Studies have shown that spending time outdoors can help improve your well-being. 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. When visiting The Parklands, it is imperative that everyone adhere to social distancing guidance.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from strangers.
- Avoid in-person social gatherings of 10 or more.
- 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) to avoid peak visitation time.
“Parks are an important resource to support the mental and physical health of the members of our community,” said David Morgan, President of The Parklands of Floyds Fork. “We need every one of our visitors to do their part to follow social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 and in turn allow our parks to remain open as a community resource during this trying time.”
Park Rangers and staff are keeping an eye out for visitors not following guidelines to educate and enforce the guidance. Visitors can also report non-compliance to the COVID-19 Reporting Hotline (833-KYSAFER or 833-597-2337) or online at kysafer.ky.gov.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork remains open to visitors with the exception of the following areas:
- All playgrounds are closed. This includes Marshall Playground in Beckley Creek Park, the playground in Pope Lick Park, and Cliffside Playground in Broad Run Park.
- Restrooms at Creekside Trailhead in Beckley Creek Park and Cliffside Trailhead in Broad Run Park are closed.
- Osage Orange Explorer Trail in Beckley Creek Park is closed.
- Portable toilets are closed.
- The Barklands dog park in Beckley Creek Park is closed. Dogs on leashes are permitted on park trails, with the exception of the Woodland Garden in Broad Run Park.
- Silo Lookout at the Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park is closed.
- The PNC Achievement Center for Education & Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park, home to The Parklands Welcome Center and headquarters of the Outdoor Classroom, is closed.
Additional amenities to close Sunday, March 29:
- The Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden in Broad Run Park will close to visitors starting Sunday, March 29.
- All restrooms will close to visitors starting Sunday, March 29.
This is a rapidly changing situation. We will continue to monitor developments and align our response with city and statewide efforts. To view that latest updates, resources and a full list of steps we’ve taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, visit www.theparklands.org.
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.