Named for former mayor who created park in 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 28, 2015) — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled the newly redesigned Dave Armstrong Extreme Park, renamed in honor of the former mayor who created the popular park in 2002.
“Dave had a vision, ahead of its time, of a world-class facility for skaters and bikers that would become a huge attraction for our city, especially for young people,” Fischer said. “It’s fitting to honor his vision by naming this fresh and re-energized park in his honor.”
The park reopens with new features, including updated street elements and a new version of the popular “snake run”. The bowl and full pipe, which were fixtures in the original design, have been modernized.
About a third of the 40,000-s.f. Extreme Park had to be closed for nearly a year to accommodate the Ohio River Bridges Project. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet provided replacement funding of $3.6 million to Metro Government for the relocation of the affected portion of the park on property adjacent to the existing park.