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.

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.

Jan 31 2018 Louisville ECHO receives ‘Spotlight Award’

Louisville Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive $25,000 as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge) Spotlight Award. Ten winners and five honorable mentions were selected for their ability to address the need to improve opportunities for all Americans – regardless of income, education or ethnic background – to take an active role in healthy living.

Nov 27 2017 Registration for annual JMF Valentine’s Day hike continues

Romantic Valentine evenings await on February 13 and 14 at Jefferson Memorial Forest.  For only $35, couples will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville’s lights from the scenic Manor House, where couples will enjoy hot beverages, rich hors d’ouvres and desserts, and the cozy warmth of a hearth.

Oct 23 2017 Mayor Fischer helps unveil new "ECHO Mobile"

Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwomen Vicki Welch and Cindi Fowler and other local officials joined staff from Louisville Parks and Recreation and Wilderness Louisville on Saturday, October 21 to unveil the newest addition to Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division’s “Louisville is Engaging Children in Outdoors” (“ECHO”) Program.

Oct 13 2017 Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure Set for October 21

Families can enjoy fall color and a variety of outdoor activities at Jefferson Memorial Forest during the Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure is presented by Quest Outdoors, and is free to the public.

Sep 20 2017 “Canoemobile” back for 6th year

Fun and exploration on the Ohio River Oct. 3-7 

 

Aug 23 2017 Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Jefferson Memorial Forest Receive ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant to Increase Access to Local Play Spaces

Awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company

 

Jul 25 2017 Jefferson Memorial Forest to provide outdoor recreation at WLAD festival

Jun 1 2017 Jefferson Memorial Forest to host Great American Campout June 24-25

Jefferson Memorial Forest will connect with thousands of other campers and the great outdoors on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, as they host the annual Great American Campout.

May 9 2017 13th Annual Forest Fest Music Festival May 20 at Jefferson Memorial Forest

    

Mar 28 2017 Prescribed burn to take place at Jefferson Memorial Forest tomorrow

Metro Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division, along with the Fairdale, Camp Taylor and Pleasure Ridge Park fire departments and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, will be carrying out a prescribed burn of approximately 7 acres in Jefferson Memorial Forest tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.

Jan 26 2017 Registration for annual JMF Valentine’s Day hike continues through Feb. 7

Romantic Valentine evenings await on February 13 and 14 at Jefferson Memorial Forest.  For only $35, couples will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville’s lights from the scenic Manor House, where couples will enjoy hot beverages, rich hors d’ouvres and desserts, and the cozy warmth of a hearth.

Sep 22 2016 Louisville recognized in ‘Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge’

One of hundreds of entries selected to compete for up to $500,000 in prizes

 
Sep 19 2016 "Canoemobile” back for 5th year

Fun and exploration on the Ohio River Sept. 30-Oct. 1