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

May 7 2018 14th annual Forest Fest coming to Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday, May 19

A spectacular day of Bluegrass and Americana music, food and beverages, craft vendors, and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s fourteenth annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 19.  

Forest Fest has been known for providing a great variety of bluegrass music; this year’s event expands on that tradition with five musical acts in the lineup. The music starts at 11:30 a.m. in the forest’s Horine Section, 12408 Holsclaw Hill Road.

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 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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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.