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BALLARD PARK INITIATIVE

 

ABOUT BALLARD PARK

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Ballard Park was acquired in 1919. At less than an acre large (.95 acres), the park offers amenities such as three basketball courts and kids playground. The park, unfortunately, hasn’t received any capital improvements in more than 2 decades.

Ballard Park is our #1 priority park (and marked as a top ten priority park in our 15 year Parks For All plan)

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HOW THE PARK BECAME OUR #1 PRIORITY

To determine the highest needs communities, Parks For All collected data on population density, historic inequities, environmental injustices, and health and wellness. By correlating the extensive data, our experts created a community need score and mapped the locations shown on this map, from the highest to the lowest need areas.

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Smoketown Anti-Violence Coalition Partnership

A Smoketown Anti-violence Coalition has been formed following a deadly shooting in Ballard Park, meeting once a month at Meyzeek Middle School. The priorities for the coalition are improving Ballard Park and Smoketown's need for a community center. Youthbuild is building the community center, and PAL will be renovating the park. In addition to renovations, there are plans for a Dejuan Coward memorial within the park

To date, we’ve raised $1M+ toward our Ballard Park project! Through grants, councilmembers, individuals, and reallocations of funds.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH
BallardPark Community Engagement

Ballard Park Engagement

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

We hope to break ground early 2025, but the timeline for construction will be dependent upon fundraising of our $1.3M goal.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOGRAPHICS

Our mission is to dedicate more financial resources to deliver fundamental park and recreation services to underserved neighborhoods to drive equitable investment and elevate the well-being of our community.

218 or 23%

Households with no access to a vehicle

$40,268

Median household income (in 2020 dollars) of residents

492 RESIDENTS OR 45%

Number of multi-family housing units in area

420 RESIDENTS OR 44%

With either no internet access, or cell phone only internet

154 RESIDENTS OR 30%

Families that are below the federal poverty line

330 RESIDENTS OR 35%

Households receiving SNAP or PA benefits

WHERE IS BALLARD PARK?

525 E Caldwell St, Louisville, KY 40203

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“Because when my kids, when your kids, our grandkids, cousins, our little people visit Victory Park in the California neighborhood, don’t they deserve the best?”
JECOREY ARTHUR
Represents Louisville’s 4th district on the Metro Council.
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