Louisville Parks and Recreation to host public meeting about Jefferson Memorial Forest's Tom Wallace Recreation Area May 24

May 14, 2021

Under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (Public Law 88-578), citizens are afforded the opportunity to express their views concerning the recreational needs of their community.  To provide a forum for discussion, Louisville Parks and Recreation will be hosting an open meeting on:

Date:  Monday, May 24, 2021

Time:  6-7 p.m. 

Location:  Fairdale Village Green Gazebo

Address:  10005 Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118

The specific purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed Phase I construction of planned improvements to the Tom Wallace Recreation Area at Jefferson Memorial Forest.  Phase I is focused on improving access within the park by creating a paved accessible trail from the front of the park to Tom Wallace Lake. 

The project will also result in an improved and paved parking area closest to Mitchell Hill Road; expansion of an existing parking area near the Tom Wallace Lake spillway; complete renovation and expansion of the small picnic area overlooking the lake in the vicinity of the spillway; construction of an accessible trail along the entire length of the northern shore of the lake; replacement of the shelter nearest the western end of the lake; construction of a boardwalk across the western end of the lake, and also installation of amenities such as benches and a swing.

The public is invited to review the construction drawings for the project that are the result of previously public meetings and voice their opinion on the proposed activities and potential impacts of the project. Anyone wishing to support or oppose the proposed project can also submit written comments to Jefferson Memorial Forest, PO Box 456, Fairdale, KY 40118 or e-mail to [email protected] by Friday, May 28.

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