Parklands COVID-19 Update 5.5.21

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Press Release

Portions of Parklands Bike Park Now Open for 2021 Season

Turkey Run Park

Louisville, Ky. (April 20, 2021) — Portions of the Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park re-open for the 2021 season at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20. Pump tracks, skills loop and beginner trails will be open for riding. Intermediate and advanced trails (The Trough and Crazy Red’s) remain closed for trail work and will re-open at a later date. There is no fee to enter the bike park, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset.

Trails and features in the Silo Center Bike Park were specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and are maintained by The Parklands skilled trail team. Each amenity is suited to a specific level of rider, offering beginners a smooth introduction on less difficult, natural-surface trails, as well as more challenging opportunities for experienced riders.

Pets are not permitted in the bike park. Trails and amenities within the bike park are for bikes only. For the safety and enjoyment of all, riders should come prepared with the appropriate safety equipment, including a helmet, and follow all bike park rules and posted signs. Throughout the season, Parklands staff will implement temporary closures as needed for extensive repairs and inclement weather.

In addition to the posted bike park rules, riders should adhere to social distancing guidance, maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more from persons not from the same family/household, or wear a facial covering when this is not possible. If the trail or area you visit is busy, explore another section of the park.

For a full list of rules, directions, trail status and more information on Silo Center Bike Park amenities, visit www.theparklands.org/bikepark. For more information on the bike park and The Parklands, contact Anna Rosales-Crone at 502-815-0267 or acrone@21cparks.org.

Discover The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre visitor-supported public park system in Louisville, Kentucky, stretching from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road. It consists of four major parks—Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick Park, Turkey Run Park and Broad Run Park—linked by a world-class urban trail system and a remarkable water trail tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. Serving more than 3 million visits each year, The Parklands offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for a quiet place to discover nature, a dynamic learning experience through the Outdoor Classroom, a cruise on a scenic park drive, or a stream to paddle. The Parklands is free to enter, but does not receive tax dollars for annual upkeep or operations. Ongoing maintenance and operations are funded through private donations, program and event fees, and an endowment fund. Donate today to become a Parklands Member and support the parks you know and love. Learn more and plan your next visit at www.theparklands.org.

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