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Metro Parks properties continuing to recover from storm

Wednesday September 24, 2008

Louisville's parks, golf courses and community centers are among Metro Parks properties that are continuing to recover from the September 14 wind storm.

The storm, which brought 75-mile-an hour wind gusts to the city, knocked out power and caused widespread damage. However, power has been restored to the 17 Metro Parks community centers; nine golf course clubhouses; Historic Locust Grove and Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen-Landing, the two historic properties operated by Metro Parks; the Louisville Tennis Center, and the campgrounds and facilities at both Otter Creek Park and the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Although the parks themselves are again open to the public, those using them for recreational purposes are urged to be aware that fallen tree limbs and other debris may remain, and that Metro Parks crews will still be working to clear them for the forseeable future.

Six Metro Parks have been designated as drop-off sites for residential storm debris -- Cox, Highview, McNeely Lake, Shawnee, Sun Valley and Vettiner.  [details and map]