Parklands to Implement Overnight Closure of Broad Run Parkway

Media Contact:
Anna Rosales-Crone, Manager of Communications & Marketing­­
acrone@21cparks.org
(502) 815-0267

Louisville, Ky. (August 17, 2020) — Beginning Monday, August 24, 2020, entrances to Broad Run Park will be gated and locked from sunset to sunrise. This new protocol further emphasizes and enforces the park’s existing hours of operation in the southernmost section of The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

“In closing off access to Broad Run Park from sunset to sunrise, our goal is to prevent overnight vandalism and property damage to Broad Run Park’s natural areas and amenities,” said David Morgan, President of The Parklands of Floyds Fork. “This extra step will help protect the investment our community made in our donor and visitor supported park.”

The nearly 4,000-acre park system in Louisville, KY includes four parks—Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick Park, Turkey Run Park and Broad Run Park—and is open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. There is no admission fee to enter and use the park’s amenities, including 80+ miles of trails for hiking, biking and paddling.

On Monday, August 24, 2020, all visitors to Broad Run Park should exit the park via Bardstown Road by sunset. Both the Bardstown Road and Broad Run Road entrances will be locked shortly after to prevent vehicles from accessing the park overnight.

Broad Run Park is the only area affected by this change. The rest of the park system is open from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted.

Throughout the pandemic, The Parklands has seen an increase in visitation, as people look to the outdoors for recreation and respite. As of August 1, 2020, the four-park system has seen more than 2.2 million visits. The annual record is 3.1 million visits in 2019.

For more information contact Anna Rosales-Crone at 502-815-0267, acrone@21cparks.org or visit www.theparklands.org.

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