2021 Grant Recipient

Park Alliance of Louisville

AWARD: $105,000


PROJECT: Maple Street Park Nature Playground and Outdoor Classroom

How this funding will impact this organization:  

The Maple Street Park Project fills a critical gap in access to outdoor space for 20 Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). The new JCPS elementary school adjoining the YMCA near Maple Street will be located on a constrained urban footprint. JCPS and the YMCA are committed park champions and anchor institutions, bolstering the project’s sustainability. LPF is raising funds, engaging residents in park design and investigating a new governance model through which LPF and community members operate the park.

The park, playground and classroom will feature fully-inclusive natural play structures, a wi-fi enabled classroom, plants, pathways and more.  

Wish List: 

  • Window air conditioner units
  • Basketballs
  • Acrylic paints
  • Outdoor pickleball nets and balls
  • Indoor archery net that will stay mounted on the wall
  • A freestanding volleyball net