The Parklands

Fall Watchlist

As cooler weather approaches, some might be preparing for a season of binge watching Netflix, but we encourage visitors to get outside and enjoy the wonders of the cooler seasons. Here are a few items to add to your Fall Watchlist.

1. Multiple bald eagle sightings in September have visitors with their eyes to the skies. With the leaves falling, now is a great time to spot eagles and other raptors. Also, keep your eye out for migratory birds passing through on their way to warmer weather. 

Where to watch: Explore along the creek or in any open meadow for birds of prey. Pope Lick Park and the Humana Grand Allee in Beckley Creek Park are common stops for migrating birds.

2. Spider webs are commonly featured in Halloween decor, but the style of web depends on the vibe. For a haunted, abandoned house, try a cobweb. To create a magical atmosphere, go with the circular-grid pattern created by orb weavers. 

Where to watch: Look for these majestic creations hanging from sturdy structures or strewn across wildflowers. A misty-early morning visit makes them easier to spot.

3. Of course, Fall Foliage is more than enough reason to visit this season. Enjoy fall colors with a hike in any of our four parks, including The Strand.

Where to watch: Sky Dome and Silo Lookout in Turkey Run Park offer two great views. Explore Limestone Gorge and Leatherwood Trails in Broad Run Park for a show and a workout.

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About the Author

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Anna Rosales-Crone

As Manager of Marketing and Communications, Anna Rosales-Crone manages internal and external communications strategies for The Parklands, as well as marketing to promote facility rentals, educational programming, fundraising and overall park awareness. Anna was hired as Communications Coordinator in May of 2015 to help build awareness of the newly constructed park by managing The Parklands brand, website and social media. Prior to joining The Parklands team, she worked in communications at the American Red Cross for five years where she grew the Louisville Area Chapter’s digital and social media presence while supporting public relations, marketing and special events. She also provided public affairs support and guidance during major disaster operations. Anna is a graduate of the University of Evansville where she met her husband and the second love of her life—traveling. She also enjoys hiking, reading, baking, dancing, going to concerts and hanging out with her two cats. Contact me about: media relations, photo requests and website.