Tom Wallace Recreation Area Master Plan

Tom Wallace Lake/First Public Meeting 


On February 18, 2016 Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation hosted a public meeting to unveil concept plans for the Tom Wallace Recreation Area at the Jefferson Memorial Forest. The Tom Wallace Recreation Area is Jefferson Memorial Forest’s main recreation area and the first area of the Forest opened to the public upon its establishment in 1948. The last major renovation of the Tom Wallace Recreation Area occurred in the 1980s.

Jefferson Memorial Forest is a key attraction in the South Points Scenic Area in southwest Louisville, the Tom Wallace section making up nearly 35 percent of the Forest's 350,000 annual visitors.

This current effort will help build a detailed site plan for the Tom Wallace Recreation Area, which includes general concept plans that were part of the Forest’s 2009 Master Plan. Improved amenities that are being considered include restrooms, expanded parking, trailhead facilities, shelters, play areas, fishing and canoeing access, among others. 

Funding for this project was provided as part of Louisville Metro Government’s FY 2015 Budget. 

The following documents depict the future plans for Tom Wallace Lake that were presented at the first public meeting held on February 18, 2016.





Preliminary Concept Plan - Upper Use Area

 Concept Plan

 Accessible Paths


To offer feedback on these plans, please send an email to [email protected].



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