A close-up look at Brood X.
One of our favorite volunteers, Jo Shipley, has put netting around the trees to protect them from the coming cicada invasion. They look a little spooky!
We gathered wood chips donated by Limbwalker tree service yesterday, then distributed them throughout the park to make it look spiffy. Our cleanup event was part of the Mayor’s Give A Day 2021. See you next year!
Because of a change in the weather forecast, we’ve moved our date to Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It’s still part of the Mayor’s Give A Day 2021. Beechwood Park is on Beechwood Avenue between Baxter and Bardstown Road adjacent to Mid-City Mall. We’ll provide gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, and cleanup equipment. Come out and enjoy one of Louisville’s newest parks!
We have a chance to be a part of the Louisville’s annual day of giving — an opportunity to unite our city around causes in which we truly believe, and help nonprofits connect to the larger community.
We need your help! Please join our campaign and donate to Beechwood Park. We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.
Get ready to give! Starting at 12 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, visit our page at Give for Good Louisville and make a donation to us (plus any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in the community). You will have just 24 hours to make your donation.
Thank you, so much, for your support!
The 550-student Highlands public school one block away plans to use the park in two ways:
- An outdoor classroom for an interactive learning experience. With seating and an open central area, this space is designed to be a flexible area for education, events, and formal gathering within the core of the park.
- Nature play area, incorporating elements of playgrounds and nature into a universal accessible space for children and adults to interact with nature. This area is designed for creativity and imagination.
The park would complement the hardscape play area now used by students on the school’s campus, just steps away on Lucia Street.
Please consider a donation to the Friends of Beechwood Park during Give for Good Louisville. It starts at midnight!