Park(ing) Day Returns

by Gabe Bullard on August 23, 2011

Local transportation advocates are hoping for a more successful Park(ing) Day this year.

On Park(ing) Day, participants around the world temporarily turn metered parking spaces into small green spaces. Last year, Metro Government shut down one such park over safety risks and a lack of permits.

This year, organizer Branden Klayko has coordinated with the city. He’s planning to have proper clearance for seven parks.

“We approached the Mayor’s office with our ideas for Park(ing) Day this year and are working with various city agencies to make sure all necessary precautions are coordinated ahead of the September 16 event,” he says. “We are reaching out to gauge community interest in the concept and to find creative designs for the seven planned “parklets.” We wanted to bring the community on board in an open process rather than decide everything behind closed doors.”

Klayko and Urban Design Studios are currently accepting proposals for the designs of the parks. The deadline for submissions is midnight tomorrow. Park(ing) is September 16.

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Environmental Association Restates Position Against Planned Renaming of East End Parks

by Cason Reily June 27, 2011

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, […]

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Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion Group Asks Council for Support, Plans Fundraiser

by Gabe Bullard June 12, 2011

The Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion group will hold a fundraiser tomorrow night to raise money to repair and preserve the 46-year-old structure. The pavilion, commonly called the tepee, is not part of the Metro Parks Department’s master plan for Cherokee Park, but the city has agreed to keep it standing if $82,000 can be […]

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Otter Creek Park Re-Opens

by Gabe Bullard May 11, 2011

Calling it an “adventure tourism paradise,” Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear re-opened Otter Creek Park Wednesday. The Meade County park was previously run by Louisville Metro Government, but the city closed it at the beginning of 2009 due to budget cuts. The park will now re-open under the operation of the Kentucky Department of Fish and […]

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Metro Parks Finishes Controlled Burn in Jefferson Memorial Forest

by Gabe Bullard March 29, 2011

The fire began at 10:45 am and lasted less than three hours. The burns have been used for several years and are meant to let native plants flourish while destroying invasive species.

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TARC Takes Public Comment on Louisville Loop Service

by Sheila Ash March 8, 2011

Two people showed up for an open house on the plan Tuesday afternoon. One of them said TARC should improve its current services, rather than add more.The other half of the audienc said the route will help familiarize people with the loop.

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Metro Parks Seeking Input On Louisville Loop Exercise Path

by Gabe Bullard December 13, 2010

Runners, walkers and cyclists are invited to the Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse Monday evening to discuss the development of a sign direction master plan for the Louisville Loop.

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Let's Go to the Park! Metro Parks Update

by Laura Ellis June 29, 2010

This summer, are you looking for plans close to home? Outside activity inside the Louisville Metro? Then you shouldn’t forget Louisville Metro Parks, a network of over 124 parks and 14,000 acres that is constantly changing and making improvements. Join us Wednesday as we get an update on Louisville Metro Parks.  Listen to the Show

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New Dog Run Opens On River Road

by Gabe Bullard April 20, 2010

A fourth dog run, where pets can be let off of their leashes, has opened in Louisville.

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Olmsted Conservancy Seeking Donations To Fight Invasive Plants

by Gabe Bullard April 1, 2010

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy is seeking donations to help fight invasive plants in its Louisville parks.

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