expansion of Louisville’s Cherokee Park in 100 years.

After a competitive procurement process, Olmsted Parks Conservancy selected Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, a local architecture firm, to lead the Beargrass Preserve Master Plan. The local firm is tasked to develop design concepts that consider an analysis of the land, public feedback, estimated costs, and anticipated maintenance for major park features.


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