Louisville Metro Parks

Local News
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free

Today is the last day to complete a survey to gather community input on smoking in city playgrounds.

Signs reading “Children at Play – Thank You For Not Smoking” were installed in the playgrounds of Cherokee, Iroquois and Shawnee Park last year.         

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.

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Local News
6:08 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Louisville Metro Parks Staff Spend Friday Investigating Russell Lee Park After 2 Rescued From Hole

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.

Emergency crews needed about an hour Thursday night to rescue the 2-year-old and the adult. 

The hole was about 15-feet deep, three-feet wide and lined with brick, said Marty Storch, assistant director of Metro Parks. 

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