Iroquois Park


Iroquois Park

38°9′39″N 85°47′18″O / 38.16083, -85.78833

Vue du centre-ville de Louisville au sommet du parc Iroquois.

L'Iroquois Park est un parc municipal de 300 ha situé à Louisville dans le Kentucky. Il fut dessiné par Frederick Law Olmsted. Situé au sud du quartier de Downtown Louisville, il est composé de collines recouvertes d'une ancienne forêt. Le sommet du parc offre un panorama sur la ville. Le parc offre un amphithéâtre, des terrains de basket-ball. Le Music Theatre Louisville joue chaque été dans son amphithéâtre.

Histoire

Le parc était un des trois parcs importants de Louisville ouverts à la fin du 19e siècle. Les terres furent achetées par la ville en 1889 sous la législature du mayeur Charles D. Jacob. Des terrains furent également achetés à l'époque pour y construire une route d'accès aujourd'hui nommée Southern Parkway[1]. En 1991, Frederick Law Olmsted signa le contrat pour dessiner le parc[2].

Liens externes

Références

  1. (en) Carl Kramer, Louisville's Olmsteadian Legacy, 1988, p. 7 
  2. (en) Carl Kramer, Louisville's Olmsteadian Legacy, 1988, p. 8 

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