By Karl Schmitt
Louisville Sports Commission
Bill Lamb recently shared his observations about appreciating the health and vibrancy of Louisville's downtown, and its many offerings for those who visit our great city.
If you think downtown has a lot to offer now, just imagine how things will be in three years. Construction around the bridges will be complete, Waterfront Park's expansion into West Louisville will have begun, the renovation and expansion of the Convention Center will be finished and, hopefully, we will have broken ground on a new pro soccer stadium.
These amenities are for all of us to enjoy, so as our downtown improves, let's make a pledge to visit downtown and become more active during the next three years.
There are numerous options. Get involved with the Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle, held annually on Labor Day and Memorial Day. On Oct. 11th, come to 4th Street Live! to cheer on the amazing IRONMAN athletes as they cross the finish line. Walk the Big Four Bridge from our waterfront to Southern Indiana. Run or walk the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 24th, on a fabulous course that starts and finishes on Main Street. Or bring your skateboard or bike to the newly expanded Louisville Extreme Park.
Let's take advantage of everything downtown has to offer to help improve our community's fiscal health AND your physical health.
I'm Karl Schmitt, with the Louisville Sports Commission. And that's my Point of View.