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

Jul 19 2016 Jefferson Memorial Forest to provide outdoor fun at West Louisville festival

jmf logoNature-based adventure will be the focus of Metro Parks programming during the West Louisville Appreciation Days in Shawnee Park, when the departmen

Jun 8 2016 The Great American Campout at Jefferson Memorial Forest

Jefferson Memorial Forest in Louisville will join tens of thousands of people across the nation as they camp for a cause.

May 24 2016 West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative master plan to be unveiled

Meeting to be held at Whitney Young Elementary on May 31st

A master plan detailing future outdoor recreation opportunities in west Louisville will be unveiled during a public meeting at Whitney M. Young Elementary School on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

May 21 2016 12th Annual Forest Fest Bluegrass Festival May 21 at Jefferson Memorial Forest

A spectacular day of Bluegrass music, food and beverages, craft vendors, youth activities and a variety of entertainment options in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s twelfth annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 21.  

Apr 22 2016 Wilderness Louisville, community partners bring two new shelters to Jefferson Memorial Forest

Two new program shelters - the result of a major fundraising effort from Wilderness Louisville and with the support of various local businesses – were dedicated today at Jefferson Memorial Forest in honor of Earth Day and Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day week of service.

Mar 16 2016 Prescribed burn to take place on-site tomorrow in Jefferson Memorial Forest

Metro Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division, along with the Fairdale and Pleasure Ridge Park fire departments and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, will be carrying out a prescribed burn of approximately 5 acres in Jefferson Memorial Forest tomorrow morning beginning at 10 a.m.

Feb 17 2016 Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center to close for repairs from March 28 - April 10

The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center will be closed from March 28 through April 10 for repairs that will include a filter replacement, painting, piping and valve work, installation of new ceramic tile in common areas and cleaning of the restrooms and locker rooms. 

Feb 9 2016 Tom Wallace section of Jefferson Memorial Forest is focus of Feb. 18 public meeting

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 at the Fairdale Playtorium to unveil concept plans for the Tom Wallace Recreation Area at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Jan 23 2016 Metro parks snow update - January 23, 2016 - closures, sledding hills and more!

Metro Parks Community Centers that would normally be open today are open on schedule. 

Most Metro Parks and Recreation Centers are also equipped with WiFi, and many have amenities such as computer labs, gymnasiums and game rooms so kids out of school can keep their minds and bodies active. 

Jan 20 2016 Metro Parks hosting public meeting on Loop Jan. 26

Louisville Metro Parks will hold the first public meeting/open house to seek input from the general public on the design of the planned Jefferson Memorial Forest area portions of the Louisville Loop. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville KY.

Dec 8 2015 Metro Parks and Recreation Gift Guide - Golf Passes and More!

Metro Parks and Recreation Golf Pass Now on Sale …
and other gift-giving ideas for the holiday season


The 2016 Metro Parks Golf Discount Book is now on sale at all Metro Parks and Recreation public golf courses, and makes a perfect holiday gift for the golfer in the family, regardless of experience level.