Local News
8:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Parklands Project Steadily Moving Forward

The developers of a 4,000 acre public parks system along the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville say the project is on schedule for completion in 2015.

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is being opened in phases. Earlier this month, several amenities were made available to the public in Beckley Creek Park, one of four parks in the system. They include hiking and biking trails and a fishing pier.

Two indoor projects--an education center and a meeting facility---will be finished in February.

Spokesman Scott Martin says fundraising for the Parklands project is nearly complete.

"We’re at about $117 million raised thus far toward the $120 million goal. And that’s unique in the whole nation, to be at that point for fundraising for a local park project like this, and that’s one of the things we’re most excited about. So, everything looks like we’re on track to be open and operational complete with the 4,000 acres in 2015," he said.

The Parklands of Floyds Fork project is spearheaded by the family of Humana founder David Jones.