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Hogan Fountain Master Plan City of Louisville, Kentucky. Olmsted Parks Conservancy MetroParks environs, inc. landscape architecture Heritage Landscapes LLC , Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners 21 May 2009. Historic Olmsted Plan, 1897.

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hogan fountain master plan city of louisville kentucky
Hogan Fountain Master PlanCity of Louisville, Kentucky

Olmsted Parks Conservancy

MetroParks

environs, inc. landscape architecture

Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners

21 May 2009

historic olmsted plan 1897
Historic Olmsted Plan, 1897

F.L. & J.C. Olmsted, General Plan for Cherokee Park, 1897

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Historic Olmsted Plan, 1897

F.L. & J.C. Olmsted

General Plan for Cherokee Park, 1897

Hogan Fountain Area Detail

as built plan 1897
As-Built Plan, 1897

Diagram Showing Collection of Woody Plants of Kentucky in Cherokee Park, Detail, 1897

master plan 1994
Master Plan, 1994

Master Plan for Cherokee Park, 1994

Hogan Fountain Area Detail

cherokee park 1913
Cherokee Park, 1913

New Map of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky, Detail, 1913

hogan fountain contemporary aerial
Hogan Fountain Contemporary Aerial

north

Courtesy Live Search Maps, 2009

user survey results demographics
User Survey Results: Demographics

26 park visitors responded to the Hogan Fountain Area survey. Of the respondents:

  • 64% are male; 36% are female
  • 42% visit the Hogan Fountain Area 1-3 times per week
  • 62% stay for 1 hour or less; 27% stay 1-3 hours
  • 42% visit between 4pm - 7pm; 35% between noon - 4pm
  • 46% walk to the park; 46% travel by car
  • 19% within a 15 minute walk; 23% live within a 15-30 minute walk; 46% do not live within walking distance
  • 56% come to the area alone; 50% with friends; 46% with family (all that apply
  • Park user ages: 12% are 17-24, 12% are 25-35, 32% are 36-45, 40% are 46-64
  • Age ranges of children are: 20% toddler 1-3 years; 30% 3-5 years; 50% 5 -7 years; 40% 7-12 years; (all that apply)
user survey results current uses
User Survey Results: Current Uses

What do you do when you visit the Hogan Fountain Area?

  • 85% enjoy nature
  • 77% hike in woods
  • 69% leisure/measured walking
  • 69% enjoy views and vistas
  • 69% sit at a table or bench
  • 65% relax
user survey results perceptions
User Survey Results: Perceptions
  • What do you like Best About Hogan Fountain? (20 Respondents)
  • Top Responses:
      • Fountain (7, 35%)
      • Playground (2, 10%)
      • Pavilion (2, 10%)
      • Views/Surrounding (2, 10%)

“The look of the pavilion, although certainly an ‘icon,’ is somewhat dated. However, its design has been very serviceable -- ability to cook, move tables, stay cool in summer, dry in rain. I love the fountain itself -- it is beautiful and historically significant.”

- Survey Respondent

  • What do you like Least About Hogan Fountain? (20 Respondents)
  • Top Responses:
      • Traffic/Too Many Cars (3, 15%)
      • Restrooms (3, 15%)
      • Fountain/Pavement Around Fountain (3, 15%)
      • Litter/Unclean/Wear & Tear (3, 15%)

“Graffiti and vandalism, litter. Clearly, this area is used a lot -- which is good -- but the wear and tear show.”

-Survey Respondent

user survey results satisfaction
User Survey Results: Satisfaction

How satisfied are you with the facilities/services/amenities within the area?

Very Satisfied, Top Responses:

  • Access to the Park (68%)
  • Views, Vistas & Scenery (68%)
  • Access within the Park (52%)
  • Walkways (52%)

Not Very Satisfied, Top Responses:

  • Condition of Turf (44%)
  • Drinking Fountain (40%)
  • Restrooms (36%)
  • Benches (36%)
  • Cleanliness/Litter Pick-Up (32%)

“I'm glad that there's some attention given to woodland management. If uses are tailored to the capacity of the site (not such big gatherings that cars are parked everywhere), then this will continue to be a great park for Louisville.”

- Survey Respondent

hogan fountain project area context plan
Hogan Fountain Project Area Context Plan

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Scenic

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Creek

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Baringer Hill

Scenic

Project Boundary

Loop

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Cherokee

Alta Av

Eastern Parkway

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Barney Ave

Sherwood Av

Barrett Hill

Bonnycastle Av

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Existing Plan

Hogan Fountain

Multi-Use Trail

Loop

Bear

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Shelter

Creek

Playground

Picnicking

Sprayground

Basketball

Dingle

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Softball

Multi-Use Trail

project issues drainage erosion
Project Issues: Drainage & Erosion

Drainage and runoff impacts the road edges and causes erosion and water quality problems

Impacted Road Edge

The concentrated use in one area causes soil compaction, erosion, dusty and muddy conditions, and tree decline

Concentrated Use

Numerous swales and gullies impact the slopes and soils causing erosion

Impacted Road Edge

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Project Issues: Parking & Circulation

Pedestrian / vehicular conflicts are frequent for users crossing the road in these areas

Lay

-By

Parking

Parking Lot

Parking and traffic conflicts are a big problem on nice days when use is high

Lay

-By

Parking

project issues existing features
Project Issues: Existing Features

Hogan Fountain location is good, but is surrounded by unpleasant asphalt

The proximity of the existing basketball court to the other facilities is problematic

Hogan Fountain

Shelter

The existing shelter is deteriorating and is not compatible with the historic character of the park

Basketball

The softball field as well as the area to the south is not heavily used

Restroom

Softball

The Restroom is not compatible with the historic character of the park and is uninviting

The overhead power line is unsightly and causes tree damage

project issues trail system
Project Issues: Trail System

The trailhead needs better definition and signage

Multi-Use Trails

Rogue Trails

Hiking Trails

Multi-Use Trails

Rogue Trails

  • Needed improvements to trail system :
  • Reduce erosion
  • Long term management
  • Connect to park trail system

Hiking Trails

The many rogue trails impact the fragile slopes, soils, and plants

Rogue Trails

hogan fountain community priorities
Hogan Fountain: Community Priorities

Hogan Fountain

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Bear

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Shelter

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Playground

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Basketball

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Sprayground

Dingle

Hiking Trail

Volleyball

Parking

Rest

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Hiking Trail

Softball

C

  • Favorite Place / Feature
  • Not Working Feature
  • Place to improve

(Add Letter to Map and Explain)

Mark the plan with your priority elements: