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Metro Parks Newsroom

Metro Parks hosting open house meeting to plan for corridor refinement of Louisville Loop

Tuesday February 1, 2011

Metro Parks and the Louisville Loop project team are hosting its second in a series of three public meetings to gather information. This meeting will present preliminary concept alternatives for the Pond Creek Corridor Shared-Use Path and Ecological Restoration Plan, which is studying the corridor of the Louisville Loop from Watson Lane to Fairdale. The Louisville Loop is an approximate 100-mile shared-use path that will ultimately encircle the city of Louisville.

The project team is looking for input from the public on what they’d like to see, and is hosting the meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road in southwest Louisville. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., with a presentation on the plan at 6:30 p.m. followed by small group discussions led by staff.

The Louisville Loop, a key component of the City of Parks initiative to expand and improve Louisville's public parks, is a paved shared-use path encircling the city that will measure more than 100 miles when complete. It offers recreational and alternative transportation routes for cyclists, joggers and walkers. Sections of the Loop will also accommodate horseback riders.

According to officials, gaining public input is a critical step in analyzing the potential locations of the shared-use path. The preliminary concept plan will be presented to the public as a draft at the third, and final, open house sometime in early spring. The Pond Creek Corridor Shared-Use Path and Ecological Restoration Plan study was introduced to the public at an open house in October 2010.

Citizens are encouraged to provide input about the project area and express their interests regarding the Louisville Loop. Questions or statements will be entertained after the presentation and during the group discussion period.

Directions to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing from Downtown Louisville:

By Car:
Take I-65 to the Gene Snyder Freeway West. Go approximately 9 miles. Take a left at the stop light onto Lower River Road. The entrance to Riverside will be on your right after about an 1/8 mile. The address is 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, KY 40272.

By Bike:
Bicyclists can connect with the Ohio River Levee Trail and Riverwalk at Waterfront Park and follow the trail for approximately 21 miles to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Riders can also connect with the Trail at Shawnee Park near the Ohio River. From Shawnee, Riverside is about 15 miles. Bicycle riders can also connect with the loop at Riverview and Chickasaw Parks in west Louisville. For a map of the Levee Trail, click here.