Drive on I-64 east toward Shelby County and you’ll see a lot of construction in Jefferson County on open farmland and wonder, what is that and just where is it?
This is the brand new section of The Parklands of Floyds Fork, part of the ambitious new parks plan that will connect eastern Jefferson County to southern Jefferson County. The Floyds Fork section alone is 4,000 acres. After hiking around the area and taking these pictures the other day, it is clear to me that when this project is finished, you will be able to enter the park at one end, and spend an entire day hiking or biking to new areas of Jefferson County, land that was historically in private hands.
I entered off Shelbyville Road (across from Valhalla) and that section connected the new area next to I-64 that is still being landscaped with trails.
More than $100 million has been raised from private donations and tax dollars by 21st Century Parks to buy land and connect it all.