The Parklands

What’s Happening in The “Southern” Parks

I’m spending a lot of time lately monitoring construction of the two “southern” parks – what will be Broad Run Park and Turkey Run Park.  The first word that comes to mind is MUD!  (OK – we’re all more than ready to see the sun again in Louisville). 

Actually, I’m amazed by the EXPANSE of park land down there.  Don’t get me wrong – I love the design of Beckley Creek Park.  But comparing it to the two parks in the south is like comparing a hallway to the great room of a ski lodge.  This is the area that people are going to go to get some solitude with long walks in the forest and big views from overlooks.  It’s really going to be spectacular!

Click here to view more photos of construction. We update the album often.

And please remember, the southern parks are under construction 7 days a week. Please stay safe and help us avoid construction delays by not trespassing in the area. We know you’re curious, and we’ll do our best to offer updates and construction tours when appropriate. It’ll be worth the wait!

Turkey Run and Broad Run Parks are slated to open to the public in late 2015. 

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About the Author

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Kevin Beck

A graduate of University of Texas, Beck moved to Louisville where he served 14 years as Director of Football Operations at the University of Louisville. He then went on to work with the Carolina Panthers for two years as a College Scout, where his team earned a trip to the Super Bowl. In 2005, Beck shifted his career and joined 21st Century Parks as Project Manager. Beck was instrumental in the acquisition of land for The Parklands project and continues to be the king of permits and construction management. Beck is married with three kids, one dog, and two fly rods.

Contact me about: Construction, Permits, Land Acquisition