Department of Parks
Learn Birdhouse Building Basics at Sawyer State Park Jan. 17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Create your own backyard habitat for your feathered friends at a program Saturday Jan. 17, 2009 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
The Birdhouse Basics program, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will provide a great way to get out of the cold while still enjoying nature.
Meet in the park’s gymnasium as park staff provides all the materials and useful information on how to build a birdhouse to attract feathered tenants. All ages are welcome. Troop groups please call ahead to insure supplies. The program costs $5 per person. For more information contact Laura Rissler at 502-429-7270 or e-mail questions to email@example.com.
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 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. E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park has hiking and fitness trails, an outdoor pool, indoor gym, lacrosse and soccer fields, softball fields, archery range, and BMX track.
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.