Looking for a shady spot? The John Floyd Fields picnic shelter is near the sports fields, playground, and the restroom amenities of John Floyd Fields, formerly known as “Floyds Fork Park”. All of this, plus access to the Louisville Loop and Pope Lick trail system, is located in the heart of Pope Lick Park off Taylorsville Road.
From the picnic shelter, you can look across the sunlit fields all the way to a border of woodland. The north sport field is available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis, while the 13 other multisized fields are managed by J-Town Youth Soccer Association and reserved for their use. The picnic shelter and a playground makes this a great spot for events or casual use, while a large parking lot near the John Floyd Community Building services the fields. Additional parking is available near the southern fields, with paved paths connecting to the Fitness Circle — a 0.7-mile, paved path surrounding the fields that’s available for walkers during park hours. Please note that water fountains are turned off during the winter.
The Parklands assumed responsibility of John Floyd Fields in January 2011 through an agreement with Metro Louisville. 21st Century Parks will provide all maintenance, operations, and programming of John Floyd Fields, and has integrated the former Metro Park into The Parklands’ overall recreational, educational and conservation planning. So that shady spot you’re looking for? It’ll be around for awhile.