One year ago, Louisville Metro Government closed Otter Creek Park in Meade County to save 600-thousand dollars in the budget. Now, the parks department is still working to find an operator for the facility. Spokesperson Jason Cissell says the process is taking a long time because they’re still working with the five entities that made… Continue reading Metro Parks Still Searching for Otter Creek Operator
State of Affairs 12/17/09: Urban Parks Listen to the Show
Since 1938, the Iroquois Amphitheater’s history has included periods of neglect and success. The latter includes a nearly $9 million renovation eight years ago. Now, the economy has driven its major user — Music Theater Louisville — to perform at the Kentucky Center. That and other factors make an uncertain future for the amphitheater. WFPL’s… Continue reading Uncertain Future for Iroquois Amphitheater
Louisville Metro Parks has struck a deal with residents of the Irish Hill community that could lead to the re-opening of the Breslin Pool, which was one of five public pools that remained closed this summer due to budget cuts.
A 98-acre walnut farm in eastern Jefferson County will soon be converted into parkland. Louisville Metro Government joined with the Kentucky Division of Forestry and private donors to purchase the parcel for just under a million dollars. The land includes about three-quarters of a mile of Floyd’s Fork Creek. Metro Parks spokesperson Jason Cissell it’s… Continue reading Walnut Plantation Becomes Newest Addition to Metro Parks