March Madness Continues into April with a Local Team Competing in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

By Walter Munday Outreach Supervisor e-mail Walter Several years ago I had the opportunity to attend my first wheelchair basketball game. I was on assignment taking pictures during a weekend tournament, and my son tagged along with me. Just as we strolled along between courts, two competing players crashed with one player/chair toppling over toContinue reading “March Madness Continues into April with a Local Team Competing in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament”

Beechmont Community Center Hires New Supervisor

By Walter Munday Parks Outreach Manager E-mail Walter A familiar face is the new Supervisor at Beechmont Community Center. Tonya Cowden, a former Recreation Assistant at the center since 2010, was recently hired to replace Kevin Kinney who was promoted to Recreation Manager. Cowden joined Louisville Parks and Recreation in 2008 following a nine yearContinue reading “Beechmont Community Center Hires New Supervisor”

Zach Newman – an “Extreme” star gets his start at local stake park

Zach (left) is pictured Louisville Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith, his wife Rachel, and his parents Kevin and Debi Newman. By Walter Munday Parks Outreach Manager E-mail Walter Last July, Frankfort native Zach Newman finished 4th in the BMX Vert Competition at the World X Games in Minneapolis, MN.  Zach, the top USA finisher, placed behind AustralianContinue reading “Zach Newman – an “Extreme” star gets his start at local stake park”

From New Mexico to Louisville – meet Tim Fulton, new Operations Administrator

By Walter Munday Outreach Manager E-mail Walter  After more than 30 years on the job, Jackie Gardner retired earlier this year.  In search for her replacement, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation cast the nets far and wide as part of a national search, and Tim Fulton, from New Mexico was hired as the new OperationsContinue reading “From New Mexico to Louisville – meet Tim Fulton, new Operations Administrator”

Back to school kids! We had a great summer!

By Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation staff e-mail us We’ve had a great summer at Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation! Summer camps, outdoor programs, evening movie nights and events at our two historic homes … it’s been jampacked with lots of fun. We hope you enjoy the photo document below that we put together toContinue reading “Back to school kids! We had a great summer!”

South Louisville sewing club opens hearts to support cancer patients

By Walter Munday Outreach Manager E-mail Walter Recently, I had the opportunity to read an article by Caring.com Senior Editor Melanie Haiken, which focused on how to support a cancer treatment patient battling hair loss. Haiken writes, “In the face of a life-threatening illness and treatment that’s sometimes as painful as the illness itself, hairContinue reading “South Louisville sewing club opens hearts to support cancer patients”

Golf: it’s never too late to learn

By Walter Munday Outreach Manager E-mail Walter As baby boomers move from careers to retirement, many find themselves searching for new interests; new passions to idle their time. After spending forty or fifty years punching a clock – or more – many retirees haven’t taken the time over the previous decade or two to nurtureContinue reading “Golf: it’s never too late to learn”

Happy Mother’s Day from Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation!

By Walter Munday Metro Parks and Recreation Outreach Manager E-mail Walter This Sunday is Mother’s Day; a special holiday honoring motherhood. Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and later became an official U.S. holiday six years later in 1914. On Mother’s Day, husbands and children often present their mothers, wives, grandmothers andContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day from Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation!”

Happy Derby Week! More on Louisville Parks’ connection to horses

By Walter Munday Outreach Manager E-mail Walter Kentucky loves its horses. It’s as ingrained to our culture as the potato is to the state of Idaho. As Louisville welcomes guests from all over the world to the running of the 143 Kentucky Derby, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation would like to shine a little light onContinue reading “Happy Derby Week! More on Louisville Parks’ connection to horses”

Celebrating trees: the legend of the Bald Cypress tree

NOTE: We’re celebrating trees in honor of Arbor Day during the month of April. This is the latest in an occasional series about Metro Parks and Recreation’s tree inventory.  By Walter Munday Outreach Manager E-mail Walter Another one of our favorite trees is the historic Bald Cypress tree in George Rogers Clark Park just offContinue reading “Celebrating trees: the legend of the Bald Cypress tree”