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The Jefferson Memorial Forest Tom Wallace Lake Recreation Area, comprises approximately 27 acres of Louisville’s Jefferson Memorial Forest, which holds the distinction of being the largest municipal urban forest in the United States. Luckett & Farley served as project manager, overseeing the development of a master plan for the Tom Wallace Lake Recreation Area. Additionally, Luckett & Farley provided Architectural, Engineering, and Landscape Architecture services as they related to the development of the master plan.

With a large lake being the main feature of the site, design details included accessible walkways to the lake frontage, a fishing pier, a natural play area, improved parking and circulation, new restroom buildings and picnic shelters, as well as connections to numerous trail systems. Stakeholder input was valued in the design process through an open public meeting in which a collaborative dialogue was created with the design team and the local community. The project also involved a technical feasibility study to analyze project phasing options, and associated estimates of probable cost. Luckett & Farley partnered with Human Nature for Landscape Architecture and Master Planning assistance.

    Project Details

    Louisville Metro Parks Design


    27 acres

    Services Provided
    Master Planning


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