Park Roots: Parklands Speaker Series*

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Parklands Members are invited to Park Roots, a special speaker series, featuring lectures from community figures who have a connection to preserving, building, maintaining and supporting our parklands. This new lecture series, similar to a TED Talk, will highlight various subjects relating to The Parklands, nature, community, and the rich history of the Kentucky landscape. Each hour-long program, which includes a presentation and Q & A session with the speaker, will take place in the Gheens Foundation Lodge at Beckley Creek Park. We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

9 AM - 10:30 AM

People & Places of Floyds Fork

Speaker: Bob Hill, Journalist and Parklands Historian 

Join Bob Hill, former Louisville-Courier columnist and historian for The Parklands, for his Places & Faces presentation, as he delves into the compelling history of the people and places of the Fork, as well as the history of the park project.


*This is a Member exclusive event. Parklands Members receive invites to special programming, all while helping to support this nearly 4,000-acre park-system. To become a Member, please visit

QuestionsContact Parklands Fund Coordinator Taylor Freimund at

FREE, Open to Parklands Members Only

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

$271,868 To Date
$3,000,000 2020 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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