Parks Effort Gets $5 Million Donation

The effort to expand Louisville’s park system along the Floyd’s Fork corridor in eastern Jefferson County is getting another financial boost.

The James Graham Brown Foundation is donating $5 million to the 21st Century Parks initiative, which is chaired by Dan Jones.                                               

He says the grant brings the total amount of money raised for the effort to $82 million, much of which has been used to purchase land along the corridor.                               city-of-parks1            

“We are approaching almost four thousand acres in park land that has all been preserved in perpetuity for public use and access,”  Jones said during a press conference at the Fisherville Canoe Launch.

Jones says ground will be broken next year on a major segment of the system, called The Fork, which will include more than 20 miles of continuous trails along Floyd’s Fork Creek.