McNeely Lake Park Master Plan



Welcome to the site that will include information about the upcoming master plan for McNeely Lake Park.

Metro Parks has initiated a Master Plan project at McNeely Lake Park. The project will entail the future development and enhancement of the park. The scope of work for the master plan will include three phases:

1.Awareness – collect existing site inventory and analysis, document natural and cultural resources; the phase will conclude with the first public meeting
2.Conceptual Exploration – produce conceptual design and alternatives; hold second public meeting
3.Vision – present preliminary master plan at third public meeting; the outcomes of this meeting will lead to the final master plan document.
McNeely Lake Park is intended to be a key bicycle and pedestrian connection along the Louisville Loop, as that 100-mile shared use path departs from the Floyds Fork corridor and continues west toward the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

The Louisville Loop, a key component of the City of Parks initiative to expand and improve Louisville's public parks, is a paved shared-use path encircling the city that will measure more than 100 miles when complete. It offers recreational and alternative transportation routes for cyclists, joggers and walkers. Sections of the Loop will also accommodate horseback riders.

The master plan for McNeely Lake Park will include a significant community input process. The first public meeting will be scheduled for the middle of September. The date and location of the meeting will be announced at a later date.

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Public Meeting #3 (Draft)

 Master Plan #3 - 11/29/12

    Area Enhancements






North Area Animation

Roadway Animation

Public Meeting #2 (Draft)

 Master Plan #2 - 04/24/12

Public Meeting #1 (Draft)

 Master Plan #1 - 09/13/2011

North Park Use Area (Existing Parking: 43 lake spaces & 43 ridge spaces)

Concept 1: Enhanced Existing Assets (Proposed Parking: 54 lake & 71 ridge)
Concept 2: Consolidated Core (Proposed Parking: 58 lake & 69 ridge)
Concept 3: Hub-to-Lake Connection (Proposed Parking: 47 lake & 95 ridge)
Concept 4: Active & Passive Recreation Hubs (Proposed Parking: 47 lake & 96 ridge)
East Park Use Area (Existing Parking: 136 spaces)

Concept: Soccer Facilities (Proposed Parking: 160 - 165)
South Park Use Area (Existing Parking: 8-12 spaces)

Concept: Horse/ Equestrian Hub  (Proposed Parking: 26 spaces plus 3 trailer parking spaces)



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