Louisville Metro Parks http://wfpl.org en Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free http://wfpl.org/post/public-input-sought-making-louisville-playgrounds-smoke-free <p>Today is the last day to <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPVT26G">complete a survey</a> to gather community input on smoking in city playgrounds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Signs reading “Children at Play – Thank You For Not Smoking” were installed in the playgrounds of Cherokee, Iroquois and Shawnee Park last year. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Health department spokesperson Kathy Harrison says that led to a reduction in the number of cigarette butts found in the area, but Louisville needs a smoke-free policy for its public parks.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Colleen O'Leary 8998 at http://wfpl.org Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free Louisville Metro Parks Staff Spend Friday Investigating Russell Lee Park After 2 Rescued From Hole http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-parks-staff-spend-friday-investigating-russell-lee-park-after-2-rescued-hole <p>Louisville Metro Parks crews and others spent Friday probing Russell Lee Park in West Louisville after a toddler and adult were rescued from a hole there the night before.</p><p>Emergency crews needed about an hour Thursday night to rescue the 2-year-old and the adult.&nbsp;</p><p>The hole was about 15-feet deep, three-feet wide and lined with brick,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">said Marty&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Storch</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, assistant director of Metro Parks.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:08:39 +0000 Joseph Lord 6835 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Parks Staff Spend Friday Investigating Russell Lee Park After 2 Rescued From Hole