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*NOTE - MEETING DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED * Metro Parks hosting meeting on Louisville Loop Signage System

Wednesday January 19, 2011

*NOTE* Due to a scheduling conflict, the date of this meeting has been changed. The meeting was originally scheduled for Jan. 27.

Runners, cyclists and exercise enthusiasts are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to discuss the development of a sign and wayfinding master plan for the Louisville Loop, an approximate 100-mile shared-use path encircling the city of Louisville.

Metro Parks’ staff is developing a plan to help improve access, safety, education and the overall experience for the 23 miles of existing Loop that includes the Riverwalk and Levee Trail, stretching west and south from Waterfront Park to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Officials are in the process of determining the location of six trailheads and various access points to the Loop within this section and are looking for public input.

The Loop, a key component 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.

Future segments will include:

· a southern route from the Riverwalk and Ohio River Levee Trail extending east through Jefferson Memorial Forest and McNeely Lake Park to Bardstown Road;

· the Floyds Fork Greenway, from Bardstown Road to Shelbyville Road, passing through new parks being developed by 21st Century Parks;

· a northeast route, from Shelbyville Road to River Road;

· a route along the Ohio River corridor, leading from the northeast suburbs to Waterfront Park;

· paths along the Olmsted Parkways.


Citizens can sign up for e-mail updates about the Louisville Loop by visiting http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/cityofparks/metro_loop_trail.htm

Directions to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing:
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 1/8 mile.

On TARC, take the #18 to Bethany Lane and Dixie Hwy. Walk approximately 1.5 miles west on Bethany Lane to Lower River Road; turn south to Moorman Road; walk west to the end of Moorman Road and Farnsley-Moremen.

About Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing:
Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the Farnsley-Moremen House is the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic site in Louisville, Kentucky, called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Built circa 1837, the house stands as a testament to the important role agriculture along the river played in the development of our country. The historic site is operated by Metro Parks, with support from a non-profit board, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc. A modern Visitors Center houses an auditorium, museum exhibits and a museum store. The address is 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, Ky. 40272. For additional information, visit http://www.riverside-landing.org/visit.asp.

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