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Projects & Planning

The Loop is one of the most exciting elements of the City of Parks initiative. In addition to connecting Louisville’s diverse parks and neighborhoods, this path includes planned connections to Southern Indiana and surrounding Kentucky counties, offering significant new opportunities for recreation and alternative transportation.

  • For design standards along the Louisville Loop, please click (warning, large PDF document) here.


Planning Competed For:

  • Ohio River Levee Trial Extension
  • Floyds Fork Section

Planning in Progress For:

  • Pond Creek/ Jefferson Memorial Forest
  • Fairdale to Floyds Fork
  • Northwestern Parkway
  • McNeely Lake Park
  • Shawnee Golf Course portion of River Walk
  • River Road Corridor from East End Bridge to Zorn 


Components of the Louisville Loop trail: 

  • Southwest Loop Corridor, from Bardstown Road to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, passing through McNeely Lake Park and Jefferson Memorial Forest (planning nearly complete)
    * For a map of the proposed Pond Creek corridor click here.
  • River Road corridor, from downtown into the eastern suburbs 
  • Northeast Loop Corridor, from northern end of River Road to Miles Park on Shelbyville Road (planning nearly complete)
  • Olmsted Parkways Multi-Use Paths, a 10-mile path system is planned along the historic Olmsted Parkway system (planning complete)
  • The Park Lands of Floyds Fork, from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road The 
  • Southwest Greenways will be a system of shared-use paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and soft-surface trails that will connect neighborhoods with business districts, community centers, historic and cultural sites, and parks.