Jefferson Memorial Forest (JMF) is an urban greenspace just 15 miles from downtown in Southwest Louisville. It encompasses over 6,700 acres, and is the base for environmental education, experiential education, and outdoor recreation activities for Metro Parks and Recreation.
We have several program opportunities to inspire learners of all ages. JMF offers Public Programs such as orienteering, archery, survival skills, canoeing, and more. We have week long summer day camps for youth beginning at age 7 with a variety of camp themes to spark curiosity and encourage a life-long love of nature. Our on staff naturalists also offer a variety of outdoor immersive field trip experiences that meet Kentucky Academic and Science standards. Click below to discover more about our available programming.