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.”

Feb 25 2020 Historic Locust Grove announces a year of distillery programming

Historic Locust Grove is pleased to announce upcoming distillery programming on the reproduction farm distillery found at the 55-acre National Historic Landmark. On six days throughout the year, beginning on March 7, visitors will be able to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of whiskey-mashing in the early 19th century with Farm Distillery Days at Locust Grove.

Feb 25 2020 Lifeguard training classes being offered for 2020 summer season

Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering free lifeguard training to those who are willing to work at two Metro-owned outdoor pools and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center for the summer 2020 season.

Feb 21 2020 Louisville Metro Government reaches agreement for Crescent Hill Golf Course

Louisville Metro Government has reached an agreement with Kentucky Golf Hall of Famer George “Moe” Demling to operate Crescent Hill Golf Course.

Feb 19 2020 Louisville Parks and Recreation is Searching for Seasonal Golf Employees

Louisville Parks And Recreation is looking for part-time help at Louisville’s municipal golf courses. This is a perfect job for a retiree, college student or someone who has retail experience and enjoys being around the game of golf.

Feb 13 2020 Louisville Parks and Recreation introducing Volunteer Ambassador program

Do you love parks and want to take a bigger role in your community? Do you believe in taking care of them as you would your own backyard? Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking 10 Volunteer Ambassadors willing to keep an eye out on their neighborhood parks, help guide volunteer projects and make suggestions for park improvements.

Feb 12 2020 Sign-up for Louisville Parks and Recreation tee-ball league

Free fun, exercise and teamwork is in the mix this spring as Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering a free tee-ball league for children ages six and under. 

Sign-ups will continue through March 6, and again, participation is free. Parents can sign up at or at the following community centers:

Feb 12 2020 Iroquois Amphitheater unveils new website

Feb 6 2020 Metro Government reaches agreement for operation of public golf courses

After months of review and discussion designed to maintain municipal golf without negatively impacting the city budget, Louisville Metro Government has reached agreements with six local contractors to operate six of the city’s 10 courses.

Jan 31 2020 This February, find the origins of distilling and period music at Locust Grove

Book Celebration with Gwynne Tuell Potts
Sunday, February 2, 2:00 pm

Jan 17 2020 Groundbreaking held for Shawnee Park boat ramp project