Metro Parks Newsroom
$38 million for 'City of Parks'
Tuesday August 30, 2005
CITY OF PARKS INITIATIVE RECEIVES $38 MILLION FEDERAL BOOST
LOUISVILLE (August 30, 2005) – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell secured $38 million for the City of Parks project in Louisville. The money will be used to expand Louisville’s park system. Humana founder David Jones and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson joined McConnell in Louisville’s Thurman Hutchins Park for the announcement.
“I am pleased to announce $38 million in funding for Louisville Metro’s 21st Century Parks project,” said Senator McConnell. “This funding combined with those raised from private sources by my friend David Jones should help complete the project. Those living in and around the Louisville Metro area will benefit from access to quality parks and open space. I am so proud to be able to deliver the funding needed to make David’s wonderful vision a reality.”
With this new federal money, the City of Parks initiative has $59 million in pledges, including $20 million being raised by Jones through the 21st Century Parks organization, and $1 million put in the 2005-06 Louisville Metro budget by Abramson.