A message from our Executive Director, Deborah Bilitski:
February is a special time for us at Waterfront Park. Nine years ago, in February of 2013, the Big Four Bridge opened to the public, and it has since become one of the most popular and cherished spaces in our city. Acclaimed poet, artist and activist Hannah Drake recently authored an essay about the Big Four Bridge that was published in the Wildsam Kentucky Bourbon Country Travel Guide. It is a moving description of what the bridge means to her, personally, and how it has brought together our community, and we couldn’t be more honored to receive this recognition.
This month, we also pay tribute to the local artists whose works adorn our waterfront and tell untold stories of Black history and culture in America – Marvin Finn (Flock of Finns), Ed Hamilton (Lincoln Memorial; York) and William M. Duffy (Limestone Reconciliation Benches, part of the (Un)known Project by Hannah Drake and Josh Miller of IDEAS xLab). Each of these works will be featured throughout February on our social media, and we invite you to visit the waterfront to experience the stunning and provocative artistry for yourself.
We are thrilled to announce the return of Funk Fest, My Morning Jacket, and Louisville Visual Art’s summer camps to Waterfront Park this year. Read on to learn more about these and the many other exciting events and unique experiences planned for 2022. Each new month brings something new to our waterfront, become a member today to be sure not to miss special offers and presale codes for some of our most popular events. Visit our calendar of events often to stay up to date.
As always, we are grateful for the continued support of our members, which helps to keep Waterfront Park open and accessible to everyone through every season.