Waterfront Development Corporation

Waterfront Park Ice Rink on Hold for Another Year

by Gabe Bullard on November 16, 2011

Plans for an ice skating rink in Louisville’s Waterfront Park have been scrapped for another year.

In February, the Waterfront Development Corporation announced plans for the rink, which was slated to open this winter. The $75,000 needed to finance the project was to come from an outside sponsorship, but the deal fell through.

“They chose to not participate this year because it was kind of a last-minute deal. But they’ve shown strong interest in it next year. We had to pass on it because we did not have it in our budget,” says WDC Director of Facilities Gary Pepper, who adds that the rink could be built next year.

“You know I pushed for it for three years and every time I push, I get a little bit closer. There’s a lot of interest in it,” he says. “Everybody thinks it’s a great idea. We’ve got a killer location for it. But with the economy the way it is, we’re working on a tight margin, a tight budget right now. We just don’t have the money.”

A new outdoor ice skating rink will open later this month in Lexington.

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Adventure Playground Remains Open Amid Heat Advisory

by Dalton Main July 18, 2011

This week’s excessive heat advisory has caused delays to needed repairs at the waterfront splash park in Louisville this week. Gary Pepper with the Waterfront Development Corporation says the playground was scheduled for much needed repairs this week but the Corporation has decided to delay the work to keep citizens cool. “Well what’s happened is the rubber […]

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States To Finance Big Four Bridge Renovations

by Gabe Bullard February 15, 2011

The Big Four Bridge has long been slated to be converted to a pedestrian span, but money to put a walkable surface on the bridge has not been available. Waterfront Development Corporation president David Karem says a portion of the funds will be available soon to start preparing the bridge for resurfacing.

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Belle Of Louisville Collision Results In Injuries, Damage

by Rick Howlett October 17, 2009

Several people suffered slight injuries Saturday afternoon when the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat struck a barge on the Ohio River near Six Mile Island. The vessel’s paddlewheel was damaged and the Belle had to be towed back to its downtown landing. Waterfront Development Corporation Director David Karem tells the Courier-Journal that the Belle was […]

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