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Louisville Kentucky: A City of Parks

City of Parks: Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville is a City of Parks. And they keep growing!

Before I delved into real estate, I hadn’t yet heard Louisville called a City of Parks. While the concept is worthwhile and innovative, their marketing efforts (thus far) have been a bit underwhelming.

What began in 2005 has been slowing building towards a vision of what community leaders call “Louisville’s Greenprint.” When I read news today about a 300-mile park that stretched from Georgia into our fair state of Kentucky, I thought it must have something to do with this ‘City of Parks’ effort. Turns out I was wrong and that green is apparently the new black.

For those of you who haven’t heard, here are some of the efforts underway to make Louisville a model for other park interested cities:

  1. Floyds Fork Greenway Project – an effort led by 21st Century Parks to create a new system of parks, trails and open spaces along Floyds Fork, from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road.
  2. Expansion of park land in Jefferson Memorial Forest and Southwest Louisville Metro.
  3. A 100-mile paved metro loop trail around Louisville Metro’s perimeter that will tie together Louisville’s diverse parks and neighborhoods.
  4. An unprecedented level of capital investment to improve existing parks.

These efforts should go a long way to set Louisville apart from surrounding states in green space and outdoor activities.

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