Forest Master Plan


Master Plan

In July 2009, Louisville Metro Parks unveiled a new master plan to guide future improvements to the 6,191-acre Jefferson Memorial Forest in the Fairdale area. The master plan provides a detailed vision for future land acquisitions, public facilities and nature/adventure programs at the Forest. This plan also includes identification of a preliminary route and alignment of the paved Louisville Loop trail, which will offer recreation and alternative transportation opportunities as part of the City of Parks initiative.

Funding for this project included $200,000 from the C.E.S. Foundation, $80,000 from Louisville Metro Government general funds, and $20,000 from Metro Council members: $9,000 from Vicki Welch (D-13), $5,000 from Rick Blackwell (D-12), $2,000 each from Kelly Downard (R-16) and Madonna Flood (D-24), and $1,000 each from Bob Henderson (D-14) and Dan Johnson (D-21). Consulting services were provided by Jones & Jones.

*NEW* Here's the July 2009 Master Plan public document relating to the Forest. (PDF)
*NEW* The Culture History of The Jefferson Memorial Forest (PDF)

Master Plan illustrations
Below are concept drawings unveiled at a public meeting on Oct. 21, 2008

Icon to indiciate PDF files Proposed Trail Circulation

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Environmental Education

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Equestrian Trails

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Horine Center

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Jeff Jack Resource Center

Icon to indiciate PDF files  JMF Concept Diagram

Icon to indiciate PDF files  JMF Master Plan

Icon to indiciate PDF files  New Campground Document

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Paul Yost area

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Scott's Gap

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Tom Wallace Lake

Icon to indiciate PDF files  Welcome Center


Preliminary concepts from public meeting on May 21, 2008

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 USGS Topograhpical Map of Jefferson Memorial Forest

Icon to indiciate PDF files Eastern JMF Map (all layers)

Icon to indiciate PDF files Western JMF Map (all layers)

Icon to indiciate PDF files Larger context map

May 21 Powerpoint (part 1)

May 21 Powerpoint (part 2)


Project Library

Icon to indiciate PDF files 1995 Jefferson County Memorial Forest Resource Management Plan

Icon to indiciate PDF files Fairdale Neighborhood Plan (appendix)

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Fairdale Neighborhood Plan Document #1

Icon to indiciate PDF files Fairdale Neighborhood Plan Document #2

Notes from 1/24/08 meeting (MS word)

Icon to indiciate PDF files JMF Purpose Plan Schedule

 Steering Committee Questionaire (MS word)