Thursday, December 04, 2008

Otter Creek Park Meeting

There will be a meeting of concerned citizens on Sunday, December 7th at Otter Creek Park for the purpose of discussing and trading ideas on issues facing the park, and generally to show support for such a rare jewel in our tri-county community. The meeting begins at 2:00 pm and will be held at the Main Pavilion, located at the third left from the entrance in the Dogwood section.

Forget the cold and come on out in support of the park. The mayor, in his infallible greatness, has allowed the park to remain open for us, the unwashed citizenry, until January 1st instead of the original date of December 14th. Take this extra time to share your thoughts about what can be done to keep it open, or just to say goodbye to the fun and togetherness that was shared among generations of Louisvillians and other Kentuckians for the last 71 years.

People needing transportation may call 937-6044 or 807-8295.

Here are a few links about the park and the people putting together this gathering:
Facebook Group - Save Otter Creek Park
Metro Parks Site
Tree Identification Chart


    I think the Louisville City Council needs to design a business plan on how to make Otter Creek Park pay for itself. "Developers" are salivating at the prospects of squeezing dollars out of what should be the birth-right of every citizen of Louisville and the surrounding communities. They seem to have forgotten that the purpose of a City or County government is to serve the citizens both current and future. They also have an ethical and moral obligation in preserving historical sights within the community. Otter Creek Park is to Louisville what Central Park is to New York City. It makes Louisville a place to both live and work in harmony. I pay $35.00 a year for the privilege to go to Bernheim Forest and I would gladly pay $35.00 a year for the priviliege to go to Otter Creek Park.
    My husband and I are devastated over the potential loss of Otter Creek Park. We are not native Kentuckian, moving to the area two years ago. Over the past two years, we grew to love Otter Creek Park, hiking the trails nearly every weekend. We love the scenic views and grew in appreciation of the historical significance of the area, as we hiked the trails. Please, we must save the park for future generations.
    ~Janice Schneider

  2. No one has said it better than you just have. Thanks for commenting!