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Pavilion At Iroquois Park To Be Restored

Louisville Metro Parks is enlisting the help of some high school students to restore the historic Sunnyhill Pavilion at Iroquois Park.The Olmstead Parks Conservancy has received a $197,000 grant from the group Save America's Treasures for the project.

The 1920's-era structure will be restored with the help of some students from nearby Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academy's construction technology programs.Mimi Zinniel with the Olmstead Conservancy says professionals from her group and the city will team with the students to work on the pavilion and surrounding area."The hill has been repaired, there's going to be landscaping put around it of course, and we followed the original Olmstead intent in planting design as well," she said.Iroquois and Louisville's two other flagship parks, Cherokee and Shawnee, were designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.            

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.