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Fishing is available at William F. Miles Lakes and along Floyds Fork year-round. Angler Lake, Snapping Turtle Lake and Floyds Fork are stocked with trout periodically. We will provide updates as to when the ponds are stocked in the William F. Miles Trailhead kiosk. Click here to see a stocking schedule of all FINs locations.
A valid fishing license is required for anglers 16 years of age and older and can be obtained at Jefferson Memorial Forest or local sporting goods stores and bait shops. When you purchase a fishing license, you’re helping to protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing for today and for generations to come.
Councilman Hal Heiner funded the creation of the Community Gardens and the site has been one of the most successful gardens in the community. Jefferson County Extension Service manages the community garden. There are 60 plots available. To reserve a plot, please call the Jefferson County Extension Service at 502-569-2344.
The north soccer field is available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. The other soccer fields are managed by J-Town Youth Soccer Association. Click here to learn more about getting involved.
The John Floyd Fields Community Center is available for rent by community groups. Please contact the J-Town Soccer Association for more information or by visiting their site by clicking here.
The Parklands Retreat House
Tucked within 3,800 acres of preserved public parkland, The Parklands Retreat House(4214 S. Pope Lick Rd.) offers an ideal and intimate setting for companies, organizations and small groups looking for a place to meet outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Click here to learn more and to make your reservation.
Canoeing and Paddling
There are many opportunities for canoeing and paddling along Floyds Fork. You can find more information about canoeing and paddling by clicking here.
The core purpose of the education program at The Parklands of Floyds Fork is to teach science and natural history education through dynamic experiences in the field that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking and discovery for children, adults and families. We envision a future in which all people view themselves as life-long learners, and share a connection to and appreciation of the natural world, their community and each other. Core values include:
- Great teachers are the key to great education.
- Hands-on learning promotes deeper understanding for children and adults.
- All children should grow up with a knowledge of their local natural history.
- A greater understanding of the natural world promotes stewardship of its resources.
- Being outdoors promotes learning and improved physical and mental well being.
- Enhanced scientific literacy will contribute to an improvement in regional educational achievement.
We look forward to bringing schoolchildren, families and adults from across the region to The Parklands for rich, hands-on educational experiences.
Our firsts program are offered in partnership with the Louisville Science Center for preschool children and their families.
We also offer hikes periodically. Check our Facebook page and website for information on upcoming events.
Information on Programming
We look forward to providing more information on the variety of programs we plan to offer very soon. Until then, Click here to join our eNewsletter mailing list so you can stay up-to-date with the progress of The Parklands.