Jul 6 2020 Louisville Parks and Recreation to open three outdoor pools this week

Louisville Parks and Recreation will reopen three outdoor pools, Algonquin, Fairdale and Sun Valley, beginning Tuesday, July 7.  Fairdale’s pool opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday, while opening day at Sun Valley is Wednesday. Algonquin opens for the season on Thursday, July 9. Each pool will be open two days a week from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

May 22 2020 Mayor Fischer names Lacuna Health to be Louisville’s COVID-19 contact tracing contractor

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Lacuna Health has been awarded the contract to conduct contact tracing as part of the city’s effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

May 5 2020 Trail construction closes Scott's Gap section to hiking through May

Because of new trail construction, the Scott's Gap section of Jefferson Memorial Forest will be closed to hiking during the month of May. The parking area will host construction equipment as construction is ongoing, and parking along Scott's Gap Road is prohibited until the project is complete. 

Apr 27 2020 Mayor Fischer, Teddy Abrams debut new “Lift Up Louisville” song and video to bring city together through music
  • Celebrated Louisville musicians Jim James, Will Oldham, Carly Johnson, Jecorey Arthur and two dozen other artists collaborate; watch video HERE and on @LiftUpLou
  • Mayor issuing challenges to cities around the world to create their own collaborative song
Apr 24 2020 Olmsted Parks Conservancy urges park visitors to “stay smart, 6 ft apart,” through new in-park social distancing stations

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has installed new signage and interactive “social distancing stations” to encourage park users to maintain a 6-ft distance within Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, and Chickasaw parks. Louisville’s Olmsted Parks make up 20% of all city parkland, with over 2,200 acres of public green space in the West, South, and East ends of our city.

Apr 24 2020 Mobile COVID-19 testing starts Monday at Shawnee Park

As part of a partnership between the state, Kroger Health and Louisville Metro, mobile COVID-19 testing will be provided at Shawnee Park, beginning Monday through Friday, May 8.

To accommodate a safe and secure testing site, some pedestrian access and all motor vehicle access in the park will be restricted beginning today.

Apr 23 2020 Traffic being restricted in Shawnee Park to accommodate new COVID-19 testing site

State partnering with Kroger Health on testing, April 27-May 8

To accommodate a safe and secure mobile COVID-19 testing site, Shawnee Park will be closed to vehicle traffic starting tomorrow at 6 a.m., and pedestrian access will be restricted.

Apr 22 2020 Portion of Long Run Loop road to be closed next week for spillway work

A section of the loop road in Long Run Park will be closed from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and then Monday, April 27-Wednesday, April 29 for removal of brush and trees along the lake spillway at the park. The road will be open during the weekend, April 25-26. 

Apr 15 2020 Thurman Hutchins Park pier construction begins April 21

Due to a construction project, the fishing pier at Thurman Hutchins Park off River Road will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Tuesday, April 21. 

There are plenty of great bank fishing opportunities at Thurman Hutchins Park remaining! Please continue to practice social distancing, and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

Apr 8 2020 Mayor Fischer prohibiting motor vehicles in some Metro parks to give more room to walkers, runners, and cyclists

Mayor Greg Fischer today said the city is banning motor vehicles from the loop roads in Iroquois, Cherokee, and Chickasaw parks effective at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Mar 24 2020 Mayor Fischer extends state of emergency to May 10, closes Metro Parks playgrounds and ballfields

Mayor Greg Fischer today extended to May 10 the state of emergency he enacted to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville.

The Mayor said the next few weeks will be critical as Louisville works to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a surge of new cases from overwhelming the city’s hospitals. The move is in line with recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Mar 19 2020 Senior Meal Pickup Program updates distribution site locations due to tremendous response

During the first three days of Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program provided nearly 2,500 frozen meal packs to seniors in Louisville.  Due to this tremendous response, a few of the distribution sites have been changed to better accommodate the traffic flow and ensure that recipients can remain in their cars for pickup.

Mar 14 2020 Mayor calls for temporary closures of libraries, community centers, Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center and some Zoo attractions

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a temporary closure, effective immediately, of all 17 Louisville Free Public Library locations, 13 community centers,  the Mary T.

Mar 13 2020 Impacts of Coronavirus pandemic on Louisville Parks and Recreation

Information from this release has changed: please review the press release dated March 14, 2020 for the latest on our response to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Feb 28 2020 All Louisville Parks and Recreation golf courses open beginning Sunday, March 1

All 10 Louisville metro-owned golf courses will be open for play beginning this Sunday, March 1.

“We’re ready and thrilled that all 10 courses will be open for the season,” said Dana Kasler, Director of Louisville Parks and Recreation. “Our team and the PGA pros have been working hard to get the courses in shape over the winter, and it’s going to be a great spring for golfers in Louisville.”