The Floyd’s Fork Environmental Association has recently taken a position against a proposal from 21st Century Parks to rename both Floyd’s Fork Park and William F. Miles Park. 21st Century Parks’ is creating a new public park system in the east end of Louisville that will incorporate both Floyd’s Fork and Miles Park into new,… Continue reading Environmental Association Restates Position Against Planned Renaming of East End Parks
A ceremony was held today in eastern Louisville to mark the start of major construction on the Parklands of Floyds Fork, a 4,000 acre parks system to be developed along Floyds Fork Creek. Officials hammered ceremonial stakes at what will be the first phase of the system, Beckley Creek Park, 616 acres of recreational area… Continue reading Major Construction Underway At ‘Parklands’ System
The Creekside Playground and Sprayground will be built just south of I-64 at Beckley Station Road and Wibble Creek Road. It’s the first major construction for the Parklands of Floyds Fork initiative, 4,000 acres of greenspace and recreational areas.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork project will receive $10 million over the next five years from state government. The non-profit overseeing the project,
says government and private donations now total more than $100 million, and the public phase of its fundraising campaign is still ahead.
The non-profit group that’s creating a four-thousand acre park system along eastern Louisville’s Floyd’s Fork corridor has given the project an official name and brand.
by Stephanie Crosby Construction on the first phase of the 21st Century Parks project is set to begin next month. The four-thousand acre park is set to run from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road, along Floyd’s Fork Creek. Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz is a member of the non-profit’s board. He says one of the… Continue reading 21st Century Parks Project to Begin Construction in July
The non-profit group 21st Century Parks, which is creating The Fork, a four-thousand acre public park system along the Floyd’s Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville, has unveiled design plans for a large section of the project. The so-called North Park includes 1,400 acres along Floyd’s Fork Creek beginning near Shelbyville Road and extending… Continue reading Design Plans Unveiled For Section Of "The Fork"
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… Continue reading Parks Effort Gets $5 Million Donation