May 22 2018 Parks and recreation golf special for May: Memorial Day Weekend Family Golf

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 18 2018 Louisville Cyclists Take Part in Bike to Work Day


LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Ann Bowden Anchor/Reporter WLKY

Dozens of Louisville cyclists took part Friday in the annual National Bike to Work Day celebration.

"It's important that more and more people get out and that's what's happening in Louisville,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

May 10 2018 Louisville Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation
national gold medal award
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.

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 23 2018 Jefferson Memorial Forest releases full “ECHO Mobile” schedule

The newly-created “ECHO Mobile,” which brings outdoor nature play activity to neighborhoods throughout Louisville, has been hitting the road and the full schedule of stops for this spring and summer has been released.

Mar 1 2018 Parks and Recreation to host World Cup-themed men’s soccer tournament
Soccer ball on grass

Feb 28 2018 Neighborhood Place Offers Health-Focused Resources for All Ages and Stages

Neighborhood Place partners offer healthy workshops and services in March to benefit the entire family including car seat and blood pressure checks, a healthy living club and cooking classes, an educational baby shower, a child abuse awareness workshop and so much more.  To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.

Feb 27 2018 Beargrass Creek Greenway trail closed indefinitely due to flooding, cleanup

The Beargrass Creek Greenway trail, in its entirety, is closed indefinitely due to the recent flooding event in Louisville.

Floodwaters and flash flooding have damaged – and even washed away – major portions of the paved bicycle path.

Feb 19 2018 Louisville Loops is the "Trail of the Month"

The Louisville Loop is the "Trail of the Month" in Rails to Trails Magazine.


Feb 14 2018 LouVelo Bike Share Aims for Growth in Second Year

WFPL: LouVelo Bike Share Aims for Growth in Second Year 

Jan 29 2018 Mayor Fischer Proclaims January 27, 2018, Paul Battle Day

Paul Battle has ridden 150,000 miles since joining Louisville Bicycle Club.

Jan 10 2018 Parks and Recreation announces six sites for public sledding

For thousands of local children – and quite a few adults, too – sledding is a highlight of the winter season. Louisville Parks and Recreation wants to remind the public it will open hills in seven parks for sledding from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on days when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches. 

Jan 4 2018 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Opportunities to Strengthen the Home and Family

Neighborhood Place partners offer workshops and services in January to benefit all family members including a Healthy Living Club, two dates to meet with Legal Aid representatives, an energy management workshop as well as two employment recruitment events.  To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.