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The entrance to the Butchertown neighborhood in Louisville, KY.
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In the spring of 2013, the Boys and Girls’ Club building, previously located along the western side of the park, was demolished and its land was cleared. The new green space that resulted from the demolition sparked the interest of neighborhood residents who desired a more vibrant and active park. Consequently, a new design for the park was sought through a public process coordinated by the Urban Design Studio (UDS), in collaboration with the Butchertown Neighborhood Association (BNA) and Louisville Metro Parks.
The design process for the park sought to incorporate ideas and feedback from members of the Butchertown community, as well as other project stakeholders in Louisville. The process was open to all participants, some of whom remained involved throughout the entirety of the design’s evolution. The process began with a design charrette followed by two public meetings