Department of Parks
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park Hosting Derby City Nationals BMX Event

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
Contact Information:  John David (USABMX)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park will be the site Aug. 29-31 for the Derby City Nationals, a BMX event that is expected to attract more than 1,000 riders.


The three days feature competitions for all age groups. Riders will be trying to earn enough points to qualify for the season-ending championship event in November in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


The Derby City event is open to the public. There is a $10 per car parking fee, or a $25 parking pass for all weekend.  


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E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park features an Olympic-size outdoor pool; fully functional gymnasium with basketball, badminton and pickleball courts; athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse and flag football; a three-field softball complex; tennis courts; archery range; radio controlled airfield; and BMX bicycle track. The park offers a nature trail and large meadow and forested green space. The Louisville Dog Run Association calls the park home with a fenced in six-acre track for dogs to enjoy. A large reception hall and conference room are available at the Sawyer Hayes Community Center. The park also has three picnic shelters. For more information, visit or call 502-429-3280.





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