Flash Flooding in The Parklands - Closure Information 7.14.15

UPDATE 7/15/15: 5:30PM

The Louisville Loop, park roadways and paddling accesses are now open. We recommend that park visitors stay off of soft trails throughout The Parklands to allow more time for them to dry and for our maintenance teams to ensure paths are clear of debris.

The amount of debris and strainers found in Floyds Fork typically increases following a flooding event and are likely to be present for sometime. Paddlers visiting The Parklands should always follow the guidelines and recommendations posted to our website and evaluate the water based on their skill level.

UPDATE 7/15/15: 10:00AM

The Parklands has re-opened the following areas to the public:

The Louisville Loop past Taylorsville Road remains closed as well as all Parklands paddling accesses. For your safety, please continue to obey flood barriers. We will update this page with news on additional re-openings throughout the day. 

UPDATE 7/14/15: 3:00PM

For the safety of our visitors and staff, Parklands road, trail and paddling access closures will remain in place the remainder of today, July 14, allowing floodwater to recede and our maintenance team to remove debris. We will begin opening areas tomorrow as conditions allow. If you have a reservation at the Gheens Foundation Lodge, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Pavillion or PNC Achievement Center for Education & Interpretation today or tomorrow, please enter Beckley Creek Park at Creekside Center using S Beckley Station Road.

While the below areas remain closed, our Creekside Center, including Marshall Playground and Sprayground and The Barklands, is dry and open for folks to enjoy. Our temporary shade tents  have been repaired and are available for use. 

Directions to Beckley Creek Park Creekside Center from Downtown Louisville:

Original Story: Due to heavy rainfall, Parklands staff has closed access to John Floyd Fields and all paddling accesses, as well as low sections of the Louisville Loop and Park Road throughout Beckley Creek Park. The Loop under Taylorsville Road is also closed. Expect closures throughout the day and please obey them until the area is deemed safe by park staff.

Additionally, Old Taylorsville Road near Fisherville Paddling Access is underwater, and one of two shade tents in the Marshall Playground and Sprayground is down. Visitors should not attempt to use the tent or go beyond roped area.

Please stay tuned to this page for updates. Thank you for your patience and for obeying flood barriers for your safety. 

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