Forest Master Plan

In July 2009, Louisville Metro Parks unveiled a new master plan to guide future improvements to the 6,191-acre Jefferson Memorial Forest in the Fairdale area. The master plan provides a detailed vision for future land acquisitions, public facilities and nature/adventure programs at the Forest. This plan also includes identification of a preliminary route and alignment of the paved Louisville Loop trail, which will offer recreation and alternative transportation opportunities as part of the City of Parks initiative.

Funding for this project included $200,000 from the C.E.S. Foundation, $80,000 from Louisville Metro Government general funds, and $20,000 from Metro Council members: $9,000 from Vicki Welch (D-13), $5,000 from Rick Blackwell (D-12), $2,000 each from Kelly Downard (R-16) and Madonna Flood (D-24), and $1,000 each from Bob Henderson (D-14) and Dan Johnson (D-21). Consulting services were provided by Jones & Jones.

*NEW* Tom Wallace Recreation Area Master Plan (from Public Meeting - 02/18/2016)
*NEW* 2009 Jefferson Memorial Forest Master Plan (PDF)
*NEW* The Culture History of The Jefferson Memorial Forest (PDF)

Master Plan illustrations
Below are concept drawings unveiled at a public meeting on Oct. 21, 2008

 Proposed Trail Circulation

  Environmental Education

  Equestrian Trails

  Horine Center

  Jeff Jack Resource Center

  JMF Concept Diagram

  JMF Master Plan

  New Campground Document

  Paul Yost area

  Scott's Gap

  Tom Wallace Lake

  Welcome Center


Preliminary concepts from public meeting on May 21, 2008

 USGS Topograhpical Map of Jefferson Memorial Forest

 Eastern JMF Map (all layers)

 Western JMF Map (all layers)

 Larger context map

May 21 Powerpoint (part 1)

May 21 Powerpoint (part 2)


Project Library

 1995 Jefferson County Memorial Forest Resource Management Plan

 Fairdale Neighborhood Plan (appendix)

 Fairdale Neighborhood Plan Document #1

 Fairdale Neighborhood Plan Document #2

Notes from 1/24/08 meeting (MS word)

 JMF Purpose Plan Schedule

 Steering Committee Questionaire (MS word)