Friday on Byline, Erica Peterson explained the possible benefits of a full or partial merger between MSD and the Louisville Water Company. Devin Katayama and Philip M. Bailey talked about the Mayor’s proposed ban on encampments in parks, and what it means for the Occupy Louisville Movement. And Devin also gave us an update on… Continue reading Byline: MSD and Louisville Water Consider Merging, Mayor Fischer Wants to Ban Encampments in Parks, Parking Authority Boots Legally-Parked Cars
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has suspended Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz a day after the department head was videotaped attempting to drive his city-issued vehicle while allegedly intoxicated. On Monday, WAVE 3 observed Heitz drinking at a local restaurant and then getting behind the wheel of his city vehicle in preparation to drive. After being… Continue reading Fischer Suspends Metro Parks Director
Crews with Louisville Metro Parks will spend the next two weeks cleaning up damage from last night’s severe storms. Chicasaw and Shawnee parks as well the parkways and Flaget Center saw the most damage. Crews spent much of today finding and moving fallen trees and hanging limbs that posed dangers to park visitors. Metro Parks… Continue reading Parks Damaged By Storms, Heat Slows Cleanup
In response to flooding along the Ohio River, Louisville Metro Parks officials have announced some adjustments to parking and other rules for Saturday’s Thunder Over Louisville. Cox Park will be closed to vehicular traffic due to flooding. Thunder patrons can park at nearby Thurman Hutchins Park and walk to nearby points to view the aircraft… Continue reading With River Rising, Metro Parks Makes “Thunder” Adjustments
Officials with Louisville Metro Parks have not closed the restroom at the popular Extreme Park, despite reports over the weekend from the Courier-Journal that it was shut down permanently.
When complete, the Loop will be a 100 mile paved trail encircling the city for cyclists, joggers and walkers.
Louisville Metro Parks will conduct the second in a series of four meetings Monday to develop master plans for Charlie Vettiner Park and the Mahoney property in Jeffersontown.
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.
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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"