Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Public Input Reported to Mahr Park Planning Committee

glema mahr 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/16/13) – Although Madisonville's Mahr Park is still in its conception phase, the planning committee has identified four key areas that are crucial to the development - the development of the Glema Mahr home, that was bequeathed to the city by the late Glema Mahr, a nature area and trails and an amphitheater.
 
The planning committee met with representatives of the Lose & Associates Landscape Architecture firm Monday, July 15 at city hall. Several artists’ renderings of possible development throughout the 265-acre tract on the eastern shore of Lake Peewee, that was part of Mahr's estate, were shown to the committee.
 
One public hearing on the park has been held and another is planned for August. Public appealing areas identified during the hearing included a dog park, 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, outdoor classrooms and an arboretum.
 
Lose & Associates assimilated the information and presented it to the planning committee during its meeting.
 
The event center and amphitheater, were two aspects of the planned park, were identified areas that could generate revenue to help sustain it.
 
Committee member and Madisonville Community Development Director Daron Jordan recommended an archaeological study has been done as part of the development phase. Committee member and Madisonville City Councilwoman Hannah Myers suggested that plans include a walking trail long enough to accommodate a 5K run or walk.
 
A nesting place for Bald Eagles is a concept that Lose & Associates believes would provide opportunities for class studies as well as live camera feed to watch the National Bird's nesting habits.
 
Artwork display areas for inside the main house for Mahr's Ray Harm art collection is another key area for the planned park.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 6605

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4421

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 21, 2014 3395

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 18, 2014 3365

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 2830

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 2596

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 2563

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 23, 2014 2438

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2373

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2284

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 23, 2014 2438

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1767

Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Minor

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1477

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 23, 2014 1453

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 23, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1348

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Lisa Miller
October 22, 2014 1104

Build, Go and Grow Regional Entrepreneurship…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Patricia Wiles
October 23, 2014 906

America Should Not Go Greek in the Bathroom

in General News For All Sites by Dr. Glenn Mollette
October 22, 2014 868

Come Monster Mash at the Museum This Saturday

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
October 23, 2014 848

Vocational Rehabilitation Seeks Public Input Nov.…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock
October 23, 2014 780

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week –…

in Local (Hopkinsville) Top News by Paul Ray

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss