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Ordinance would reopen Iroquois and Cherokee Park loops as Metro Council members issue statement

For more than a year, the loops at Iroquois and Cherokee parks have been closed to traffic to allow people to maintain a physical distance during the pandemic.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Editor's note: The above video is from April 2021.

More than a year after they were shut down, Louisville Metro Council members want to reopen the loops at Iroquois and Cherokee Parks.

Two ordinances to lift the closures are on the agenda for a May 20 council meeting.

One is specifically for Rundill Road at Iroquois Park and would limit temporary closures to 60-days unless the council approves an extension.

The other ordinance creates those same closure rules for all parks.

It also calls for the immediate reopening of any closure due to COVID-19, like the scenic loop at Cherokee Park.

In a statement, councilmembers Amy Holton Stewart, Cindi Fowler, and Kevin Triplett write, "It is imperative that we restore equal access to the population that has been prohibited from enjoying the beauty of our majestic Southend gem, Iroquois Park."

Metro Parks said they expect to have a decision on reopening the park loops at the end of the month.

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