Over the past 20 years, WRT has developed an impressive portfolio of open space planning and park design projects in Louisville, Kentucky—“The City of Parks”. The success of these projects has grown out of our philosophy of engaging the client as a full project partner, and thinking “out of the box” to transform their vision into built realities that positively impact
the community today and for future generations.
Starting in 1993 with the Louisville/Jefferson Co. Parks & Open Space Master Plan, and subsequent master plans for the Ohio River Corridor, Falls of the Ohio River Greenway, and Olmsted Parkways Multi-Use Trail, WRT has brought a comprehensive, sustainable regional planning vision which has been
implemented through built work such as the Louisville Riverwalk and the three St. Matthews Parks—Brown Park, Community Center Park, and Beargrass Park.
WRT’s design work has converged in the Parklands of Floyds Fork. This 4,000-acre, 10-mile long series of regional and neighborhood parks offers a variety of active and passive recreation opportunities while providing for natural and cultural resource preservation. This includes the implementation of 18 miles of the planned 100 mile Louisville Loop multi-use trail first proposed by WRT. We will continue to build on the successes of these projects to help shape the future of Louisville.