Louisville, Kentucky – Waterfront Park is joining Brightside and Passport Health Plan to organize a community cleanup of the Waterfront Park Phase IV site on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. A cookout at noon will follow the cleanup, courtesy of Mercer Transportation. Those interested in participating can sign up by emailing their name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will meet in the parking lot at 10th and Rowan at 10:00 a.m. to receive trash bags and gloves for the cleanup. Those who show up without registering are welcome, but an email will help us plan better for the event.
This cleanup will kick off the first stage of activation of Waterfront Park Phase IV, helping to prepare the site for the installment of temporary seating, swings, lighting, landscaping, and signage. These site improvements will begin later this fall, and are intended to activate the site and make it usable during fundraising and design development. The public will be able to enjoy portions of Phase IV’s stunning views of both downtown and the Ohio River.
While MSD’s tunnel project will occupy the majority of the site through 2020, the area immediately along the river is available for park development as soon as funding is raised. The first phases will include the observation pier and railyard plaza, experiential play area, activity lawns and flexible event space.
The Phase IV Cleanup is part of Brightside and Passport Health Plan’s Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville. Brightside will provide free supplies and coordinate trash collection with their partners at Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management. The Community Cleanup is sponsored by Passport Heath Plan.