We are still a few weeks from the official start of spring, but with “cabin fever” set in, all are eager to get out and active at the first sign of warmer weather. Bicyclists, runners and walkers have begun to dot the grey and brown landscape with their colorful gear. When the call of The Parklands becomes too much to resist, by all means, GIVE IN! We hope to see you out enjoying the warming temperatures this March, and when you do, please remember to follow park rules to make your visit (and that of your fellow visitors) as safe and fun as possible.
Need a little rule refresher? Our dedicated team members are here to help along with our former Bulldog Intern Adam Chase! Read on for a few key reminders on our “Ground Rules” from the folks who know them best.
“A reminder for bicyclists and walkers to share the Loop. Walkers stay to the right and keep an eye on your children and pets when walking so not to impede the bikers. Bicyclists to pass on the left and let walkers know your passing. Also, watch your speed. Have had walkers complain about bikes flying past them.” ~ Ranger Tim
An Intern's Guide to Respecting The Parklands: Episode 3 - Trail Etiquette
“Please, no parking on the grass except in designated areas! Parking on the grass causes a traffic hazard for park patrons, and also causes damage that requires additional maintenance and effects the beauty of the park.” ~ Ranger Jim
“Please stick to paved trails following rain and snow. A little dirt doesn’t hurt, but riding and even hiking on trails that are muddy can cause permanent damage. Take the Loop instead and plan to return on a drier day to enjoy the dirt trails. Our trail team will appreciate it!” ~ Rebecca, Membership Coordinator
“Dogs are welcome in The Parklands. Owners are responsible for sanitary disposal of dog feces and for keeping their pets on leashes. Keeping pets on leashes is important for their safety, our wildlife’s safety, and the safety of other visitors. It is also the law in Jefferson County. Off-leash pets can have unintended interactions with other pets, wildlife, and other park visitors who may not be comfortable around animals. So please clean up after your pets, and maintain control of them while enjoying The Parklands.” ~ Ranger David
“We hope you’ll pack a picnic, but please leave the grills at home. Visitors may bring in a gas grill if they book an event at the PWC Pavilion in Beckley Creek Park or Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park. Contact our Facilities team to check dates!” ~ Tom, Horticulture Director
“As you are leaving the park, please take a minute to place trash in the provided receptacles, keeping our areas clean for the next visitor.” ~ Kirk, Park Superintendent
An Intern's Guide to Respecting The Parklands: Episode 1 - Littering
“The Parklands is a no drone zone. Leaving your drone at home helps protect the peaceful setting for fellow visitors and the wildlife that call The Parklands home.” ~ Anna, Communications Coordinator
The Parklands is YOUR park, and by following rules, you are helping to provide a safe, clean, FUN and beautiful experience for all! To view a full list of Park Rules before your next visit, go to www.theparklands.org/rules.
Anna Rosales-Crone was hired as Communications Coordinator in May of 2015 to help build park awareness through public relations and marketing. She will also support managing The Parklands brand, website and social media. She comes to us from the American Red Cross where she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for a year, promoting disaster preparedness. Following her year of service, she was hired as the chapter’s Communications Associate, growing the Louisville Area Chapter’s digital and social media presence while supporting public relations and marketing efforts. She 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 reading, baking, dancing, going to concerts and hanging out with her two cats. Contact me about: media relations, speaker requests, photo requests, website and social media.
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!
Become a Member