By WALTER MUNDAY
Community Outreach Supervisor
An event Saturday affords Metro Parks an opportunity to update and connect you to one of the most innovative parks initiatives in the country.
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Louisville continues the fight to reduce childhood obesity, increase citizens’ access to healthier foods and get citizens active. Louisville will focus on seven initiatives. Metro Parks is heavily involved in two of those:
- Increase access to Louisville Metro Parks and Louisville Loop using public transit
- Enhance infrastructure to support bicycling and walking
The event will take place at Lannan Park (in the Portland Neighborhood) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the first of several public events in which we’ll highlight the Loop and the opportunities it offers for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
To make this event a success, we need your help. We recognize the importance of Neighborhood Associations and other neighborhood-based organizations, and hope that you will join us through your participation and promotion of this and other loop-related events.
The event will take place on the east end of Lannan Park. Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz, TARC Executive Director Barry Barker and Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Matt Zahn will be in attendance and will speak at a press conference at 11 a.m.
TARC has become a great partner in promoting the Louisville Loop, and they will be showing off a couple of buses specifically dedicated to connecting people to it.
The event also gives us a chance to unveil the new Louisville Loop website, which includes video, a blog, a Louisville Loop store and lots of fun stuff.
Come and join us Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.!