IRISH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC
Bring your dinner, meet new friends and enjoy the old…
Breslin Park-Wed., June 12that 5:30pm
– Bi-Annual Neighborhood Association Mtg. at 6:30 pm
– FREE ~ Children’s I.D. Cards will be made with your child’s photo. Provided by the LMPD
– Neighborhood Watch Program ~ learn about our new watch program & how you can join.
– Have you seen our new Breslin Park Rain Garden? Our neighbor from the County Ext. Office will be available to answer any questions you may have about Rain Gardens & more.
– Major Mark Fox, Commander of LMPD’s 5th. Division will be attending to meet the Irish Hill residents.
– Check out the revamped LMPD Helicopter! Be sure to bring your camera for fun photos…
“A connected neighborhood is a safer neighborhood!”
The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association reached out to Metro Parks for an update on the Breslin Park makeover. They say the is proceeding. Here are some highlights:
- East walking path has been paved
- Sprayground is in progress (waiting on drains)
- Waiting on LG&E for power
- Benches anchored
- Rough grading 80% completed
- West walking path – rocking and demolishing in that area. Projected completion 2 weeks
- Parking lot paving completed by week of 10/10
Metro Parks anticipates substantial completion by November 15.
While the sprayground will not be ready for this season, as previously told to IHNA, we have been advised that more trees will be planted than originally planned. Metro Parks has not said when the trees will be planted, but the trees being selected will be substantial.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Construction continues at Breslin Park. Irish Hill Neighborhood Association contacted Metro Parks for an update and they provided some pretty nice insights. If you subscribe to Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh’s mailing list, you may have seen a similar update, but this is the full letter that was sent to us from our inquiry. Take a look.
We are pleased to provide you and the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association an update on the construction work that is now underway in Breslin Park.
The current project scope includes construction of a sprayground, restroom building, an enlarged open multi-use playing field, reconfiguration of a portion of the playground, open plaza with shade structure, a paved walking path on the north-east side of the park, entry drive improvements with about 13 regular and two handicap parking spaces, and trees. The current project also includes significant infrastructure improvements including surface and sub-surface drainage improvements, upgraded electric, sewer and water.
Future improvements to be funded include the west side walking path and additional park furnishings. Fundraising is currently underway to complete these items.
At this time the deep trenching for sewer and water is complete and the rough in plumbing is underway in the restroom building. Many piles of dirt and fill material have been placed on the west side of the park. This material will be rough graded next week. It is part of the fill necessary to re-configure the entire west side of the park to provide a much more aesthetic and functional open green space that can be used for a variety of activities. Topsoil will be imported to provide a nice uniform lawn/turf area. There is still a lot of grading work to be done on the east side. Much of the re-grading is being done to improve drainage and to assure that all paths and paved areas are ada compliant.
The majority of this work will be complete by late September. Trees will be installed in the dormant season beginning in November.
Please feel free to check back with us in about a month for another progress report.
We will keep everyone posted. If you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to leave them comment section, below, or email us privately at info (at) irishhillneighbors (dot) org
If you have driven past the Lexington Rd / Payne St intersection, you have likely noticed the construction in Breslin Park. After taking out the Breslin Pool, Metro Parks went to work on creating and implementing a new Master Plan. The new design includes the upgraded playground equipment (already in place), a splash park, a shade structure and … wait for it …. TREES! The Plan is set in three phases, and last we heard was that Phase 1 and Phase 2 would be able to be done simultaneously.
Irish Hill Neighborhood Association asked for as many trees as possible (as well as other design ideas). Originally, the planting of the trees was to be done after Phase 3 was complete. This was mostly due to funding arrangements. After much discussion with Metro Parks and the Parks Foundation, they were able to find funding and some sizable trees that can be planted when Phase 1 and Phase 2 is completed.
Click this link –> Breslin Plan 2010 <– for a PDF of the current Breslin Park Master Plan. Phase 1 and Phase 2 includes the spray ground and shade structure, as well as the landscaping and walking loop on the north and east side of the park. Some of the new parking surface is included in the Phase 1 and Phase 2 construction. Phase 3 Construction is the rest of the walking loop and additional landscaping.
We will keep you posted as we have additional information.