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. 

Jan 17 2020 Groundbreaking held for Shawnee Park boat ramp project

        

Oct 7 2019 Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure Set for Saturday, October 19

Adventure will feature overnight camping for the first time

Sep 23 2019 “Canoemobile” back for 8th year

Fun and exploration on the Ohio River Oct. 4-5
 

Jun 19 2019 Louisville Parks and Recreation to host two-day “Pick Up The Parks” event

Help clean up your neighborhood park following the Fourth of July

May 16 2019 Council members Fox and Fowler encourage everyone to come out and enjoy great music at the 15th Annual Forest Fest

There are few places in Metro Louisville where you will find scenic beauty and hear great Bluegrass Music. In the springtime, the best place to find both is at the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

 On Saturday, May 18th Council members Mark Fox (D-13) and Cindi Fowler (D-14) proudly present the 15th Annual Forest Fest.

Apr 15 2019 Louisville ECHO: A West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative

The Natural Areas Division of Louisville (Kentucky) Parks is increasing equitable access to nature through its Louisville Is Engaging Children Outdoors (Louisville ECHO) initiative. The department is addressing social determinants of health by expanding environmental education and outdoor recreation programming within underserved communities, including communities of color in west Louisville, and the program has expanded steadily since its inception in 2008.

Mar 7 2019 Southwest Dream Team Unveils Their Fifth Annual South Points Scenic Area Map

Feb 19 2019 Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties Unveil Winners of National Health Challenge

As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting community health and wellness, the Aetna Foundation today announced the winners of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge).

Dec 6 2018 Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break

Mayor Greg Fischer and other local leaders today reminded families of the many free and low-cost activities to keep students active and engaged during winter break.

Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available during the Jefferson County Public Schools winter break, Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and throughout the month of December.

Oct 15 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation Awarded $195,000 for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project

Oct 1 2018 “Canoemobile” relocated to McNeely Lake Park

Due to high water on the Ohio River, this weekend's Canoemobile on Oct. 5-6 will be relocated to McNeely Lake Park, 10500 Cedar Lake Road . The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River.

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.

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

For renderings of the Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center see below:

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.