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
Preliminary concepts from public meeting on May 21, 2008
Eastern JMF Map (all layers)
Western JMF Map (all layers)
Fairdale Neighborhood Plan (appendix)
Steering Committee Questionaire (MS word)