Dove Point Residents Assoc.

The Parklands April 2022

 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
April 4-8
Spring Break Hiking Day Camps
April 5
The Parklands Walking Club - Valley of the Giants Trail
Weekly Starting April 7
Storytime in the Storybook Forest
Weekly Resuming
April 13
Wednesday Wonders*
April 15-17
Spring StoryWalk
April 16
Creature Feature: Guardians of the Galaxy
April 20
New Volunteer Orientation
April 22
Earth Day Trivia
April 30
Fishing Workshop
More details below
 
5K Early Bird Discount Ends Tonight!
Run, don't walk - or maybe walk fast - to take advantage of The Parklands 5K early bird discount! Price increases at 11:59 p.m. tonight! The 4th Annual Parklands 5K Walk & Run, presented by Enchanting Adventure Travels, takes place on June 4, 2022, and raises funds for the annual operations and maintenance of our nearly 4,000-acre, visitor-supported park system. The Parklands does not receive tax dollars for annual operations, so support from the community is critical to annual operations. The Parklands is open 365 days a year with zero entry fee. It features over 60 miles of trails for hiking and biking—including a mountain bike park and a 19-mile, ADA-certified, multi-use paved trail that spans the length of the park—and 22 miles of paddling trail along Floyds Fork. Thanks to community support, a safe, clean, fun and beautiful experience is provided during millions of visits to The Parklands every year. In addition to supporting the parks you know and love, each participant will receive a race medal and our 2022 t-shirt featuring new artwork for our 4th Annual 5K!
 
NEWS
 
 
Camp Registration
 
Registration is now open for 2022 Spring Break and Summer Camps! During camps at The Parklands, kids in grades K-6 participate in hands-on science investigations outdoors and in the classrooms at PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park. Parklands Members receive a discounted price on camps. Many of our K-3 sessions are now sold out, but there is limited space available in our 4-6 grade sessions, as well as our new summer Advanced Hiking Camp for students in 7th-10th grades. Click the button below to learn more and register.
 
 
Storytime & StoryWalk
 
The Parklands education team is launching a new weekly program this spring! Beginning Thursday, April 7, 2022, children and their parent or guardian are invited to get lost in a story with us every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the enchanting Storybook Forest in Beckley Creek Park! Each week will feature a different book chosen by a local librarian. The sounds and smells of the forest will bring the stories to life!
April also brings the return of StoryWalk April 15-17 on the Egg Lawn Signature Trail in Beckley Creek Park. Our featured book for the April Spring StoryWalk® is “Over and Under the Pond” by Kate Messner. Click the button below to learn more about these and other upcoming events.
 
 
Earth Day Trivia Night
 
Join us for a night of trivia, food, and drink on Earth Day - April 22, 2022, at the Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park. Gather your best nature trivia team to compete for prizes while enjoying beer from Ten20 Craft Brewery and food from local food trucks! Ten20 will donate $1/Woodland Gardens IPA sold during the event to The Parklands! Special thanks to our partner Ten20 Craft Brewery for making this event possible!
 
 
BLOG
 
 
Beaver Sighting!
There are many benefits to working in the education department at The Parklands. One is that we get to introduce kids and families to the natural world every day. Another is that we get to spend lots of time in the parks, which means more chances to see wildlife!
 
Spring Ephemerals
If you are a native plant lover, now is the time to head into the forest in search of spring ephemerals. These shy beauties have a very strange life cycle that helps them get the nutrients and sunshine they need on the competitive forest floor. 
 
VIDEOS
 
Park Roots: Salamander Spring
 
Park Roots: Salamander Spring
The earliest signs of spring can be heard in the chorus of spring peepers, but another amphibian resident of The Parklands is on the move as well! Salamanders awaken from their winter slumber in early March and migrate to vernal pool breeding grounds in upland forests.
Wednesday Wonders - Animals That Fool You
 
Wednesday Wonders - Animals That Fool You
Since it's almost April Fool's Day, we're wondering about animals that can fool us! Learn more about these creative creatures from Education Specialist Erin Kinnetz in this previously recorded virtual Wednesday Wonders! Catch a special April Fool's craft at the end of the video!
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
NOTICE: The Parklands and its partners are closely monitoring developments around COVID-19. As the situation evolves there may be alterations to upcoming events. For the latest information, please visit www.theparklands.org/events and the respective partner's official event page.
 
Spring Break Hiking Camp*
 
April 4-8, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Drop off is from 8:30-9 a.m. and pick up is from 4-4:30 p.m.
PNC Achievement Center, Beckley Creek Park
Lace up your hiking boots and grab your backpack for a week of fun and adventure at The Parklands of Floyds Fork! Each day campers will explore a new trail in Beckley Creek Park while investigating the flora and fauna that call the park home. Eagles, deer, raccoons, and fish are just some of the wildlife we hope to encounter while exploring the park. This week promises to be full of adventure as we romp and tromp all over the Beckley Creek map!
Beginner hikers cover 2-3 miles per day. (Recommended for grades K-3)
Experienced hikers cover 4-5 miles per day. (Recommended for grades 4-6)
Pricing: $45/day for Parklands Members; $50/day for non-members
*Parklands Members can use their Member number when checking out to receive $5 off per day. Learn more about donating to become a Parklands Member at www.theparklands.org/donate.
 
The Parklands Walking Club
 
April 5, 2022
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Meet at Distillery Bend Parking Lot, Beckley Creek Park
This monthly morning walking club will meet and trek all over The Parklands exploring our 60+ miles of trails and nearly 4,000 acres. Each month will feature a new trail. Bring your personal travel mug and fill up on coffee or tea before the hike and we will enjoy a leisurely stroll. This ranger led hike will walk at a relaxed pace to encourage conversation while sipping our morning coffee. Bring a friend or come solo and join The Parklands community!
April 5 – Valley of the Giants Trail
Dirt Surface, 1.3 miles round-trip
Meet at Distillery Bend Parking Lot, Beckley Creek Park
Hikes meet at designated location at 8:30 a.m. One of our Interpretive Rangers will be waiting with coffee, and hikes begin at 8:45 a.m.
Event is open to all and registration is not required.
 
Wednesday Wonders & Wee Wednesday Wonders*
 
Wednesday Wonders are interactive programs designed to spark the curiosity of young children. Each week, we'll explore a new science wonder with a story, craft, hike, or related science experiment. Wednesday Wonders is an all outdoor program. Masks are not required outdoors. In the event of severe weather, the program will be moved indoors at the respective location.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Ben Stout House in Turkey Run Park
2:30-3:30 p.m. at PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park
This month we wonder:
April 6 - ... NO WEDNESDAY WONDERS - Spring Break
April 13 - ... what is the difference between bats and birds?
April 20 - ... why do plants make flowers?
April 27 - ... about ants
*This weekly program is FREE to Parklands Members and $5 per child for non-members. See details and register at www.theparklands.org/events.
 
Storytime in Storybook Forest
 
April 7, 14, 21, 28
Every Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
Meet at Marshall Playground, Beckley Creek Park
Beginning Thursday, April 7, 2022, get lost in a story with us every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the enchanting Storybook Forest! In this family-style program, children and their parent or guardian will join us for a short 5-minute hike on the Osage Orange trail to the Storybook Forest where they will settle in for a book read by one of our Interpretive Rangers. Each week will feature a different book chosen by a local librarian while the sounds and smells of the forest will bring the stories to life!
The Osage Orange trail is a 0.25-mile, easy trail located directly behind the Marshall Playground. The Storybook Forest has stumps and natural benches for sitting. If weather does not permit us to be outside, Storytime will be held inside the PNC Achievement Center across from the playground. This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.
 
Creature Feature: Guardians of the Galaxy
Presented by Legend at Pope Lick Park
 
April 16, 2022
8 p.m.
John Floyd Fields, Pope Lick Park
Come out for Creature Feature FREE outdoor movie night at Pope Lick Park, presented by Legend at Pope Lick!
SHOWING: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The movie will be shown on 40 FOOT MOVIE SCREEN. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs out for a fun, FREE night under the stars! This FREE event is made possible by your support of the vendors and concessions. Joining this event are West Sixth Brewing and Kona Ice. The Legend Cafe will be open! The Cafe will be serving hot dogs & veggie dogs, bratwurst, pulled pork, pretzels, mini donuts, candy, ice cold drinks and more. The Legend Cafe features unique gifts and items found nowhere else! All concession and gift sales help to support this FREE event.
In the event of severe weather, this event may be canceled. Click the button below to view the latest updates on the event's Facebook page.
 
Parklands Volunteer Orientation
 
April 20, 2022
5:30 - 7 p.m.
PNC Achievement Center, Beckley Creek Park
Do you love The Parklands and want to give back? Join us as a volunteer! Parklands volunteers work across departments and help with every facet of park operation from invasive species removal to assisting with summer camp programs. To become a Parklands Volunteer, join us for new volunteer orientation at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the PNC Achievement Center.
 
Earth Day Trivia
 
April 22, 2022
5 - 9 p.m.
Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion, Broad Run Park
Celebrate Earth Day with The Parklands by showing off your nature knowledge and enjoying an evening in the park! Join us for a night of trivia, food, and drink. Gather your best nature trivia team to compete for Parklands prizes all while enjoying beer from Ten20 Craft Brewery and food from local food trucks!
Food and beer will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. with trivia starting at 6 p.m. There is no cost to participate in trivia, but teams must register with Parklands staff upon arrival. Teams must be finalized and registered by 5:45 p.m. Teams should consist of 2-6 people.
Show your support for The Parklands by ordering a Woodland Gardens IPA during the event. Ten20 will donate $1/Woodland Gardens IPA sold during the event to The Parklands! Special thanks to our partner Ten20 Craft Brewery for making this event possible!
 
Fishing Workshop: What lives in Floyds Fork anyways?
 
April 30, 2022
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Creekside Center, Beckley Creek Park
What lives in Floyds Fork anyways? Floyds Fork is a thriving urban stream providing habitat for more than 40 species of fish in addition to freshwater mussels, turtles, crayfish, birds, mammals, and aquatic macroinvertebrates. Join The Parklands Education Team, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Derby City Fly Fishers for a day of fishing and fun as we learn new fishing skills while exploring what lives in Floyds Fork.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Seine Net Fishing with The Parklands Education Team Hikes to creek depart hourly from PNC Achievement Center
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fly Fishing Demos & Instruction with Derby City Fly Fishers at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC Pavilion
9 a.m. Fishing 101 with Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources at PNC Achievement Center
All activities are free and open to all. All fly fishing and Fishing 101 participants 16 and over must have a valid fishing license. Space is limited for Fishing 101 and registration is required. Click the button below for more details about each activity.
 
 
Donate to Become A Member
 
The Parklands of Floyds Fork relies on donations, not tax dollars, to operate this visitor-supported public park. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable and enjoyable for people of all ages. When you donate, you become a Parklands Member, and you are contributing to an annual fund that provides the community with free access to nearly 4,000 acres of parkland preserved and maintained for current and future generations.
 
 
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