At a Glance

The Southwest Greenways Project will connect over 7,600 acres of publicly owned land with the surrounding communities.

Project Description

In spite of its rich cultural history and intriguing natural features, Southwest Louisville currently lacks readily-available means for the community to access and interact with the natural environment in a way that does not depend on the automobile.

The goal of the Southwest Greenways Project is to encourage people to improve their fitness and health and make them more aware of the region’s resources by creating a system of greenways. Biohabitats, as part of a multidisciplinary team, is providing an ecological foundation for the planning and design of this greenway system. This includes researching existing ecological studies, identifying and filling critical data gaps, and helping to develop greenway alternatives that not only protect the existing ecological communities but also restore degraded areas to their full ecological potential.



Ohio River

Physiographic Province

Interior Plateau


Silver-Little Kentucky and Salt

Expertise Areas



Louisville Metroparks


Louisville Metropolitan Area, Kentucky, United States

Project Team
  • Gresham, Smith and Partners