Nov 10 2020 Wilderness Louisville, Inc. receives major funding to support the Louisville ECHO initiative


The Skylight Woods Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville has granted $203,000 in funding to support and provide youth from diverse backgrounds with outdoor learning opportunities that increase their connection to and appreciation of nature 
 

Oct 19 2020 National Park Service and National Park Trust Select Wilderness Louisville as a 2020 Challenge Cost Share Award Recipient

Today the National Park Service and National Park Trust announced recipients of the 2020 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote improved access and opportunities for outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and education in our National Parks, National Trails and / or Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Jul 21 2020 SummerWorks Youth Gain Job Experience While Improving Water Quality in Chickasaw

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5 2020 Trail construction closes Scott's Gap section to hiking through May

Because of new trail construction, the Scott's Gap section of Jefferson Memorial Forest will be closed to hiking during the month of May. The parking area will host construction equipment as construction is ongoing, and parking along Scott's Gap Road is prohibited until the project is complete. 

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