Department of Parks
E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer to Host Kids' Theatre Workshop
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – This holiday season let your little star shine as E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park hosts Taking Center Stage, a one-day theatre training workshop brought to you by Extreme Kids Theatre.
The workshop on Saturday Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will provide an opportunity for youngsters to try something new, have fun with the arts or give them the edge on their performance. Professional trainers will instruct them in acting, singing and dancing throughout the workshop. The workshop is geared for ages 8-12, and all skill levels are welcome.
Before and after care will be available upon request. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to get in some last minute shopping. Participants should bring a sack lunch. The event costs $60, and registration is required.
For more information, please contact Laura Rissler at 502-429-7270.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park is a 570-acre day use park located in northeastern Jefferson County just off the Gene Snyder Freeway. The park has hiking and fitness trails, an outdoor pool, indoor gym, lacrosse and soccer fields, softball fields, archery range, and BMX track.
The park was once a farm worked by the former, much larger Central State Hospital. Many remnants, such as barns and cemeteries, still remain on park property. Governor Louie B. Nunn dedicated the park in the fall of 1971. By May of 1975, the park recreation building and pool were officially opened.
To visit E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, take the Gene Snyder Freeway (Interstate 265) to Exit 32. Go west on Westport Road to Freys Hill Road. Take Freys Hill Road into the park.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.