Department of Parks
E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park Will Host Kite Month Kickoff March 28
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The sky above E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park will be filled with colorful kites on Saturday, March 28, 2009 as the park greets the arrival of spring by hosting National Kite Month Kickoff from noon to 3 p.m.
The sky is the limit as we celebrate National Kite Month with displays, contests, and kite crafts. Enter contests to win youngest flyer, oldest flyer, most unique, longest tail and many more. Or just simply enjoy the sights as the professionals show off their stuff.
The event is free to all participants, who will meet on Field #1. The best parking will be in the main lot next to the Recreation Building.
For more information contact Laura Rissler at 502-429-7270 or email 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. In May 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 Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov