Friends of the Waterfront are ambassadors of the park. Our ultimate goal is to ensure our community’s continued use and appreciation of the river.

We engage enthusiastic supporters through a variety of programs, events, education, fundraising, and marketing efforts. With a vibrant and active membership, we work hard to educate others about the significance of the river and our waterfront. We work closely with the Waterfront Park Board to form meaningful partnerships with other community groups in the city.

We also support the park’s main events, including Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park Fourth of July, and the Hot Brown Showdown, through our fundraising efforts.


A volunteer-driven organization focused on supporting Louisville’s Waterfront Park through promotion, advocacy, and fundraising.


To ensure the community’s continued use, appreciation, and support of Louisville’s Waterfront Park.


Friends of the Waterfront began as the Marketing and Community Involvement Committee for Waterfront Park. In 1988, we founded Friends, and in 1991, we became a separate nonprofit organization. We continue to work closely with the Waterfront Park team to promote and grow our park.

Friends of the Waterfront Board

David Nichols, President
Cambium Marketing

Keturah Morrow, Vice President
Louisville Metro Government

Toree Parrish, Secretary
Norton Healthcare

Rebecca Fleischaker
Louisville Downtown Partnership

Brittney Gorter
Kentucky Science Center

Billy Hardison
Production Simple & Headliner’s Music Hall

Brian Meurer
Louisville Fire Department

Lynnelle Morgan
Louisville Tourism

Todd Read
SoIN Tourism

Evie Schuster
Bridgehaven Mental Health Services

Krystal Hardesty
ISCO Industries, Inc.

Liz Vail
Altawood Farm

Joshua Watkins
Louisville Metro Government

Friends of the Waterfront Advisory Board

Ken Bohnert, Counsel
Conliffe, Sandmann & Sullivan, PLLC

Logan Griggs
Engie Insight

Julie Roberts
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Charles Spivey
Louisville Public Media

Todd Toles
Scot Mailing and Shipping Systems, Inc.

Nicole Walton

Emily Clayton, Ex Officio
Waterfront Park


Please contact us if you want to learn more about Friends of the Waterfront at