Walk Around Kentucky

Walk Around Kentucky logo Meet new people, get some exercise, and get
creative at area parks this summer with our Walk
Around Kentucky program.

Each week the library
will host a walk combined with a creative lesson or
activity at parks around the Bluegrass. The date,
time, and location of each walk is listed below.
Join us for these group walks,
walk with friends and family, or walk on your own.

No matter where and when you walk (or run or
roll), keep track of all the miles you cover between
June 4th and July 28th on the logs available in the
library or online. You can submit one log per week.
All logs will be entered in a drawing to win one of
four $50 Amazon gift cards.

JCPL employees and their families are ineligible to win prizes.

Walk Around Kentucky Meet Ups

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Monday, June 4, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Learn about native edible and medicinal plants from Shaker Village staff on a hike through meadow trails.

Veteran’s Park
Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Participants can create painted “zen” rocks.

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Monday, June 18, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn about Kentucky birds from Allen Kingsley of Wild Birds Unlimited and go on a bird scavenger hunt.

Dupree Nature Preserve
Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Photographer, Walter Roycraft will give a casual nature photography lesson. Bring your camera and questions.

Arboretum State Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Artist Laura Poulette will teach participants botanical drawing skills.  All supplies will be provided.

McConnell Springs Park
Monday, July 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Participants will take a tour of the historic park and go on a nature scavenger hunt.

Registration is required. Walks will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. Visit our online calendar or call the library for more details.

Weekly Logs

Download the Walk Around Kentucky Log to submit in the library. Or, submit online using the form below. 

Online Form

Walk Around Kentucky 2018

  • Please submit only one log per week, per person.
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