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New recreational trails open in Creason Park by District 10

Monday October 1, 2007


It has always been a place for families to enjoy or pet owners to throw a Frisbee with the dog along Newburg Road and Trevilian Way.

Now it is also a nice place to just to hike or bike and meet friends getting their exercise.

On Friday, October 5th, Councilman Jim King (D) 10 and members of his District Advisory Board, joined by Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson will cut the ribbon for newly constructed multi-use recreational paths in Creason Park.

“I am pleased we have been able to enhance Creason Park so more people will have a chance to see what an asset it is to our area.” says King.

The paths cover the perimeter of the park and stretch over a mile and a half of the park’s rolling green space.

Working with state and local officials over the past three years, Councilman King ensured funding of the paths. King also funded an additional tennis court at the adjacent Louisville Tennis Center to ensure adequate funding remained in the parks budget to complete the paths. Metro Parks was awarded $400,000 through the state for the design and construction of the paths.

The project also includes a new plaza at the intersection of Newburg Road and Trevilian Way that will serve as a meet and greet venue at the eastern end of the park. New curbing along Trevilian Way will also be installed. The paths connect with the Louisville Tennis Center, Louisville Nature Center and will allow for easier access for Highlands residents to the Louisville Zoo.

“I could not be more proud of the way this project has come together,” said King. “I want to thank the Parks Department and the Mayor for making these paths a priority for my district. The paths truly allow for connectivity between many parts of my district with the amenities we have to offer and help to make the Trevilian plateau a destination. We will continue to find ways to connect more areas of the district to our parks. I encourage everyone to come out and take a walk with me this fall and enjoy the beauty of Creason.”

The Press Conference will start at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 5th and will be at the entrance to the Metro Park Administration Building.



The new multi-recreational path in Joe Creason park