mahr park plan2

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/16/13) – Lose & Associates architects unveiled the overall draft plan for the proposed Madisonville Mahr Park to the public Tuesday, Aug. 13, which included concepts developed from the first public hearing earlier this year. The park is proposed as a development throughout the 265-acre tract on the eastern shore of Lake Peewee, that was part of the Glema Mahr estate, which she donated to the city.

Areas incorporated from the July 19 public hearing included dog parks, an amphitheater, Kentucky wildflower areas, playgrounds, picnic areas, an event center for weddings and gatherings, walking trails, a vegetable garden, flowering gardens, orchards, a sculpture trail, bird sanctuary, kayak launch, a gazebo and an arboretum.

 mahr park people

Madisonville Mayor David Jackson welcomed the audience and their comments.
"Lose & Associates will point out areas that were brought up during the first public comment phase and how we've incorporated a lot of those details into the plan," said Jackson. "We welcome your input."
The Mahr Park committee was available for questions during second public hearing although most were directed to the architects. Some members of the audience wanted to know about infrastructure issues such as water drainage and collection, revenue generation possibilities and if there would be sufficient electrical supply to the park.
Tony Smith asked David Lose and the committee how it will address a fiscal plan for the park's sustainability.
"We do have some figures about various costs for shelters and various activity areas," said Lose. "We're looking at the master plan and going into phasing and the cost of each phase. Over the next 20 years, things will change. Basically, what we have now is a five-year plan."
Another key component that will be an asset to the park would be a pavilion constructed by the Hopkins County Extension Service to accommodate outdoor classrooms, said Lose. Another new area identified is a Warrior's Garden for veterans returning from war.
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.


Most Read This Week

November 20, 2015 9628

Dispatchers Overhear Drug Activity during…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 9541

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8598

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7374

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4280

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15078

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14307

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 1709

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1684

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted -…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1000

Students Serve to Learn Life Lesson

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 929

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 832

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 796

Two Vehicle Collision Sends Four to Area Hospitals

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 795

A.G. Conway Announces $256 Million Settlement…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 685

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 574

Ky. Division of Forestry Firefighters on Standby…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 519

Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on…

by SurfKY News