May 18 2018 Parks and Recreation swimming pools to open Memorial Day Weekend

The four outdoor pools operated by Louisville Parks and Recreation will open for the season on Saturday, May 26. The Algonquin, Norton, Fairdale and Sun Valley Park pools are fully staffed with lifeguards, though the department is looking to hire additional staff for the pools this summer.

May 10 2018 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Needs Your Input Louisville Loop Extension in McNeely Lake Park

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a multi-use path in McNeely Lake Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966.

May 10 2018 Louisville Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation
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May 8 2018 Registration for youth summer camps now underway

May 7 2018 Locust Grove is In Bloom Gardeners’ Fair and Silent Auction returns to Locust Grove for the 23rd year

Louisville—Historic Locust Grove will hold the 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair Friday, May 11, Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. This hallmark event will feature over 40 vendors and demonstrators showcasing annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants, garden art, and garden tools.

May 1 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation teams with Bicycling for Louisville to offer free bike parking during

Approximately 100 bicycle parking spaces will be available during Derby Week at Wayside Park near Churchill Downs, thanks to a partnership between Bicycling for  Louisville and Louisville Parks and Recreation.

Apr 17 2018 Culinary Historian Michael Twitty to visit Locust Grove

Historical interpreter and culinary historian Michael Twitty will be in residence at Locust Grove May 22 through May 25, 2018  for Africa In Our Kitchens, a series of workshops, presentations, and tastings. Michael Twitty is a dedicated researcher who is committed to preserving and promoting African-American foodways and culture, and linking this influence on Southern food heritage.

Apr 16 2018 Fairdale mural project completed as birthday gift to Mayor Fischer

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Apr 12 2018 Building Our Blocks begins its 2018 season on April 13

In 2016, Mayor Greg Fischer created the Building Our Blocks (BOB) initiative as a cross-functional approach to make our neighborhoods clean, green and safe. BOB will begin its second full year on April 13. Last year, the BOB team, which includes many city agencies and community partners, visited seven different neighborhoods. This year, the team will concentrate four events specifically in one neighborhood—Russell.

Apr 10 2018 City receives $450,000 grant to stabilize Quinn Chapel

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has been awarded a $450,000 grant by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to stabilize the former Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at 912 W. Chestnut Street. LMG’s Office of Redevelopment Strategies has added $150,000 to the stabilization effort bringing the stabilization investment to $600,000.

Apr 10 2018 Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study recommendations to be presented

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning and Public Works will hold a public meeting on April 19 at 6 p.m. at Highlands Community Ministries (1228 E. Breckinridge Street) to present draft recommendations for the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study.

Apr 9 2018 Clariant announces sponsorship of World Cup Fan Zone festival in July

Clariant Donation to Louisville ParksLouisville Parks and Recreation is hosting a three-day family-friendly street festival and vie

Apr 2 2018 Parks and Recreation seeking volunteers for National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will be hosted by Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program (AIR) from April 12-15, and the organization is looking for volunteers to help staff the event.

Mar 29 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation hosting upcoming job fairs

Louisville Parks and Recreation is providing four opportunities next week for those seeking a part or full-time job with the city’s largest health club.

“We have some great opportunities available. You might be a college student looking for some experience during the summer, or maybe even looking for a new career. We encourage those who are looking at their employment options to come and check us out,” said Seve Ghose, Director of Parks and Recreation.

Mar 27 2018 UPDATE 4/12 - Parking unavailable due to Ohio River Flooding Thunder Over Louisville parking available at Eva Bandman Park

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