New Rankings Say Louisville’s Parks System Needs Work

Louisville has scored near the bottom on a new ranking of park systems in the nation’s 40 largest cities. The city came in 38th. The Trust for Public Land scored the park systems on criteria including park size, the city’s investments in the parks and park access, which measures the percentage of residents living with… Continue reading New Rankings Say Louisville’s Parks System Needs Work

Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

A two-block stretch of Eastern Parkway will be closed for several hours over the next few days. Louisville Metro Parks crews are removing four pin oak trees that are reportedly diseased and damaged. The department will close Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Quadrant avenues from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Traffic will… Continue reading Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

City Seeks Input on McNeely Lake Park Master Plan

Louisville Metro Parks will hold a public meeting tomorrow to collect comments on the future of McNeely Lake Park. The 740-acre park in southeast Louisville is the last of the city’s large parks without a master plan. The park has trails, a stable and, as the name implies, a lake. The master plan is meant… Continue reading City Seeks Input on McNeely Lake Park Master Plan

Metro Parks Will Hold Forum on Ash Borer Tonight

Metro Government officials are warning that the Emerald Ash Borer could do significant damage in Louisville. The invasive pest, which infects and eventually kills ash trees, has been in Kentucky since 2009, and the Parks Department will hold a forum about the insect tonight. As their name suggests, the insects are emerald-colored and infect ash… Continue reading Metro Parks Will Hold Forum on Ash Borer Tonight

Parks Damaged By Storms, Heat Slows Cleanup

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

Four Metro Parks Pools Open This Weekend

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville Metro Parks is opening its four outdoor pools this weekend. Spokesperson Jason Cissell says they traditionally open the pools over Memorial Day weekend, but sometimes they don’t get a lot of initial turnout. “We’re pretty optimistic about this weekend,” says Cissell, “a lot of times come Memorial Day weekend, the temperatures… Continue reading Four Metro Parks Pools Open This Weekend

Meeting Tomorrow for Petersburg Park Master Plan

by Stephanie Crosby Metro Parks officials are considering ways to update Petersburg Park in Newburg. Senior Planner Lisa Hite says a lot of people use the 28-acre park, and many have voiced opinions on how the park can be improved. Hite says planners will present four possible plans for the park at a public meeting… Continue reading Meeting Tomorrow for Petersburg Park Master Plan

Public Meeting Tomorrow for Louisville Loop Plans

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville Metro Parks planners will reveal the route for the northeast portion of the Louisville Loop tomorrow night at a public meeting. Senior Planner Lisa Hite says the section of the loop of bicycle and walking trails between Prospect and Shelbyville Road was particularly challenging, because there aren’t many existing parks that… Continue reading Public Meeting Tomorrow for Louisville Loop Plans

Public Meeting This Week for Hogan's Fountain Changes

The Hogan’s Fountain area of Cherokee Park is in line for some updates, and the final public meeting about the changes will be held this week. Metro Parks Senior Planner Lisa Hite says it’s a heavily used section of the park, and they’re simply looking to update the area, while maintaining the Olmsted design. She… Continue reading Public Meeting This Week for Hogan's Fountain Changes