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Tyler Park Renovation

 

Nestled in the heart of the Highlands, Tyler Park is a haven for neighbors to enjoy its playground and picnic facilities, sports courts, and walking paths.  The jewel in the park’s crown, the Tyler Park Bridge, is a large arched tunnel that allows pedestrians to freely walk from one part of the park to the other, without crossing the busy street that bisects Tyler Park.

Funded by support from donors to an Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s fundraising campaign, Louisville Parks and Recreation, Louisville Metro Government officials, and local residents’ fundraising efforts, the 2020 renovation brought the 1910 park into the 21st century.   The highlights of the renovation include: the repair and resurfacing of two of the historic tennis courts, removal of the old playground to make way for more modern play equipment, splash pad, addition of public bathrooms, park benches, lighting, and replacement of the tunnel’s stairs, to include a wheelchair and stroller-friendly ramp. All of these modern renovations were made while maintaining the historical charm of the park’s original design aesthetic.

 

At A Glance

Key Elements

  • Historic preservation of Tyler Park design elements
  • Inclusion of modern, safe Spray pad in playground design
  • Equipment building to blend with historical elements of the neighborhood
  • Restroom facilities, featuring historical design
  • Historic mix walkways and sidewalks
  • Stone walls, steps, and terraces
  • ADA stair replacement with user-friendly ramps and pavements
  • Lighting, plumbing, and landscape improvements