Connecting and preserving nearly 4,000 acres of parkland required an intentional master plan — more than 80 separate land transactions and supportive community members and partners that believed in our vision of bringing nature into neighborhoods. Our urban park system has created some of the most livable neighborhoods in the nation, but it wouldn’t be possible without our generous donors and community partnerships.
The Future Fund, Metro Parks, and the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) were strategic partners in helping to secure acreage for The Parklands project. All of these partnerships add up to a parks system that allows visitors to move from one end of The Parklands to the other regardless of property ownership. Each of the organizations has committed to easements that preserve The Parklands of Floyds Fork in perpetuity for current and future generations.
Many hands make light work.
To realize our vision of creating Louisville’s newest urban park system, 21st Century Parks, Inc. dba The Parklands of Floyds Fork met the $130 million capital campaign goal, raising the funds required to acquire land and construct The Parklands. All of the funds raised through the Capital Campaign were spent on construction and land acquisition.
As a donor and visitor-supported public park, The Parklands depends on Membership fees and additional contributions to keep its acreage safe, clean, fun and beautiful for the entire community to enjoy. From safety patrols that the Parklands rangers carry out to the bathrooms that our attendants clean, our parks offer services and amenities where families and citizens reconnect in a shared space with a wealth of flowers, plants, grasses, and wildlife. So thank you for your support. Your donation makes this expression of faith in our community possible.