677 acres of green space opened to public in the Parklands of Floyds Fork

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by Claudia Coffey

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A major milestone occured Friday in the Parklands of Floyds Fork project. More than 677 acres of green space was officially opened to the public. It kicks off a weekend of events for the public to enjoy throughout the park system.

It's a park system that just keeps growing and today the public now has more than 600 acres to enjoy, for hiking, biking and fishing.

"It's great for kids to splash in when they are little. It's great fishing, great paddling. To date we've opened three paddling access points," says Dan Jones, Chairman and CEO 21st Century Parks.

This is the first of several openings this weekend for the Parklands of Floyds Fork, this opening includes the remainder of Beckley Creek and Pope Lick Parks.  All these repreent about $15 million in new public park development.

This marks the completion of the northern most parks in the 4 park system. Once it's all complete it will span Shelbyville Road to the North and Bardstown Road to the South.

This opening comes as ground was just broken on the final phase of overall project. Work has started on the ambitious $35,000,000 project that encompasses more than 2,400 acres in Southeastern Jefferson County near Seatonville Road along Floyds Fork.

"That’s about 12 more miles of parkland another 15 hundred acres . hat's under construction and will be open by 2015."Dan Jones/ Chairman and CEO 21st Century Parks

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