metro parks http://wfpl.org en For Second Year, Louisville's Parks Rank Poorly on National List http://wfpl.org/post/second-year-louisvilles-parks-rank-poorly-national-list <p>Louisville is at the bottom of a list ranking American cities based on their parks for the second year in a row.</p><p>The city was ranked 49<sup>th</sup> out of 50 in this year’s <a href="http://parkscore.tpl.org/" target="_blank">ParkScore </a>ranking from the <a href="http://www.tpl.org/" target="_blank">Trust for Public Lands</a>. The ranking pits the nation’s 50 biggest cities against each other, using metrics like per capita park spending, park size and park access.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:01:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 5643 at http://wfpl.org For Second Year, Louisville's Parks Rank Poorly on National List City Departments Hope Gun Owners Will Use Common Sense http://wfpl.org/post/city-departments-hope-gun-owners-will-use-common-sense <p>Louisville Metro Government departments are urging gun owners to use common sense now that firearms are allowed in city-owned buildings.</p><p> The General Assembly passed a state law forbidding cities from enacting stricter gun laws than the state in 2012, and the <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/fischer-backs-president-obamas-gun-control-measures-state-law-hampers-city-efforts">Metro Council changed its definition of deadly weapons last week</a> as a result.</p><p>Under the new provisions taking effect this month, residents are allowed to openly carry a firearm in Metro facilities such as the mayor’s office and City Hall, as well as libraries, parks and the Louisville Zoo.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:29:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3669 at http://wfpl.org City Departments Hope Gun Owners Will Use Common Sense New Rankings Say Louisville's Parks System Needs Work http://wfpl.org/post/new-rankings-say-louisvilles-parks-system-needs-work <p>Louisville has scored near the bottom on <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.wfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Copy-of-ParkScore-Scoring-Chart.xls" target="_blank">a new ranking of park systems</a> in the nation&rsquo;s 40 largest cities. <a data-mce-="" href="http://parkscore.tpl.org/city.php?city=Louisville" target="_blank">The city came in 38th.</a></p> Wed, 23 May 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 419 at http://wfpl.org Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal http://wfpl.org/post/eastern-parkway-close-tree-removal <p>&nbsp;</p><div>A two-block stretch of Eastern Parkway will be closed for several hours over the next few days.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Louisville Metro Parks crews are removing four pin oak trees that are reportedly diseased and damaged. The department will close Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Quadrant avenues from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Thursday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Traffic will be detoured one block north, to Edenside Avenue.</div> Mon, 07 May 2012 21:37:40 +0000 Gabe Bullard 156 at http://wfpl.org Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal