Parklands Explorer Hikes

In 2017 Parklands Explorers stomped, tromped, and pedaled every mile of Parklands trail while making new friends and burning over 85,000 calories. In 2018, Parklands Explorers will continue their focus on physical fitness, camaraderie, and exploration while also stretching their mental muscles, embarking on a pathway to wellness for body and mind.

The 2018 Parklands Explorer: Pathways to Wellness program, presented by Trilogy Health Services and The Bufford Family Foundation, invites community members of all ages and abilities to join Parklands Interpretive Rangers on the second Saturday of each month to traverse a new hiking trail and delve into a related educational topic. From April through September, arrive at 9 a.m. for bonus wellness activities, such as Heart Healthy Walking, Yoga, Functional Body Movement, Tai Chi and meditation.

2018 Parklands Explorer Schedule

These monthly hikes are a great opportunity to explore the Eastern Deciduous Forest of Kentucky with knowledgable Parklands staff, while also learning about the people, places, and stories of The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Parklands Explorer hikes and activities are for people of all ages; topics, times, and level-of-difficulty vary based on the month, so check back often! Parklands Explorer Hikes are offered free of charge. Registration is encouraged.

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Trails - Beckley Creek Park

Beckley Creek Park’s diverse trails have something for everyone.

Trails - Pope Lick Park

Pope Lick Park features a variety of trails for beginners and experienced hikers alike.

Trails - Turkey Run Park

Enjoy The Parklands most extensive system of trails in Turkey Run Park.

Trails - Broad Run Park

From fully-accessible paved trails to progressively difficult natural surface trails, Broad Run Park trails offer something for everyone.

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$950,000 To Date
37%
$2,550,000 2018 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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