Otter Creek Park in Meade County is set to close this week. But efforts aimed at re-opening the park in 2009 are underway.
This Sunday is the first that many Metro Louisville libraries will be closed. The closures are part of the budget cuts Mayor Jerry Abramson made to shore up a $20 million shortfall.
Meade County’s Judge Executive says Otter Creek Park could re-open, if some of it could be used for commercial purposes.
Seventeen Indiana state parks will be closed to the public and opened to hunters in the coming weeks.
Jefferson Memorial Forest officials have unveiled a new master plan for the metro parks forest in southwestern Louisville.
A 700 thousand dollar renovation of the Shawnee Park Pavilion in west Louisville has been completed.
Last week’s windstorm thrashed more than power lines. It tossed debris across city parks and took down hundreds of trees. Now, with new clearings and sunny spots, the parks are more vulnerable than ever to invasive species. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
Felled trees have also created new openings in previously shaded areas. Parks natural resources manager Bennett Knox says the priority, post-storm, will be making sure that no invasive species take root in the newly created sunny spots.
Metro Parks and Kentuckiana Crime Stoppers are joining forces to battle park vandalism.