Department of Parks
Sample Produce from E.P. Sawyer Gardeners as They Celebrate First Year's Harvest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park will provide a showcase for the gardeners at the park’s community gardens to show off their successful first year of gardening on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 from 10AM to 2PM.
This Harvest Sampler event will be a chance for these gardeners to present what they have grown and share ideas with prospective gardeners. There will be booths set up near the gardens with various gardening information ranging from heirloom vegetables to composting.
Visitors can join the Sawyer gardeners and park staff as they celebrate the harvest. The Harvest Sampler is free to the public. The booths will be set up between 10AM and 2PM on Saturday, Oct. 4. For more information, please call 502-429-7270 or 502-429-3280.
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. By May of 1975, the park recreation building and pool were officially opened. 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 53 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.