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.
- Louisville Loop Master Plan (PDF 8.4 MB)
- The Bike Master Plan sets forward our vision and goals, provides an overview of existing conditions, explains the planning process that was undertaken to complete the Master Plan, recommends new bicycle projects and programs, establishes performance measures and sets forward a plan for implementation through the year 2030.
- The draft Pedestrian Master Plan report is ready for public review! The draft report sets forward the vision and goals of the Plan, provides an overview of existing conditions, explains the planning process that was undertaken to complete the Master Plan, recommends new pedestrian projects and programs, establishes performance measures and sets forward a plan for implementation through the year 2030.
- *Read the Louisville Loop Strategic Plan! (PDF 9.58 MB)
- Louisville Loop Design Guidelines (PDF 49.63 MB)
- Wayfinding Master Plan (PDF 44.76 MB)
- Our Livability Plan provides recommendations on how to reduce barriers in Shawnee and Portland neighborhoods to residents being able to make healthier choices; barriers such as inadequate lighting, speeding traffic, and inadequate or poorly maintained sidewalks.
- Middletown Eastwood Trail Study (M.E.T.)
- Southwest Greenways Master Plan
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Riverwalk Study & Maps