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Metro Parks Newsroom

Memorial Forest to host Paul Yost master planning meeting Feb. 19

Thursday February 12, 2009

Metro Parks will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, to discuss planned improvements to the Paul Yost Recreation Area at the Jefferson Memorial Forest. The meeting will take place at the Forest’s Horine Conference Center, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road.

A master plan completed for Jefferson Memorial Forest last fall calls for an enhanced focus on horseback riding in the Paul Yost area. These plans are available for public view at The public meeting will allow horseback riders and other trail users to offer suggestions for new amenities at the trailheads, as well as offer feedback on planned improvements to the trails themselves.

Graduate-level engineering students from the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineeering are providing engineering services to Metro Parks as part of an applied group research project required to complete course work. In cooperation with Metro Parks staff, these students will be on hand to gather suggestions, which will be incorporated into detailed designs for proposed facilities at the park, including parking, trailhead amenities, restroom and shelters.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 502/368-5404.

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About the Forest: Jefferson Memorial Forest is a woodland tribute to those Kentucky veterans who have served our nation during times of war. At nearly 6,200 acres, JMF is the nation’s largest municipal forest. Outdoor environmental education programs are offered at the forest, providing learning opportunities for thousands of students and teachers each year. The forest offers a full range of recreational amenities, including weekend education and adventure programs, hiking trails, camping, fishing, horseback riding trails and picnic areas. For more information, go to