Become a Member

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


Beautiful parks and trails enhance the quality of life in our community, making it more healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable. Reflecting Louisville's reputation as a great place to live, The Parklands is a powerful vehicle for attracting and retaining individuals, families, and employers, contributing to a vibrant future for our community and our children.

Together, we work to maintain this beautiful community asset.

We rely on Membership donations, not tax dollars, for the annual operations of this donor-supported public park. Your contribution helps to provide the community with clean, safe, fun, beautiful and free access to nearly 4,000 acres of parkland preserved and open 365 days a year.

Your gift will be used to:

Membership comes with great perks, too.

See below for the various levels at which you may offer your support and the goodies that come along with each, including Members-Only events and discounts within The Parklands. Don't forget to download our Member Perks page (linked below) with information on discounts and deals with local retail partners. Check back often --we sign on new partners all the time!

Click below to watch a short video about what your Membership makes possible:

Here's How

The easiest way to become a member is through our online portal OR you may 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 card. Your email address is also important to make sure you receive all the latest news. 

Membership Support Levels:

$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

Membership contributions are 100% tax-deductible. If you create a "login" in the online portal you can login anytime to check your giving history, sign-up for events, and renew your membership a more streamlined process. A login is not created automatically with your Membership donation. 

Supporting Documents

Please contact (502) 584-0350 or email Rebecca, Membership Coordinator, at with any questions regarding the membership program or how to get involved as a Member Perks Partner.

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We are a donor-supported public park We count on you!

$1,500,000 To Date
$2,300,000 2017 Goal

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. Members make it happen!

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