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This historic farm had been in the family since 1875 when it is was deeded to the Tylers as a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia.  This land is part of the 21st Century Parks plan to protect green space and parkland along Floyd's Fork from development.  The park provides passive recreation - hiking, nature study, picnicking and paddling - as the area protects 2200 linear feet of Floyds Fork creek.  Of the 282 acres, 200 acres of the park are forested and much of the forest is mature with several very large and old American Beech trees. A hiking trail system winds through this woodland, intersecting with the Louisville Loop at the bridge passing over Floyd's Fork. The forest canopy is dominated by Shumard's and chinquapin oak, white ash, sugar maple with some black cherry, hickory, American beech and hackberry.  Another section of forest that is not as mature is dominated by Shumard oak, black cherry, white ash and eastern red cedar with chinquapin oak, sugar maple, hickory and black locust as secondary species.  Along the creek the riparian forest is dominated by black walnut, box elder, silver maple and sycamore with green ash, hackberry and red maple present as well. There is a some old fields in both the lowlands and uplands that are reverting back to forest.  In the low lying areas, black walnut, green ash, red cedar, honey locust and osage orange are the primary species whereas in the upland areas red cedar dominates by some Shumard oak, black locust, persimmon and flowering dogwood are regenerating.  Approximately 28% of the land in the low lying areas that was previously cropped has been converted to native warm season grasses and pollinator plants.  More than 230 species of plants have been documented. 


Access:

 Foot traffic and biking only on the Louisville Loop trail.  From Louisville, take Taylorsville Road past the Gene Snyder Freeway, turn right onto South Pope Lick Road and follow to trailhead parking area or over a small bridge to the John Floyd Fields parking lot.

Access Type: Open to Public
County: Jefferson
Region: Bluegrass Region
Size: 214.65
Owner:
 Louisville Metro Government
Manager:

​Louisville Metro Government and 21st Century Parks under a KHLCF conservation easement

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Lat: 38.187307
Long: -85.487945