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Metro Parks Newsroom - 2006 Archive


12/14/2006
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center and Radio Disney Present “Dive-In” Movies on December 21
Metro Parks invites families to "dive in" for free entertainment on Thursday, December 21, at the indoor Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.

12/11/2006
Marty Storch Receives Kentucky Golf Award
The Kentucky Golf Association has named Metro Parks' Assistant Director of Operations, Marty Storch, the 2006 recipient of the J.W. Janes Award - given annually by the Kentucky Golf Association's Board of Directors to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to amateur golf in Kentucky.

12/6/2006
Metro Parks Designates Seven Parks for Winter Sledding
Metro Parks opens hills in seven parks for sledding from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches.

12/6/2006
Paint Your Own Pottery with Metro Parks & Recreation;
Metro Parks & Recreation is offering “Paint Your Own Pottery” sessions on Tuesday, December 12, at Douglass Community Center, Adapted Leisure Activities and the Metro Arts Center.

11/30/2006
WinterFest Brings Holiday Cheer to Iroquois Amphitheater on Dec. 9-10
Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation will once again spread holiday cheer at WinterFest, South Louisville’s most popular annual holiday event.

11/29/2006
144 Acres Added to Jefferson Memorial Forest through City of Parks Initiative
Mayor Jerry Abramson and The Trust for Public Land today announced two significant additions to Jefferson Memorial Forest through the City of Parks initiative.

11/22/2006
Stansbury Park Planning Process Continues with Nov. 30 Meeting
Officials will present a preliminary master plan for William B. Stansbury Park and solicit public input during a community meeting on November 30. The meeting, hosted by Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and the University of Louisville, takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard.

10/23/2006
Metro Parks, UPS Team Up for Global Volunteer Challenge
Metro Parks and United Parcel Service Team Up for Third Annual Global Volunteer Challenge Week

10/18/2006
Mayor Says to ‘Take a Hike!’
Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging Louisville residents to “take a hike” on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest. The free event is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement designed to encourage healthy behavior including better nutrition and increased physical activity.

10/6/2006
Urban Art Project Provides Public Venue for Artists

10/6/2006
Urban Art Project Provides Public Venue for Artists
Urban artists will now have a public venue for their artful expressions. Starting Friday, October 6, artists will be able to draw and paint on 5,500 square feet of space opened to them.

10/5/2006
Design Firm Selected to Develop Master Plan for New Park Land in Floyds Fork Corridor
Design firm selected to develop master plan for new park land in Floyds Fork corridor

10/3/2006
Riverside Heritage Festival offers great music and family fun
Riverside Heritage Festival offers great music and family fun in conjunction with Southwest Community Festival on Oct. 14

9/21/2006
Volunteers Improve Stansbury Park
One of Louisville’s historic urban parks was the focus of a significant spruce-up project, thanks to more than 150 volunteers from The Home Depot and Hands On Louisville.

9/11/2006
Volunteer Efforts Re-Open Section of Historic Corbly Path in Iroquois Park
Twenty volunteers from Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy worked to re-open part of the historic Corbly Path, providing convenient footpath access to the park’s scenic Northern Overlook.

9/8/2006
Snake Appreciation Day
Jefferson Memorial Forest's Snake Appreciation Daybuilds appreciation for misunderstood creatures

9/7/2006
Mayor Marks ‘New Day’ at Long Run Park
Mayor Jerry Abramson and other city officials today broke ground on the centerpiece of more than $1.5 million in improvements at Long Run Park and golf course.

8/25/2006
Aquatic Center closes August 28-31 for maintenance
Aquatic Center closes August 28-31 for maintenance

8/16/2006
University of Louisville freshmen volunteer to improve local parks
University of Louisville freshmen volunteer to improve local parks

8/4/2006
“Images of Riverside” Photography Exhibit
“Images of Riverside” Photography Exhibit at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

8/2/2006
Canoe Launches to be First Feature of ‘City of Parks’ Expansion
Construction began today for the first recreational features of the massive City of Parks initiative that is adding thousands of acres of park land in Louisville’s rapidly developing suburban areas.

7/26/2006
Louisville Extreme Park 2006 Summer Series
METRO PARKS KICKS OFF 2006 EXTREME PARK SUMMER SERIES

7/14/2006
Affordable parking available for UofL football games
Parking for home games available at Churchill Park

7/5/2006
Cool Off at Metro Parks Summer Pools
Cool off at one of our 11 Metro Parks Summer Pools

6/30/2006
Public meeting to outline plans for Iroquois Park playground
Metro Parks seeking $75,000 grant to complete project

6/16/2006
Metro Parks selects Triangle Talent subsidiary to manage Iroquois Amphitheater
Variety of arts and entertainment programming to grow

6/15/2006
$2,500 reward for information on bridge vandalism
Historic bridge in Cherokee Park attacked by vandals

5/28/2006
New restrooms open in Willow Park
Project funded by Louisville Metro, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Cherokee Triangle Association

5/25/2006
Metro Parks opens 11 summer pools
Outdoor pools will remain open through mid-August

5/24/2006
Patriots Peace Memorial ceremony at noon on Memorial Day
Ceremony to include dedication of illuminated flagpole

5/23/2006
The First Tee celebrates first year achievements
Shawnee program growing to include affiliate at Long Run Park

5/18/2006
94 acres purchased along Floyds Fork through City of Parks project
Mayor Abramson announces that Metro Parks has acquired a 94-acre property along Floyds Fork near I-64 that will be developed into new park land through the City of Parks initiative.

5/4/2006
Forest Fest celebrates Bluegrass music and nature May 20
Event includes 18-mile and 5K trail runs

4/7/2006
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center re-opens April 9
Facility was closed for one week after major leak discovered.

4/3/2006
Aquatic Center's Olympic pool remains closed
Fitness center and therapy pool are open

3/30/2006
Golf courses offer Grand Slam Giveaway in April
Mayor announces month-long golf promotion with free prizes

3/29/2006
Aquatic Center closes March 31-April 2 for maintenance
Facility’s fitness center remains open on Friday

3/28/2006
Spring Break: adjusted hours and Junior Olympics at Community Centers
Metro Parks to keep kids active and engaged while school’s out

3/17/2006
Historic chapel moving to Farnsley-Moremen Landing
118-year-old chapel will get new life hosting weddings, special events

3/9/2006
Metro Parks offers summer camps in 17 locations
Registration begins at most sites on April 3

3/9/2006
Historic Locust Grove announces Second Annual Used Book Sale
Historic Locust Grove is holding its second annual Used Book Sale to benefit the site’s education and preservation programs on Friday, March 10th through Sunday, March 12th.

3/9/2006
Derby City Community Center renamed for Cyril Allgeier
Councilman King and Metro Parks change name of community center to honor Cyril Allgeier

3/3/2006
Louisville ‘Fifty and Over Games’ take place May 8-21, 2006
Event to prepare athletes for 2007 National Senior Games

2/22/2006
Get ready for spring with Metro Parks
Get ready for spring with Metro Parks

1/24/2006
Top 10 winter activities in your Metro Parks
Top Ten opportunities for winter recreation in your Metro Parks