Department of Parks
Storytelling and Tomatoes Will Be Subject of Two Tom Sawyer Events
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park will host an evening of storytelling and s’mores on Saturday July 25 and an heirloom tomato festival on Saturday Aug. 8.
You’re invited to bring the family and join in an evening of stories, music and s’mores starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday July 25. To be held at the Picnic Grove across from the Archery Range, there will be a bonfire, entertainment, and s'mores snacks for the entire family. Be sure to bring your own instrument to join in the jamboree. The fee is $5.00 per family (for up to a family of 6).
Then on Saturday Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the park will stage an heirloom tomato festival providing an opportunity to taste and discuss 12 heirloom tomatoes. Amy Serafin of Birdsfoot Farm and the Sawyer State Park staff will lead the event. Serafin owns Birdsfoot Farm where she grows tomatoes and other vegetables naturally.
Whether you want to preview heirloom tomato varieties for next year’s garden or just get a handle on the many flavor nuances of tomatoes, join us for this event. The event costs $10 per person and will be held at the park administration building. Call the recreation office at 502-429-7270 for more information and reservations.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer is a 580 acre park that serves as the only state park within Jefferson County. The park encompasses both active and passive recreation and leisure pursuits. Recreational facilities include an Olympic size outdoor pool, 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 some of the finest natural settings in the Metro area with the Goose Creek nature trail, large meadow and forested green space. The park also has three picnic shelters for family, corporate, and civic celebrations.
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 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.