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Wintersmith Trailhead near Mulberry Street bridge. Wintersmith Trailhead near Mulberry Street bridge.

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Wintersmith Trailhead near Mulberry Street bridge.Mary Cofer Trigg Picnic ShelterDown the trail!!Further down the trail closer to Justice Center.Sprague Fountain

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Wintersmith-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Wintersmith Trail, located in downtown Elizabethtown along Valley Creek. The trail can be accessed either at the Mulberry Street Bridge or at the Justice Center. A very pleasant and scenic .62 mile trail with several points of interest along the way to include: Embry Lay Nature Thicket, Fairie Glade, Sprague Fountain and a variety of trees and flowers.
Originally Published on Sunday, July 19, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead is just off St. John Road near Elizabethtown Sportspark. Trailhead is just off St. John Road near Elizabethtown Sportspark.

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Trailhead is just off St. John Road near Elizabethtown Sportspark.Down the trail!!Billy Creek.A beautiful wide trail.Bridge crossing to the Braiarwood Forest Trail.

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North Billy Creek-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the North Billy Creek Trail. A very beautiful and scenic .43 mile trail just off Saint John Road across from the Elizabethtown Sports Park that follows the creek. This trail begins at the end of the South Billy Creek and easily connects to the Briarwood Forest Trail. This trail has an abundance of wildlife, particularly near the Billy Creek Wetland Preserve.
Originally Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead at the end of North Billy Creek Trail. Trailhead at the end of North Billy Creek Trail.

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Trailhead at the end of North Billy Creek Trail.A wide trail...with an incline.American Goldfinch.Black-Eyed Susan along the trail.Trailhead aloing Timber Lane near Briarwood neighborhood.

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Briarwood Forest-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Briarwood Forest Trail. A very scenic .47 mile trail that extends from the end of North Billy Creek Trail and continues to Timber Lane. This trail leads to the Briarwood and Deerfield Hills neighborhoods. This trail can be combined with the North and South Billy Creek Trail for a combined hike of just under 2 miles.
Originally Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Freeman Creek. Freeman Creek.

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Freeman Creek.Large flat rock formation. A great place to enter the trail.Beautiful, large trees.A variety of elevation is present on this trail.Bridge.

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Creekside Loop (Elizabethtown Nature Park)-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Creekside Loop Trail. This trail offers either a .75 or 1 mile scenic trail along Freeman Creek. One of two trails located in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. This entire trail is forested and has the following features: creekside, several enormous oak trees are visible, 3 bridges, a thicket of cane and an old foundation.
Originally Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Bridge at Freeman Creek Crossing. Bridge at Freeman Creek Crossing.

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Bridge at Freeman Creek Crossing.Grove of trees near parking area.Rolling hills.Well maintained trail.Near entrance, overlooking Freeman Lake.

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Perimeter Trail (Elizabethtown Nature Park)-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Perimeter Trail. This trail offers a 2.50 mile scenic trail around the outside perimeter of the Nature Park. One of two trails located in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. This trail consists of the following features: mostly grassy, rolling hillside, two forested sections and two creek crossings. Bridges have been constructed at each crossing.
Originally Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead on Pear Orchard Road Trailhead on Pear Orchard Road

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Trailhead on Pear Orchard RoadA wide well-maintained trail.Emerald CathedralWildflower and Prairie Grass LoopGeneral Braddock Creek

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Pirtle Nature - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 2015 at the Pirtle Nature Trail. This trail offers a .46 mile loop near Freeman Lake. Consisting of four types of woodlands: young woods, yellow poplar, oak-hickory and bottom hardwoods. Also featured is the Emerald Cathedral, which overlooks the General Braddock Creek and a Wildflower Meadow Loop; a great location for Spring Wildflowers.
Originally Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead located at Helmwood Shopping Center on Dixie Hwy. Trailhead located at Helmwood Shopping Center on Dixie Hwy.

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Trailhead located at Helmwood Shopping Center on Dixie Hwy.Freeman Creek.A wide, well maintained trail.Claysville Loop Trail.A runner enjoyng her morning jog across the Freeman Lake Dam.

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John Helm - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 2015 at the John Helm Trail. This trail offers a .54 mile wooded trail along Freeman Creek. A partially-paved trail that extends from the Helmwood Shopping Center on Dixie Hwy., and on to the Dam at the Southern end of Freeman Lake. Has level terrain and is being used by hikers, bikers, and joggers of all ages. Also featured is the Claysville Loop, a great place to take a short break and view some wildlife.
Originally Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Haycraft Mill Park. Located South of the Justice Center along 31W. Haycraft Mill Park. Located South of the Justice Center along 31W.

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Haycraft Mill Park. Located South of the Justice Center along 31W.View from the bridge of Valley Creek.Patio side of the Haycraft Mill Park.View of the Valley Creek from the park grass area.Reverse view towards bridge. Take a seat and enjoy the view.

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Haycraft Mill Park -Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 2015 at the Haycraft Mill Park. A small patio/park along Valley Creek in downtown Elizabethtown, just south of the Justice Center along 31W. A view of the creek is available from the grassy knoll or the patio bench on either side of the creek. A large millstone reminds us of the many water mills that dotted the local streams in earlier days.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 16, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead located just south of the Justice Center and the Haycraft Mill Park. Trailhead located just south of the Justice Center and the Haycraft Mill Park.

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Trailhead located just south of the Justice Center and the Haycraft Mill Park.John Severn's Bridge over Valley Creek.A wide well-maintain trail.A location of historical imporatance.A location of historical imporatance.

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Haycraft - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 8th, 2015 at the Haycraft Trail. The Haycraft Trail, is a .63 scenic trail that follows Valley Creek from the Haycraft Mill Park. The trailhead is at a parking lot beside the CSX Railroad and 31W. There is a bridge crossing and continues along the wooded Valley and Buffalo Creeks. There is a hill to climb and then you pass 2 local historic sites. As this trail ends, you can continue on the Cave Spring Trail.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 23, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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John Severns Trailhead. Branches off the Haycraft Trail. John Severns Trailhead. Branches off the Haycraft Trail.

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John Severns Trailhead. Branches off the Haycraft Trail.A well-maintained trail.Valley Creek.One of many bridges built by Boy Scouts.Signage near Springfield Road.

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John Severn's Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 8th, 2015 at the John Severn's Trail. This Trail, is a shaded scenic trail that has numerous bridges that follows Valley Creek between its junction with Buffalo Creek and Springfield Road. This trail can be accessed from the Haycraft Trail and interconnects with Buffalo Lake, Cave Spring, and Haycraft Trails.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 23, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead at the Cave Spring Trail. Trailhead at the Cave Spring Trail.

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Trailhead at the Cave Spring Trail.A bench along the trail.Signage along the trail to point you towards the Cave Spring.Cave Spring.Buffalo Creek near thte Cave Spring.

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Cave Spring - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 8th, 2015 at the Cave Spring Trail. The Cave Spring Trail, is a .43 mile shaded scenic trail that connects Buffalo Lake Trail, Haycraft Trail and downtown Elizabethtown. Along Buffalo Creek is the historic Cave Spring from which the water supply was critical to the historic early town settlement. This spring also supplied water to the pioneer Haycraft Fort, and later to the Civil War camp, Camp Haycraft.
Originally Published on Thursday, September 10, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead along Commerce Drive. Trailhead along Commerce Drive.

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Trailhead along Commerce Drive.Buffalo CreekParrellel to the RR Tracks2 Deer seen in the early morningFrog...not sure who is watching whom

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Buffalo Lake - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 9th, 2015 at the Buffalo Lake Trail. The Cave Spring Trail, is a 1.9 mile scenic trail(can be extended dramatically by adding on side trails) that follows Buffalo Creek and circles the Buffalo Lake. The area has been declared a Wildlife Habitat by the City Of Elizabethtown. An outstanding natural area, great for birdwatching, native flowers, trees and shrubs along the trail. Easily be accessed at the trailhead along Commerce Drive and interconnects with Cave Spring, John Severns and Haycraft Trails.
Originally Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Trailhead at the north end of the lake along Ring Road. Trailhead at the north end of the lake along Ring Road.

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Trailhead at the north end of the lake along Ring Road.A well positioned bench.Emerald Cathedral.Scenic lakeside views.Great Blue Heron in flight.

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Freeman Lake - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from September 19-26th, 2015 at the Freeman lake Trail. The Freeman Lake Trail, a 5 mile scenic trail in the middle of Elizabethtown. A very popular trail that is routinely enjoyed by hikers, runners and cyclists who enjoy physical activity, nature and fresh air. An outstanding natural area, great for birdwatching, native flowers, and trees along the trail. Easily accessed at several locations and interconnects with Pirtle Nature Trail, General Braddock Creek Loop, Claysville Loop and the John Helm Trail. A variety of wildlife is seen here.
Originally Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Fisherman's Park Trailhead Sign Fisherman's Park Trailhead Sign

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Fisherman's Park Trailhead SignTrail Starts here!!Further Down the trail.Water view from trail.View at park.

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Fisherman's Park-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from May 2015 at Fisherman's Park, located just south of Elizabethtown. It can be accessed at the end of Valley Creek Lane which intersects with Valley Creek Road. This park is located on the southeast side of Fisherman's Lake, is used extensively by anglers of all experience levels. To drive there, take 31W south to Hawkins Drive, turn left on Valley Creek Road (567), turn left on Valley Creek Lane and then turn left into the park.
Originally Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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South Billy Creek Trail head near Michael Carroll Soccer Complex (Peterson Drive) South Billy Creek Trail head near Michael Carroll Soccer Complex (Peterson Drive)

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South Billy Creek Trail head near Michael Carroll Soccer Complex (Peterson Drive)Down the trail.Another very wide trail.WildPhloxBridge near the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

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South Billy Creek-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the South Billy Creek Trail. A very pleasant and scenic .90 mile trail extending from the Michael Carroll Soccer Complex (off Peterson Drive), walk North along the Billy Creek past the Elizabethtown Sports Park to Saint John Road. This trail easily connects with the North Billy Creek and Briarwood Forest Trails. This trail has an abundance of wildlife, particularly near the pond and marsh in the Sports Park.
Originally Published on Saturday, July 25, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Greenspace Sponsor Spotlite Lynn Cowan
Long-time Greenspace sponsor, Lynn Cowan is the owner of Woodland Gallery in Elizabethtown. She has donated her time, materials and talent to Greenspace throughout the years. She has also supported each Trivia Night, both with hosting a table, and with framing prints or pictures as needed. Lynn's excellent taste and judgment are evident in all her work. Greenspace Thanks You, Lynn Cowan.
Originally Published on Monday, January 11, 2016 under Sponsor Spotlite


Check Out Our Greenspace Facebook Page
We post many photos of all of our Greenspace events onto our Facebook! If you've attended, your photo may be there. If you find it, let us know.
Originally Published on Saturday, November 16, 2013 under OnGoing Events

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Squirrel alongside the trail. Squirrel alongside the trail.

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Squirrel alongside the trail.Cedar Waxwing.Indigo Bunting.A nesting Canada Goose.Canada Geese in flight.


Wildlife at Fisherman's Park
In late May 2015, a variety of wildlife was present at the Fisherman's Park just south of Elizabethtown. Please enjoy these photos and make your way out to this park and enjoy the area's natural beauty.
Originally Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Banam Shaw Trail Head Banam Shaw Trail Head

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Banam Shaw Trail HeadInitial Bridge on trail; an Eagle Scout project.A very lush and green trail, even during the summer.Scenic!!Entering near Deerfield Hills.

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Banam Shaw-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from June 2015 at the Banam Shaw Trail, located along Shaw Creek from St. Johns Road to Patriot Parkway (361) (Formerly Rineyville Road (1600). This trail is named after an original settler, a very pleasant .95 mile trail. This beautiful very shaded trail passes near the Deerfield Hills Subdivision.
Originally Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Guided Hikes Available

Family level members of Greenspace may request guided hikes of the various Greenspace trails.   Contact Us, for date and time choices. Minimum Group Size: 5.    Sample Hike:   The North End of the Freeman Lake Trail.   Time: under one hour. Five different biotas observed and discussed.  

Originally Published on Monday, September 9, 2013 under OnGoing Events

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Jacob Vanmeter Trailhead Jacob Vanmeter Trailhead

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Jacob Vanmeter TrailheadDown the trail.Bridge on the trail.Variety of trees on the trail.View along Valley Creek

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Jacob Vanmeter-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Jacob Vanmeter Trail, located near the Pritchard Community Center. The trail is dedicated to Jim and Josephine Puckett who are descendants of early settler Jacob Vanmeter. A short, but very scenic .31 mile trail, that follows alongside the Valley Creek from the community center to the Elizabethtown By-Pass.
Originally Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Speakers Available for Groups

 

We love to talk about Greenspace! Invite us to be a Speaker for your classroom or church or club group!    We love to describe the various types of trails, their length, and their difficulty level.   We love to tell about our many activities, and share some ways in which groups like yours can help us maintain the trails.  

Originally Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Where on the Greenspace Trails are the Butterfly Friendly plants?
Please help Greenspace identify the location of Butterfly Friendly Plants. The plants to look for are: Common Milkweed; Butterfly Milkweed; Ironweed and Joe-Pye Weed. These so-called weeds are necessary nectar plants for butterflies -- especially the endangered Monarch Butterfly. If you spot them along any of the Greenspace Trails, please send in a report of their exact location. Use Contact Us on this Web Site. We will then encourage their growth and propagation. We know that some of them have been planted in the Butterfly Garden at Freeman Lake near the Log Cabin. These are cared for and maintained by the Garden Club of Elizabethtown. This is great! But we need to know where else they are located along the 15 miles of Greenspace Trails !! You will be helping in the important survival of fragile butterflies! You will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Greenspace.
Originally Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Geocachers and Munzee Seekers!
If you’re willing to share your Geocache and your Munzee experiences, leave feedback on our Message Board. We welcome ideas and suggestions as to how to embellish your Geocaching adventures on the Greenspace Trails.
Originally Published on Saturday, November 16, 2013 under OnGoing Events

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Updated Status of former Eagle Scout, Jim DuPlessis

Boy Scout Eagle Projects

Eagle Scouts!    We want to hear from you!    Now that there is a Greenspace Web Site, we would love to hear from former Eagle Scouts who helped Greenspace recently and in years past.    Many of you did in many ways!    Did you build a bridge? Did you measure trails?   Write to us!   Tell us what you did and when   (no time limit)   --   how you felt about it, and what results it had! Update us on your current status.    We’d love to spotlight you on our Facebook Page.

Originally Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Wild and Scenic Film Festival April 21st 2018

Greenspace to host Wild and Scenic Film Festival April 21st, 2018 at the Historic State Theatre in Downtown Elizabethown. Click on the attachments to learn more. All funds raised will go to our Bridges to Nature Project!!

For more information or questions please contact our POC for this event, Matt Deneen at matthew.deneen@hardin.schools.us.

Originally Published on Sunday, August 20, 2017 under UpComing Events


Calendar of Events 2017

March   

Sunday, 26 March 2017/1400-1500: Wildflower Walk at the Pirtle Nature Trail;
A guided nature hike. Come out and enjoy nature. Park and meet at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot on Pear Orchard Road.  

April   

Saturday, 29 April 2017/1000-1200: Geocache 101;
Event is FREE, all you need is a sense of adventure. Join Greg Norberg (Geocacher "Turtle3863") and Greenspace at the Buffalo Lake trail head off Commerce Drive (parking in nearby business and along road) for a short hike and a little Geocaching 101 along the way. This is a great time to be on the trails with wildflowers blooming and trees greening up so come out and enjoy the trails. If you do not know anything about geocaching please do not let that keep you from coming out and just taking a hike with us, if you want to know more about this new high tech treasure hunt then come along and we will give you some info and guide you on an adventure. Several GPS devices will be on hand for you to use as well as instruction to download a free app onto your smartphone. Learn how to find these treasures all over the world!! 

May   

Saturday, 13 May 2017/0900: Getting to Know the Greenbelt ;
Hike the Banam Shaw Trail with the Greenspace Photographer. Meet at the Banam Shaw Trail head 

June   

Saturday, 10 June 2017/0800: Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (5K);
A series of progressive (5K, 8K and 10K) run/walks to encourage fitness while enjoying nature along our local trails alongside Freeman Lake. Each event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Proceeds benefit local High School runners and Greenspace. 
  

Sunday, 18 June 2017/1500: Dr. Gerard's Turtle Talk/Hike;
Meet at 1500 at the Buffalo Lake Trailhead (Meet on COMMERCE DRIVE, past the hotels and restaurants at the first trailhead for Buffalo Lake. Look for parking and Greenspace signage). Free & open to the public. 

July   

Saturday, 22 July 2017/0800: Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (8K);
A series of progressive (5K, 8K, 10K) run/walks to encourage fitness while enjoying nature along our local trails alongside Freeman Lake. Each event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Proceeds benefit local High School runners and Greenspace. 
  

Saturday, 29 July 2017/0900: Getting to Know the Greenbelt ;
Hike the Creekside Trail in the Elizabethtown Nature Park with Greenspace board member Lori. Meet at the Carolyn R. Jones Kiosk inside the Nature Park. 

August   

Saturday, 12 August 2017/0800: Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (10K);
A series of progressive (5K, 8K and 10K) run/walks to encourage fitness while enjoying nature along our local trails alongside Freeman Lake. Each event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Proceeds benefit local High School runners and Greenspace. 

Saturday, 12 August 2017/1700-2000: Second Saturday (Downtown Elizabethtown);
Join Greenspace for this special downtown Elizabethtown experience. 
  

Saturday, 19 August 2017/0800-1600: Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run;
Event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Greenspace. Sign-up on UltraSignup.com. 
  

Saturday, 26 August 2016/0730: Bluegrass Cellular FiveK;
Event will start at Bluegrass Cellular, 2902 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. KY. The Fun Run/Walk proceeds are donated to Greenspace, Inc. 

September   

Saturday, 16 September 2017/0900: Getting to Know the Greenbelt ;
Hike the Billy Creek Trail with Greenspace board member Lori. Meet at the Mike Carroll Soccer Complex at the South Billy Creek trail head.Carolyn R. Jones Kiosk inside the Nature Park. 

October   

Sunday, 22 October 2017/1500: Enchanted Forest;
Event is FREE and will start at the Pritchard Community Center. Please join us for our popular annual hike/theatrical production. Costumed characters from the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will delight kids of all ages during this Halloween-themed event!  

November   

Saturday, 4 November 2017/1900-2200: Trivia Night (Fifth Annual);
Match wits with our own Dr. Tony Smith, Quiz Wizard, along with an enthusiastic audience at the Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown, KY. Fundraiser Donation of $100 per table of 1 to 8 people. 
  

Please follow us on Facebook for additional information for each event. Events may be amended during the year.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017 under Past Events

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This year's events have concluded
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Originally Published on Saturday, November 26, 2016 under UpComing Events

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Event FlyerGreenspace’s Fifth Trivia Night Winners for 2017:Table No. 7 – The Lucky 7’s –  The Christensen Family.Elizabethtown HS Volunteers: Esha Khan, Briant Grant, Luke Moore, Sally Russell, Elijah Logsdon, Aspen Waldron and Hannah Butler.


Trivia Night
Dr. Tony Smith, GSP Quiz-Wizard, will command a Fifth Annual Trivia Night at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 1900. Subject categories for trivia questions will be: Sports, Music, Movies, World/National Events, TV Shows, History, Science and Local News/Events. A Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Snacks and Soft Drinks will be available.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 under Past Events

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Event FlyerActors!GSP Members and Betty Marsee.


Enchanted Forest 2017
The Greenspace Annual Hike/Theatrical production the "Enchanted Forest" was held at Pritchard Community Center. It occurred on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 1500. The crowd of over 300 was led in small groups, and then proceed along the Trail where they hear monologues from Costumed Characters with a Halloween theme. Free candy was waiting at the end of the Trail.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 under Past Events

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Getting to know the Greenbelt (Billy Creek Trail)
Join us for a guided tour of the Billy Creek Trail. Meet at the South Billy Creek Trailhead at the Michael C. Carroll Soccer Complex.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 under Past Events

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A record group attended the Fun Run/Walk...66! A record group attended the Fun Run/Walk...66!

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A record group attended the Fun Run/Walk...66!Fun Run StartTop Fun Run finishers: Janayla Watts, Isabella Day and Gavin Cusimano.Approaching the finish line.Post-Race Activities


Bluegrass Cellular Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Join us for the Bluegrass Cellular 5K and a One Mile Walk/Fun Run on Saturday, August 26th 2017 at 0730. Fun for all ages!! Where: Bluegrass Cellular 2902 Ring Road Elizabethtown, KY For additional details see www.greenspaceky.com or www.bluegrasscellular.com/5k
Originally Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 under Past Events

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Event FlyerEvent Banner.Pre-race ActivitiesStart of the event.An enthiusistic participant.


Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run
The Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run will be conducted on Saturday, August 19th. It will take place on a looped course, 3.25 miles long. The objective will be to have fun and cover as many laps as you can. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greenspace, Inc., a non-profit organization that maintains the walking trails in Elizabethtown. Our photographer will be on hand to document the event.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 under Past Events

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Freeman Lake Trail Series Event FlyerStart of the 5K.Approaching the finnish.8K Start.Running toward the lake.


Freeman Lake Trail Run Series
This is a series of trail runs that feature the trails in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. A 5K, 8K and 10K on three separate dates during the Summer. Running Soles of Elizabethtown led a great series of events. Looking forward to next year's trail series.   

See Event Flyer for additional details.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 19, 2017 under Past Events

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Getting to know the Greenbelt (Creekside Trail)
A small group met at the Elizabethtown Nature Park for a guided tour of the Creekside Trail inside the Nature Park. We met at the pavilion inside the Elizabethtown Nature Park.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 under Past Events

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Turtle Talk FlyerDr Gerard opens the event.Discussing Turtles!!!An engaging conversation One of a couple Snakes


Turtle Talk/Walk
Thanks for joining us for this popular event led by Dr. Paul Gerard. He shared his interest in herpetology at Greenspace's Buffalo Lake Nature Preserve on Sunday, June 18th. In addition to various native Kentucky snakes, Dr. Gerard showed a series of turtle. Greenspace continues to be very grateful to Dr. Gerard for giving his time to educate the general public about the existence and benefits of native herpetological specimens.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 19, 2017 under Past Events

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Banam Shaw Trailhead signageA view of Shaw Creek.Tulip PoplarButterfly

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Getting to know the Greenbelt (Banam Shaw Trail)
Local birdwatchers and nature photographers, Jerry and Jennifer Snyder, led a guided tour of the Banam Shaw Trail.   

Meeting at the trailhead located along Shaw Creek at St. Johns Road (near the 31 W Bypass).
Originally Published on Sunday, March 19, 2017 under Past Events

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Group PhotoGreg provides some instruction.Attempting to float the cache.Removing some trash.Buffalo Lake Trailhead

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Geocaching 101
Greg Norberg (Geocacher Greg Norberg "Turtle3863") led this Greenspace event on Saturday, April 29th at 1000 at the Buffalo Lake Trail.   

About 25 individuals were on hand to participate in this event. A great time had by all.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 19, 2017 under Past Events

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Group PhotoSpring BeautyDouglas discusses wildflower with the groupVirginia BluebellPear Blossum

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Spring Wildflower Walk on the Pirtle Trail
A Spring Wildflower Walk was held on the Pirtle Trail on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 2 PM. We met in the Presbyterian Church parking lot. We were looking for our native plants that can be found along the trail, to include bloodroot, trout lilly, larkspur, and Harbinger of Spring. About a dozen individuals joined us for our first event of the year.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017 under Past Events


Calendar of Events 2016

March   

Thursday, 24 March 2016/0900: Hardin County Conservation District Spring Celebration/Tree Seedling Giveaway ;
At the Hardin County Farmers Market; Greenspace Information Booth.  
  

Saturday, 26 March 2016/1000: Wildflower Walk at the Pirtle Nature Trail;
A guided nature hike. Come out and enjoy nature.  

April   

Wednesday, 20 April 2016/1100-1630: Earth Fair Day 1;
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College; Greenspace Information Booth.  
  

Friday, 22 April 2016/2000-2300: After Dark in the Park-Full Moon Fitness Event;
Come out and enjoy the Full Moon at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Take part in three outstanding fitness events for $20.00. The entry fee gives you the opportunity to participate in the Moonlight Paddle, 5K Glow Run and the Mountain Bike Glow Trail Ride. Choose one, two or all three events. All proceeds benefit the Greenspace Freeman Lake Trail Project. See our Facebook Page for additional details. 

May   

Saturday, 14 May 2016/0900: Meet-Greet-Hike ;
Hike the Banam Shaw Trail with the Greenspace Photographer. 
  

Saturday, 21 May 2016/0800: Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners Plant Fair;
Greenspace Information Booth at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service. 

June   

Saturday, 4 June 2016/0900-1100: Family Fishing Fest At Fisherman's Park;
A FREE fishing event that is fun for the entire family. 
  

Sunday, 5 June 2016/1500: Dr. Gerard's Turtle Talk/Hike;
Meet at 1500 at the Buffalo Lake Trailhead (Meet on COMMERCE DRIVE, past the hotels and restaurants at the first trailhead for Buffalo Lake. Look for parking and Greenspace signage). Free & open to the public. 
  

Saturday, 11 June 2016/0800: Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (5K);
A series of progressive (5K,8K, 10K) run/walks to encourage fitness while enjoying nature along our local trails alongside Freeman Lake. Each event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Proceeds benefit local High School runners and Greenspace. 

July   

Saturday, 9 July 2016/0800: Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (8K);
A series of progressive (5K,8K, 10K) run/walks to encourage fitness while enjoying nature along our local trails alongside Freeman Lake. Each event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Proceeds benefit local High School runners and Greenspace. 

August   

Saturday, 13 August 2016/0800: Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (10K);
A series of progressive (5K,8K, 10K) run/walks to encourage fitness while enjoying nature along our local trails alongside Freeman Lake. Each event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Proceeds benefit local High School runners and Greenspace. 

Saturday, 13 August 2016/1700-2000: Second Saturday (Downtown Elizabethtown);
Join Greenspace for this special downtown Elizabethtown experience. 
  

Saturday, 20 August 2016/0800: Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run;
Event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Greenspace. Sign-up on UltraSignup.com. 
  

Saturday, 27 August 2016/0730: Bluegrass Cellular FiveK;
Event will start at Bluegrass Cellular, 2902 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. KY. The Fun Run/Walk proceeds are donated to Greenspace, Inc. 

September   

Saturday, 24 September 2016/0900-1500): Bike Hike in honor of National Public Lands Day;
Event will start at the Elizabethtown Nature Park and will include a trail maintenance demonstration, skills clinic and guided trail ride. 

October   

Saturday, 8 October 2016/1000: Geocaching 101;
Event is “FREE” and will start at the southern trailhead of the Wintersmith Trail (picnic shelter behind the old Dairy Queen off US 62). Please join Geocacher “Turtle3863” (Greg Norberg) and Greenspace for an introduction to Geocaching. Learn how to find these treasures all over the world!!  
  

Sunday, 16 October 2016/1500: Enchanted Forest;
Event is "FREE" and will start at the Pritchard Community Center. Please join us for our popular annual hike/theatrical production. Costumed characters from the Youth Theatre of Hardin County will delight kids of all ages during this Halloween-themed event!  

November   

Saturday, 5 November 2016/1900-2200: Trivia Night (Fourth Annual);
Match wits with our own Dr. Tony Smith, Quiz Wizard, along with an enthusiastic audience at the Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown, KY. Fundraiser Donation of $100 per table of 1 to 8 people. 
  

Please follow us on Facebook for additional information for each event. Events may be amended during the year.
Originally Published on Sunday, February 28, 2016 under Past Events


Greenspace will be at this month's Downtown Elizabethtown's 2nd Saturday
The Greenspace Information booth participated at the November Second Saturday event. It was a cold and clear evening that was great to be out amongst the members of the community sharing information on our local Greenspace trails.
Originally Published on Sunday, September 11, 2016 under Past Events

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Trivia Night
Dr. Tony Smith, GSP Quiz-Wizard, commanded a Fourth Annual Trivia Night at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 1900.

Subject categories for trivia questions were: Sports, Music, Movies, World/National Events, TV Shows, History, Science and Local News/Events. A Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Snacks and Soft Drinks were be available.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 under Past Events

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A large group is assembled for the beginning of the Enchanted Forest.A raccoon is seen along the trail.I wonder if we can adopt this ghost? What should we call her? It has been determined.......your name will be An Owl is seen along the trail.All Costumed charachters and friends of Greenspace that were present for the event.

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Enchanted Forest 2016
The Greenspace Annual Hike/Theatrical production the "Enchanted Forest" was held at Pritchard Community Center. It occurred on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 1500. The crowd was led in small groups, and then proceeded along the Trail where they heard monologues from Costumed Characters with a Halloween theme. Free candy was waiting at the end of the Trail.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 under Past Events

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Greg A Geocache container example.Geocache found along the trail.

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Geocaching 101
Join Geocacher "Turtle3863"(Greg Norberg) and Greenspace at 10 AM on 8 October 2016; Near the south trailhead of the Wintersmith Trail (picnic shelter behind the old Dairy Queen off US 62 ) for some information on the newest GPS treasure hunt called Geocaching.

Learn how to find these treasures that are all over the world. Several GPS devices will be on hand for you to use as well as instruction to download a free app onto your smartphone. We will conclude the questions and answers with a short hike and demonstration along the Wintersmith trail. This event is free, all you need is a sense of adventure.

For additional details see the Greenspace Facebook Page or email info@greenspaceky.com.
Originally Published on Sunday, May 29, 2016 under Past Events

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Bike Hike in honor of National Public Lands Day.
Bike Hike in honor of "National Public Lands Day" on Saturday, September, 24th from 0900-1500.

This was an all day event that took place at the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

This event was a Mountain Bike Skills Clinic.

Note: Bring your lunch and enjoy at the park between sessions.

For additional details see the Greenspace Facebook Page or email info@greenspaceky.com.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 under Past Events

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Bluegrass Cellular Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Join us for the Bluegrass Cellular 5K and a One Mile Walk/Fun Run on Saturday, August 27th 2016 at 0730. Fun for all ages!!

Where: Bluegrass Cellular 2902 Ring Road Elizabethtown, KY

For additional details see www.greenspaceky.com or www.bluegrasscellular.com/5k
Originally Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 under Past Events

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Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run
The Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run was conducted on Saturday, August 20th.

It took place on a looped course, 3.25 miles long. The objective was to have fun and cover as many laps as you can.

Runners were be selected by lottery, the registration was from 4 February 2016-20 April 2016. Runners were selected on 24 April 2016.

A portion of the proceeds were donated to Greenspace, Inc., a non-profit organization that maintains the walking trails in Elizabethtown. Our photographer will be on hand to document the event.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 under Past Events


Greenspace will be at this month's Downtown Elizabethtown's 2nd Saturday
The Greenspace Information booth participated at the August Second Saturday event. It was a warm and clear evening that was great to be out amongst the members of the community sharing information on our local Greenspace trails.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 under Past Events

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Will Rivera of Running Soles gives the pre-race instruction. Will Rivera of Running Soles gives the pre-race instruction.

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Will Rivera of Running Soles gives the pre-race instruction.Start line at the 8K Race in July 2016.Running towards the trail.Through the creek.A group of ladies run together at the northern end of Freeman Lake.

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Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (June 11, July 9 and August 13 2016)
This is a series of trail runs that feature the trails in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. A 5K, 8K and 10K on three separate dates during the Summer. Running Soles of Elizabethtown led great events. Looking forward to this year's event.

See Event Flyer for additional details.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Dr. Gerard and a large, 40 year old snapping turtle. Dr. Gerard and a large, 40 year old snapping turtle.

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Dr. Gerard and a large, 40 year old snapping turtle.Dr. Gerard starts his presentation.Discussing a snake.Dr. Gerard enters Buffalo Lake to retrieve a turtle cage.Retrieves a turtle from Buffalo Lake.

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Turtle Talk/Walk
About 100 people were captivated as Dr. Paul Gerard shared his interest in herpetology at Greenspace's Buffalo Lake Nature Preserve on Sunday, June 5th. In addition to various native Kentucky snakes, Dr. Gerard showed a tiny turtle hatchling, comparing it to his own 40-year-old, 80-pound snapping turtle. Greenspace continues to be very grateful to Dr. Gerard for giving his time to educate the general public about the existence and benefits of native herpetological specimens.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Trailhead signage, with the lake in the background. Trailhead signage, with the lake in the background.

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Trailhead signage, with the lake in the background.A look at the lake.This family looks to be enjoying the event.This young lady was securley holding her fishing pole.Greenspace President Aaron and his dog Pippin, inspect the fishing area

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Family Fishing Fest
Several families came out to fish with Greenspace at Fisherman's Park on June 4th, 2016. A threat of rain did not dampen the spirit of these families. A fun time had by all.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Greenspace Information Booth at the Master Gardener's Plant Fair. Greenspace Information Booth at the Master Gardener's Plant Fair.

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Greenspace Information Booth at the Master Gardener's Plant Fair.Board Member Janet presents Norman Freeman a T-Shirt for continued support.

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Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners Plant Fair
Greenspace was at the Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener's Plant Fair on 21 May 2016 at the Hardin County Extension Office(201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown, KY.)

The Greenspace information booth was on hand.

This event is always a great time for all ages.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Trailhead Signage.A wide well-maintained trail.Shaw CreekA femaile Hairy Woodpecker seen along the trail.Tulip Poplar

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Meet-Greet-Hike
A small but intimate group enjoyed the Meet-Greet-Hike event held at Banam Shaw Trail on Saturday 14 May 2016. A brisk cool morning after the weeks earlier storms provided the perfect environment for the morning's hike. We had both plant and birding experts along for the event. A very successful hike where a variety of birds and plants were identified to include: Birds-Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Plants- Sycamore, American Holly (in bloom), Black Walnut. Join the Greenspace photographer to hike the Banam Shaw Trail, Saturday 14 May 2016 at 0900. Meet at the trailhead located along Shaw Creek at St. Johns Road (near the 31 W Bypass).
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Full Moon Rising.Kayakers!!Facepainting.Runners!

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After Dark In The Park Full Moon Fitness Event
The Full Moon at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky was held 22 April 2016 from 8-11 PM.

We were blessed with good weather, clear skies and a beautiful Full Moon. About 460 people were in attendance including volunteers, sponsors and vendors. We were able to raise almost $7,000.00 for Greenspace from our sponsors and attendees to help renovate the Freeman Lake Trail. A special thanks to the Freeman Lake park personnel, the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department, The Elizabethtown Fire and Police Departments, our Mayor and City Council, the band Poor Mans Grave, Greenspace, our volunteers and corporate sponsor booths. Last but not least; all our friends, family members, and event host the Elizabethtown Paddlers Association, Running Soles and KYMBA.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Earth Fair
This event was held 20-21 April 2016 from 1100-1600 at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY)

The Greenspace information booth was on hand 20 April 2016.

This was another well attended event, we were able to discuss our objectives with those in attendance.
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Hardin County Conservation District Spring Celebration
This event was be held 24 March 2016 at the Hardin County Farmer's Market (200 Peterson Drive Elizabethtown, KY).

Multiple demonstrations and information was presented from local environmental, agriculture groups and Greenspace. We were grateful to have been invited to participate in this event, we had our information booth on-hand to share information on the Greenbelt system in Elizabethtown.

Included a Tree Seedling Giveaway!!!
Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Group PhotoWildflower listingTrailheadMayappleToothwort

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Spring Wildflower Walk on the Pirtle Trail
Our popular Spring Wildflower Walk on the Pirtle Trail was conducted on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 10 am. A group of about 20 individual enjoyed this walk and discussion on wildflowers and native plants led by Doug Gebler. 

Originally Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 under Past Events

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Originally Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 under Past Events

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The winning Tymitz team.Digital sign at the Pritchard Center.Scoring team.....always a challenging job.Snack preparationBoard members addressing the crowd.

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Trivia Night 2015!!!
Dr. Tony Smith, GSP Quiz-Wizard, commanded a Third Annual Trivia Night at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. Once again, a near-capacity crowd enjoyed a night of fun-filled mental challenges!! The winning table was Sponsored by George Tymitz. Photos are posted on the Greenspace Facebook page. Subject categories for trivia questions are: Sports, Music, Movies, World/National Events, TV Shows, History, Science and Local News/Events. A Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Snacks and Soft Drinks were available. Watch for the announcement of next year’s Trivia Date!
Originally Published on Sunday, August 30, 2015 under Past Events

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Costumed performers from Hardin County Youth Theatre. Costumed performers from Hardin County Youth Theatre.

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Costumed performers from Hardin County Youth Theatre.Racoon.President Skeleton.A ghostly Appearance.Another great performance by this group of local youth.

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Enchanted Forest 2015
The Greenspace Annual Hike/ Theatrical production drew about 75 people to the Haycraft Mill Trailhead. It occurred on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. The crowd was led in small groups, and then proceeded along the Trail where they heard monologues from Costumed Characters with a Halloween theme. Free candy was waiting at the end of the Trail. Photos are posted on the Greenspace Facebook page.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 30, 2015 under Past Events

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Group PhotoInstructions from Trail Maintenance Supervisor SteveWorking along the shoreline.Enthusiastic group even at the end.


John Hardin Day of Service
A special thanks to our group of volunteers from John Hardin High School who came out the Freeman Lake 26 September 2015 for their Day of Service. They were and outstanding group of volunteers (5 Students and 2 Chaperones). Greenspace was well represented. Thanks to all that participated!! A little rain early on, certainly did not dampen the enthusiasm of this group. Plenty of wildlife was seen as well, to include: Great Blue Heron's, Belted Kingfisher's and a Deer.
Originally Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 under Past Events

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The start of the race!!An they are off!!Will Rivera of Running Soles making a strong finnish.Two determined ladies.Mother and daughter along the course.

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Bluegrass Cellular Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
This event was truly a community event, there was about 400-500 participants in both events (around a dozen walkers) and around 100 spectators. There was representation from all age groups and abilities. An event that was enjoyed by all that attended, you could feel the spirit of the Elizabethtown community. Thanks to Bluegrass Cellular, looking forward to next years event.
Originally Published on Saturday, August 15, 2015 under Past Events

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Trail Clean-up Day 25 July 2015
Today's trail clean-up was a huge success!! There were 14 volunteers from the Bethesda Ministries that conducted a trail clean-up of the Creekside Trail (Freeman Creek area in the Elizabethtown Nature Park). They came out in the mid-afternoon heat to assist in the clean-up, It was a great afternoon! Removed 4 large trash bags of refuse from this area, as well as staging some larger items for removal. We are looking forward to more clean-up days with this group in the future. If you have a group that would like to volunteer and assist in the clean-up of a Greenspace area. We welcome each opportunity to aide in the process of keeping Greenbelt Trails a place for all to enjoy for years to come.
Originally Published on Saturday, July 25, 2015 under Past Events

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Welcome to the initial event in the Freeman Lake Trail Series. Welcome to the initial event in the Freeman Lake Trail Series.

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Welcome to the initial event in the Freeman Lake Trail Series.Running Soles established a first class event.Start of 5KScenery at Elizabethtown Nature Park.Kid's 1K Run!!

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Freeman Lake Trail Run Series (June 13, July 18 and August 15 2015)
This was a series of trail runs that featured the new trails in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. A 5K, 8K and 10K on three separate dates during the Summer. Running Soles of Elizabethtown led a great event. Looking forward to next year's event.
Originally Published on Sunday, June 14, 2015 under Past Events

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Family Fishing Fest
On a very warm Saturday in early June 2015, this event was attended by a group that represented all ages. It was a great time for all in attendance. A little mud certainly did not dampen the spirit and mood at this event.
Originally Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 under Past Events

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Author Spoke at Hardin County Library
Author Bill Cooke spoke at the Hardin County Public Library on April 16, 2015. He told about his 38-day hike along the Colorado Trail.
Originally Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 under Past Events


Calendar of Events 2015

Thurs., Apr 16 EarthFair Day 1; location ECTC; daytime display.   

Sat., Apr 18 EarthFair Day 2; Presbyterian Church, E’town;
Passenger Pigeons made with Origami paper; Two Guided Hikes by Doug Gebler 

Sat., Apr 25. Etown HS Earth Club. “Cache in / Trash out Day”.
 GSP joins the Etown High School Earth Club At Freeman Lake Pavilion. .

Sat., June 6. Family Fishing Fest at Fishermans Park. Details noted separately.

Sat., June 13, July 18 and August 15 – Saturday Trail Run Series by Running Soles, Etown.   GSP Booth with displays and Winners Packets.

Sat. August 22. Scavenger Selfies on B.Shaw Trail. Scavenger Hunt using cell phone photos and Facebook posts; Cancelled for 2015.

Sun. Oct 25. Enchanted Forest Halloween Costume Walk . Haycraft Trail. Time: 2 pm; Hardin County Youth Actors in Costumes.  A Treat given at Walk’s End.

Sat. Nov 7. Trivia Night. Third Annual. Dr. Tony Smith, QuizWizard. 7-10 pm. Pritchard Community Center, Etown. Refreshments; Silent Auction; Half&Half. Table of 8 - $100 donation             
Events may be amended during the year.
Originally Published on Sunday, March 8, 2015 under Past Events


Freeman Lake Trail Running Series Run
The Freeman Lake Trail Running Series hosted a 10K Adult and a 1K Kids Run on August 16th, 2014 at Freeman Lake, E'town.  For details and results, POC Aaron at amrucker@fortknoxfcu.net.   
Originally Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 under Past Events


Bluegrass Cellular Walk/Run
In conjunction with the Heartland Festival, Bluegrass Cellular hosted a One Mile Walk/Fun Run, with the proceeds going to Greenspace!  Thank You, Bluegrass Cellular!    www.bluegrasscellular.com.  Bluegrass Cellular HQ at 2902 Ring Road., Etown.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 3, 2014 under Past Events


Enchanted Forest
The Greenspace Annual Hike/ Theatrical production again drew about 130 people to the Haycraft Mill Trailhead. It occurred on Sunday, October 27th, 2013. The crowd was led in small groups, and then proceeded along the Trail where they heard monologues from Costumed Characters with a Halloween theme. Free candy was waiting at the end of the Trail. Many photos are posted on the Greenspace Facebook page.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 3, 2014 under Past Events


Fortieth Year Anniversary Celebration
Mary and Ed Sprague founded Greenspace in 1974. There has been a 40th Year Anniversary Celebration. Over 50 people attended the ceremony at the Fairfield Inn, Elizabethtown KY.      A historical review of significant highlights and milestones were presented. There were Speakers, Song , Video, a short hike, and, of course, refreshments.   Details appeared on the front page of the News-Enterprise on 10/13/14.  And a good time was had by all!!!!  
Originally Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014 under Past Events


Heartland Festival Parade
Approximately 25 Greenspace members and families rode on the Timbers HayWagon in the Heartland Parade. They represented four generations of Trail Supporters. Some carried signs naming many of the Trails. The wagon  was pulled by a John Deere Tractor, driven by Parker Hendricks.  Trail guides, newsletters and brochures were freely distributed along the parade route.  See our Greenspace Facebook page for pictures!!  
Originally Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014 under Past Events


Spring Wildflower Walk
A Spring Wildflower Walk occurred on the Pirtle Trail on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at 10 am. About one dozen participants observed bloodroot, trout lilly, larkspur, etc.   The most exciting wildflower to make its appearance after such a hard winter was Harbinger of Spring.  We hope it has found suitable habitat and will return.
Originally Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014 under Past Events


Artist Ray Harm’s Nature Prints Available from Greenspace !
Greenspace has available -- in exchange for a donation -- many prints of varied sizes, numbered and signed, nature prints by the famous artist, Ray Harm. These prints are a limited quantity, since Mr. harm passed earlier this year. They are of various charming nature subjects -- too many to list. These prints may be viewed at Hallie Jane Antiques Shop in Glendale, 270-369-6001. Her shop is located near Tony York's Restaurant, Glendale, 270-369-6000. Prices are flexible. Find some that you like, and make us an offer!!! Additional Ray Harm prints may be available for viewing at the Elizabethtown Greenspace Headquarters Building. Contact Ed Sprague at 270-422-3944, to make an appointment.
Originally Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 under Past Events


Calender of 2014 Events
Sat., April 5 --- Spring Wildflower Walk; Pirtle Trailhead;10 am.
Thurs., April 10 --- Earth Fair Day; ECTC; 12 to 6:30 pm. Program at 6:30 pm.
Sat., May 17 --- Master Gardeners Ext. Office; Plant Fair Day; 
Sat.,; June 14 -- Running Soles Trail Run: 5K & 1K Kids Run at Freeman Lake.
June 15 ---  Dr. Paul Gerard's Turtle Talk/Walk; Haycraft Mill Trailhead, time 2:00 pm.
July 19 -- Running Soles Trail Run: 8K & 1 K Kids Run at Freeman Lake. Sat., August 16 -- Running Soles Trail Run: 10K & 1K Kids Run.
Sat., August 23rd  ---  Bluegrass Cellular 5K walk/run.  POC Bluegrass Office, 2902 Ring Rd., E'town. 
Sat., August 23 --- Heartland Parade Float. Forty Years/Four Generations.
Sun., October 12 -- - GSP 40th Year Anniversary Celebration; location Fairfield Inn, E'town.
October 18  ---  ECTC Biology Club Trail Clean-Up Event
 Sat., November 15 ---- Trivia Night!!!; Pritchard Comm.Cntr. ; 7 until 10 pm.
 Other Trail clean-up events: volunteer groups and dates vary.
Originally Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014 under Past Events

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The Winning Team hold their Certificates declaring them Masters of Trivi..ology! The Winning Team hold their Certificates declaring them Masters of Trivi..ology!

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The Winning Team hold their Certificates declaring them Masters of Trivi..ology!QuizWizard, Dr. Tony Smith, is seen with his wife, Theresa and daughters Natalie and Audrey.  Sean Southard and Matthew Woodbury were on the Scoring Team also.


Trivia Night 2014 !!!
Dr. Tony Smith, QuizWizard, commanded a Second Annual Trivia Night at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown,  on Saturday, November 15th, 2014.  Once again, a near-capacity crowd enjoyed a night of fun-filled mental challenges!  The winning table was Table No. 1 - The Backaches!  They are Phyllis Lonneman, Charles Dowell, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Stacey Bishop, Patrick Grey, Toni Goode and Kelly Easton.  Photos are posted on the Greenspace Facebook page.
Originally Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014 under Past Events


Trivia Night 2013 Resulted in a Hotly-Competitive Contest.

The Winners of the Hotly-Competitive Trivia Night Contest of Nov. 2, 2013, are members of the Dyrdek Family.   Carly, R.J. and Bev Dyrdek, Chris Harruff, Alex , Susan and Tim Singer all exhibited their Certificates proclaiming them Masters of Trivi .. ology!    The Second-Place Team lost the contest by only one point!   Members were George and Paula Tymitz, Don & Ruth Reichert, Stuart and Jacob Couch, and Richard Keys.    The entire crowd of about 200 participants, thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Tony Smith’s clever and challenging trivia questions.  

 Tony’s family provided skilled scoring and technical support.    Trivia questions were projected on-screen via a Power Point projector.   Contest scoring of the 30 teams was also projected.   The crowd enthusiastically and loudly appreciated the real-time results.   See photos on the Greenspace Facebook Page.
Originally Published on Friday, September 27, 2013 under Past Events