Great Urban Parks Campaign Grant for Chickasaw Park


In 2018, Jefferson Memorial Forest was awarded a $195,000 grant from the National Recreational Parks and Recreation Association through their “Great Urban Parks Campaign”.  This grant is being supported by the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District who is providing in-kind  engineering support. The purpose of the grant is to implement certain elements  of the West  Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative master plan.

This grant funds construction documentation for improvements including restoration of Chickasaw Pond for safe use by the community for fishing, basic canoeing activities, environmental education and general passive use. It  also will provide design documentation for the woodland areas and associated parking lot  in the SW corner of the park which will include a nature play element, paths and visual Ohio River connectivity. Finally, the grant  funds a modest  of amount of  construction of “green infrastructure” to improve  water quality by controlling run-off from the project site, including drainage from Chickasaw Pond.

The following documents are provided to keep the community abreast of this project. Below are links to documents concerning issues examined in close consultation with community stakeholders, residents, and the general public.  Please check back periodically to stay abreast of the project.

Site Investigations – Spring and Summer 2019

Historic Testing Results

7/26/219 Great Urban Parks Campaign Design Kick-off Meeting

8/16/2019 Stakeholder/Community Council Site Visit

9/14/2019 Chickasaw Park visit with voting boards for nature play area

9/29/2019 Community Gathering in Chickasaw Park

2/5/2020 Stakeholder Meeting for Chickasaw Park

2/27/2020 Public Meeting for Chickasaw Park