Trailhead restrooms throughout The Parklands are reopening to visitors Friday, May 22, 2020. This is the first step in a phased reopening that will take place over several weeks and will eventually involve the resumption of in-person park programs and events in accordance with city and state guidelines.
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been grateful to keep our trails, lawns and natural areas open for residents to enjoy the outdoors,” said David Morgan, President of The Parklands of Floyds Fork. “We are following developments closely and look forward to reopening additional areas as permitted.”
With nearly 4,000 acres to explore in The Parklands of Floyds Fork, visitors can benefit from being outside while maintaining a safe distance from others. All visitors are encouraged to do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid in-person social gatherings of more than 10.
- Remain at least six (6) feet apart from strangers and people who are not part of your household.
- Share the trails, and give others space.
- If the trail or area you visit is busy, explore another section of the park.
- When possible, visit in the early morning or late evening (prior to dusk).
- Avoid touching handrails and benches.
A section of trail known as the Boardwalk in the Humana Grand Allee area of Beckley Creek Park is also reopening to the public this Friday, May 22, 2020. Work is wrapping up ahead of schedule, allowing park visitors to enjoy this scenic pathway during the holiday weekend. This was the third wooden bridge to receive upgrades as part of the park system’s “No Deferred Maintenance” commitment made possible thanks to donations from individuals, families and organizations throughout the community.
The Barklands dog park in Beckley Creek Park reopens on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Dogs on leashes are permitted on park trails, with the exception of the Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden in Broad Run Park and Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park.
The following amenities remain closed:
- All portable toilets
- All playgrounds and spraygrounds
- Osage Orange Explorer Trail in Beckley Creek Park
- The PNC Achievement Center for Education & Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park
- Silo Lookout at the Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park
Additional dates regarding reopening and in-person programming will be announced in the coming weeks. To view the latest updates and more details on our response to COVID-19, CLICK HERE.
About 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. Four major parks—Beckley Creek, Pope Lick, Turkey Run and Broad Run parks—are linked by a world-class urban trail system and a remarkable water trail tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. 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 does not receive tax dollars for annual upkeep or operations. Ongoing maintenance and operations are funded solely through private donations and an endowment fund. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more and donate at www.theparklands.org/member.