Louisville, KY., – Every year, Independence Day brings hundreds of visitors to the parks – and with that heavy traffic comes a lot of extra litter. On July 5-6, Louisville Parks and Recreation will host the first-ever “Pick-up the Parks” Days. The event will function as a do-it yourself volunteer project for individuals, families, neighborhood groups and organizations. Louisville Parks and Recreation encourages anyone and everyone to stop by their neighborhood park or one of the suggested parks to check for litter.
Any litter collected can be left in a tied off bag next to any trashcan in the park.
Need gloves or trash bags? Those cleaning up the parks can pick up supplies from any of these locations during operating hours starting June 24th:
Joe Creason Park, Main Park Office, 1297 Trevilian Way, 40213
Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue, 40218
Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th Street, 40212
Berrytown Community Center,1300 Heafer Road, 40223
For large groups, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Flarsheim at call (502) 574-7275 ahead of the clean-up to ensure there are enough supplies.
Recommended parks for clean-ups. Parks has identified high-traffic parks that might need a little bit of extra attention after the holiday. Those parks are listed below, but those wanting to chip in can clean up any park in the city.
Win prizes! Share your #LitterFreeLou photos! Be sure to post clean-up photos to social media using the hashtag #LitterFreeLou and tag @loukyparks. Those posting photos will be entered into the Park Prize Raffle. It’s that easy! Have Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Flarsheim. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (502) 574-7275.