Sep 20 2018 “Canoemobile” back for 7th year

The Canoemobile is coming back to Shawnee and Riverview Parks on Oct. 5-6 for its seventh year on the banks of the Ohio River.

The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River. Canoe trips are free. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. No advance sign-ups are required, wavers can be signed on-site or brought with the participants.

Sep 19 2018 Louisville Loop Temporary Closure/ Detour



The Louisville Loop downtown from the Belle of Louisville to the Big Four Bridge will be closed temporarily from Monday, September 24th to Friday, September 28th. The closure will be during working hours only.

Sep 13 2018 Traffic Advisory for Bourbon and Beyond on September 22 - 23

Bourbon & Beyond – the incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and entertainment that honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky–is making its debut in Louisville’s Champions Park. The two-day extravaganza features musical performances, The Big Bourbon Bar, bourbon masters and celebrities, top national and local chefs, one-of-a-kind culinary creations, and a variety of other authentic experiences.

Sep 12 2018 Author Sarah Vowell to speak at Locust Grove

Author Sarah Vowell will speak at Locust Grove on Friday, September 21, 2018 for “Lafayette in Louisville: An Evening with Sarah Vowell”. The New York Times’ bestselling author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States will speak about the Marquis de Lafayette—followed by an 1825-style Grand Dinner to honor the French hero of the American Revolution.

Sep 5 2018 Family Kite Festival to be held at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing Sunday, September 16

The second-annual “Family Kite Festival” will take place on the grounds of the historic home and farm, located in southwest Louisville at 7410 Moorman Road.

Aug 30 2018 Mayor Fischer and Louisville Parks Foundation celebrate new skate spot in Breslin Park

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Parks Foundation CEO, Brooke Pardue were joined by Councilman Bill Hollander and the local skateboarding community to unveil the Breslin Park Skate Spot, the latest public park to receive added amenities funded by the Louisville Parks Foundation.

Aug 29 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Special: Labor Day Weekend Family Golf

Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its ten golf courses over the Labor Day Weekend.  

For only $25, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Parks course. The $25 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1; Sunday, September 2; and Monday, September 3.  

Aug 27 2018 Ohio River Valley Northeast (ORVNE) Segment Public Meeting: September 10

Louisville Public Works needs your input! Join us for a public meeting on the design of the Louisville Loop's ORVNE segment from Timber Ridge Road to the Lewis and Clark Bridge. We will have maps and other information about the 100-mile Louisville Loop and ORVNE projects.

Public Works is seeking input prior to designing this path. We will take comments, concerns and questions both at the meeting and afterwards via email. 

Aug 16 2018 UPDATE: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center to be closed August 18 – September 3 for yearly maintenance

The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Road, will be closed from August 18 – September 3 for maintenance and cleaning.

Due to some problems with the filtration system, staff decided to close the center beginning on Saturday, August 18. Mary T. was originally scheduled to be closed at the end of business on Sunday, August 19. 

Aug 4 2018 Phase Two of Victory Park revitalization project begins

Officials from the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Parks and Recreation, Mayor Greg Fischer, Council President David James, and many park neighbors celebrated the start of phase two of the Victory Park Revitalization Project at the annual Victory Park Day celebration today.

Jul 31 2018 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Needs Your Input Multi-use Trail in A.B. Sawyer 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 A.B. Sawyer Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966.

Jul 30 2018 Congressman Yarmuth helps unveil new bicycle pump track at Shawnee Park

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and others were on hand Saturday as Louisville Parks and Recreation unveiled a new bicycle pump track in Shawnee Park as part of the West Louisville Appreciation Day festival.

Jul 30 2018 August brings books, quilts, and opera to Locust Grove

Afternoon Lecture Series
Sandy Staebell: Faces and Places in Kentucky Quilts
Wednesday, August 1, 1:15 pm

Jul 20 2018 Louisville provides glimpse of future regional Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

For renderings of the Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center see below:

Jul 11 2018 Louisville Parks Foundation and Home Skateshop to host fundraiser for Breslin Park improvements

A fundraiser for Breslin Park, hosted by the Louisville Parks Foundation and Home Skateshop, will take place at Headliners Music Hall on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go towards improvements to the park, including a new skateboarding element and shade structure.