Interpretive Hikes

Welcome to the Outdoor Classroom! The core purpose of the Outdoor Classroom at The Parklands is to teach science and natural history education through dynamic experiences in the field that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking and discovery for children, adults and families - all resulting in an enhancement to scientific literacy in our community. We envision a future in which all people view themselves as life-long learners, and share a connection to and appreciation for the natural world, their community and each other.

Come explore the Eastern Deciduous Forest of Kentucky with The Parklands! Our Education and Interpretation Program is excited to offer interpretive walks, hikes, and tours each month that explore the people, places, and stories of The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Interpretive programs are for people of all ages; topics and times will vary based on the month, so check back often! Most hikes are offered free of charge or at a reduced rate to Parklands Members.

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Louisville Loop

The Louisville Loop is the 100-mile multi-recreational non-motorized path planned to encircle the city and link neighborhoods to parks and civic attractions. 19 miles of the Loop are in The Parklands.

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Distillery Bend

In 1933, just after prohibition, a distillery was constructed in the area we now refer to as Distillery Bend. You won't find any bourbon there today, but you will enjoy the Valley of the Giants Trail and agricultural fields growing in its place.

Trails - Beckley Creek Park

Beckley Creek Park’s diverse trails have something for everyone.

Overlooks - Beckley Creek Park

Interested in a view? Check out the below overlook areas in Beckley Creek Park:

Special Places - Beckley Creek Park

Within The Parklands of Floyds Fork many treasures of the landscape and our natural history lie hidden. For millennia the land has shaped the way humans and animals live and interact.

Trails - Pope Lick Park

Pope Lick Park features a variety of trails for beginners and experienced hikers alike.

Special Places - Pope Lick Park

Within The Parklands of Floyds Fork many treasures of the landscape and our natural history lie hidden.

Trails - Turkey Run Park

Enjoy The Parklands most extensive system of trails in Turkey Run Park.

Sky Dome

Sky Dome is named for the sky and meadow views on one of the highest hillsides in The Parklands. The view northward is spectacular, especially in the winter when the trees are bare.

Trails - Broad Run Park

From fully-accessible paved trails to progressively difficult natural surface trails, Broad Run Park trails offer something for everyone.

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Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. 

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