Walking is a great way to be physically active. It has many health benefits. Walking is inexpensive and doesn’t require expensive equipment Louisville has many beautiful spaces and places for walking including a series of “Mayor’s Miles” throughout the city.
Mayor’s Miles are a distance-marking system for walking paths. Ground markers and pole signs designate every 1/10th of a mile to help facilitate walking for groups and individuals.
Currently there are Mayor’s Miles in:
There are several more Mayor’s Miles in development and coming soon!
- Algonquin Park
- Cherokee Park
- Shawnee Park
- California Park
- Thurman-Hutchins Park
- Hays Kennedy Park
- Iroquois Park
- Waterfront Park
- Seneca Park
- University Hospital, Jackson St. entrance
- KentuckyOne Jewish Hospital/Our Lady of Peace Campus
- KentuckyOne Jewish Hospital Medical Campus
- KentuckyOne Jewish Hospital and St. Mary Healthcare
- Spalding University
- Louisville Water Company Reservoir, Frankfort Ave.
- Downtown Development Corp. – 4th Street Pedway – Galt House to Fourth St. Live!
- Brownsboro Rd (near Crescent Hill)
See a map of all
the Mayor's Miles
Take a virtual tour of the Waterfront Mayor's Mile by clicking here.
Mayor's Miles are a Great Worksite Wellness Tool
Want to boost employee morale and improve health? Add a Mayor’s Mile at your workplace!
The Mayor’s Miles program provides health-minded employers with signage and distance-marking to make it easy for them to walk during the work day. Mayor’s Miles can be installed inside or outside, and include metal signs that mark the beginning and end of each mile, as well as ground markers to mark each 1/10 of a mile.
Our staff works with employers to: 1) assess the best location for the Mayor’s Mile, 2) map distance ,3) review walkability, 4) recommend locations for signage, and 5) plan for installation. We can even provide support for employee promotions and press events to inaugurate your new Mayor’s Mile!
Several Louisville employers have already installed Mayor’s Miles. In addition to those listed above, Mayor’s Miles are at United Parcel Service, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Heart Association/Kindred Healthcare, the Institute for Integrative Medicine in Middletown and Hosparus. Your workplace can be next!
The standard cost for a Mayor’s Mile is $500, which includes planning, colorful metal signs at the beginning and end of the mile, and up to 10 geothermal markers to mark distance.
The process is simple. To get started on a Mayor’s Mile for your worksite, call 574-8661, or e-mail to get additional information or request a meeting.