Wilderness Louisville’s first capital campaign focuses on improving Jefferson Memorial Forest’s most visited destination, the Tom Wallace Recreation Area. The goal is to implement the recommendation of the 2009 Master Plan developed for Jefferson Memorial Forest. This area has been designated as the David L. Armstrong Improvement Project to create a safe, clean, environmentally sensitive, highly accessible, and fun space for all residents and visitors.
With some 6800 acres, Jefferson Memorial Forest is the Nation’s largest municipally-owned urban forest. The $6.5 million Improvement Project is the forest’s first major development since its formation in 1945 and creates natural lands for recreation offering full access and enjoyment to all, regardless of age or physical ability.
Further, the David L. Armstrong Improvement Project aligns with Mayor Greg Fischer‘s immediate strategic goals:
- Improving community health and wellness
- Improving educational attainment
- Advancing inclusion and diversity
- Expanding the availability of recreational opportunities for the 1.3 million residents of Metro Louisville
Learn more about this project with our viewbook.
How to Contribute
Wilderness Louisville invites your investment in creating a safe, clean, environmentally sustainable, fun space in the most visited area of Jefferson Memorial Forest, Tom Wallace Lake. Your gift of cash or stock will support honoring our veterans, while ensuring this legacy for generations to come. Contribute online or send a check, payable to Wilderness Louisville, Inc., to:
Treasurer, Wilderness Louisville
P.O. Box 456
Fairdale, KY 40118
Have questions about the capital campaign? Email Bennett Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org.