On fair-weather days, parking is a hot commodity at The Parklands. More and more Louisville and regional residents are learning about our new, donor-supported park system. They’re hearing about the spraygrounds, playgrounds, sports fields, fishing lakes and stream. They’re checking out our trails for hiking, biking and paddling. They’re registering children for Wednesday Wonders and science camps where they get to learn and explore in the Outdoor Classroom.
From spring through fall, our parks are especially busy as folks gather to celebrate weddings, birthdays, reunions and more, taking advantage of scenic venues and sprayground-adjacent pavilions. Just like Membership donations and camp registrations, income from facility rentals goes directly back into supporting annual operations, keeping The Parklands safe, clean, fun and beautiful for ALL visitors.
During larger events, event staff close off sections of our parking lots at Creekside Center in Beckley Creek Park and Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park. Closing off these lots helps to ensure event guests have access to parking.
To minimize any inconvenience, we try to keep lot closures as tightly scheduled as possible; however, with long summer days upon us, visitors can expect to encounter these closures more often as they’re looking to cool off at Marshall Sprayground, or check out the view from the top of Silo Lookout.
Each event is different, so time and duration of closures vary. Below are a few tips to help you prepare for your next trip:
Thanks for your patience as we help our customers create long-lasting memories of their special occasions!
As Manager of Marketing and Communications, Anna Rosales-Crone manages internal and external communications strategies for The Parklands, as well as marketing to promote facility rentals, educational programming, fundraising and overall park awareness. Anna was hired as Communications Coordinator in May of 2015 to help build awareness of the newly constructed park by managing The Parklands brand, website and social media. Prior to joining The Parklands team, she worked in communications at the American Red Cross for five years where she grew the Louisville Area Chapter’s digital and social media presence while supporting public relations, marketing and special events. She also provided public affairs support and guidance during major disaster operations. Anna is a graduate of the University of Evansville where she met her husband and the second love of her life—traveling. She also enjoys hiking, reading, baking, dancing, going to concerts and hanging out with her two cats. Contact me about: media relations, photo requests and website.
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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