Having been fully open since 2013, Beckley Creek Park continues to be the most well-known and visited park in The Parklands of Floyds Fork. However, with more than 600 acres to explore and more than 10 miles of trail, even frequent visitors have yet to experience all that it has to offer.
The trail guide made for this fall’s Membership Drive (October 1-7) was created to help both new and returning visitors discover unfamiliar trails, while learning a little something about Beckley Creek Park along the way. Beginning on October 1, 2018, Members who join or renew at the Protector level ($250 and above) will receive one of these handy pocket guides, which can be easily carried on their next adventure in Beckley Creek Park.
Trails over .25 mile are marked with signage to help visitors plan their trek. A few shorter pathways do not include posted signs, but still offer scenic views of gardens, meadows, wetlands and Floyds Fork. The Beckley Creek Park trail guide lists more details about all paved and natural-surface trails in Beckley, including those shorter, off-the-beaten path options.
For those who prefer to travel the park by canoe, kayak or paddleboard, the guide also includes a map of the Floyds Fork water trail and details on North Beckley Paddling Access and Creekside Paddling Access – two launch points located in Beckley Creek Park.
Special Places & People
Naturalists and historians have collected stories and information about the land in and around The Parklands since the project’s inception. In addition to exploring on foot, visitors can pull out the pocket guide to discover more about special places throughout Beckley Creek Park and the people who settled and helped preserve the land over the last 250 years.
Things to Do
Keeping this pocket guide close by is a good reminder of all there is to do at Beckley Creek Park if you are interested in mixing up your activities. In addition to trails, Beckley Creek Park offers amenities encouraging visitors to play, learn, gather, fish and even fetch!
Whether you are able to give $2 or $250, we hope that you will show your support for The Parklands during the Fall Membership Drive. Our donor-supported park relies on gifts from people just like YOU to continue operating 365 days a year, free of charge. To join, renew, or gift a Membership to family or friends, visit www.theparklands.org/Member.
More “Fork Tales” for Beckley Creek Park:
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.
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