Become a Member

Click here to become a member, renew your membership, or to give membership as a gift.

The Parklands is a donor-supported public park, which means we rely on memberships not tax dollars for the annual operations of this extraordinary public space. Your 100% tax-deductible contribution preserves the current and future development, maintenance and programming in The Parklands, enhances quality of life and helps our community and economy grow in ways that are healthful, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages.

But that’s not all! Membership comes with other great perks, too. See below for the various levels at which you may offer your support and the goodies that come along with each. Don't forget to download our member perks page linked below, with information on discounts and deals with local retail partners. Check back often because we sign on new partners all the time.  

Each Year Your Membership Will:

Build A Community - Your membership will help to provide the community with free, open access to nearly 4,000 acres of parklands.

Sustain the Environment- Your membership will help to sustain thousands of trees, shrubs, and forbs planted each year, as well as hundreds of acres of natural space preserved in perpetuity as public parkland

Provide World-Class Amenities - Your membership will help us to continue the daily maintenance to fulfill our mission of creating clean, safe, fun and beautiful parks for more than one million visitors a year.

Encourage Healthy Habits- Your membership will help maintain miles of new trails– including hiking, biking, paddling, and a scenic park drive, as well as amenities such as playgrounds, spraygrounds, and sports fields.

Stimulate Curiosity- Your membership will engage thousands of visitors in interpretive scientific learning through our Outdoor Classroom each year, including field trips, summer camps, early learning and family programs. 

Click here to see an infographic of Membership contributions at work.

Membership Opportunities:

$35 - Individual Membership

$50  - Household Membership

$100 - Parklands Partner

$250 – Friends of The Parklands

$500 – Conservator

$1,000 – Sustainer

Leadership Society

$5,000 – Founder’s Society

$10,000 – Steward’s Society

$25,000 – Chairman’s Circle


Click here to become a member, renew your membership, or to give membership as a gift.

OR mail a contribution check to:

21st Century Parks
471 West Main Street, Suite 202
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Please make check payable to 21st Century Parks and include a note of the name(s) to be printed on the membership cards.

Click here to make a general donation (without membership). 

Thank you in advance for helping to make The Parklands possible!

Supporting Documents

Please contact (502) 584-0350 or email with any questions regarding the membership program or how to get involved as a member perks partner.

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1840/3000 Memberships this year

21st Century Parks, a non-profit organization is responsible for the operations of this donor-supported public park system. 100% of your tax-deductible membership contribution helps us to preserve the current and future trees, trails, landscaping and facilities allowing each visitor an unparalleled experience now and in the future. Help us reach our goal of 3,000 members in 2015!

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