Celebrate Earth Day at River View Park!

You're invited to celebrate Earth Day 2022 at River View Park's Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 W. Main Street in Frankfort

Agenda for Earth Day 2022 at River View Park

Friday, April 22, 2022!

5 PM - 8 PM --- Visit with local vendors: organizations & businesses who support the Planet

5:30 PM Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Paul Vincelli - Climate Change - The Threat.  Is it surmountable?



Recognition of Supporters, Co-sponsors, and Donors - Together Frankfort's Chair Barbara Hadley Smith

Earth Day Recognition of Local Businesses who Invest in the Planet!  Presentation by Together Frankfort's Earth Day Committee

Questions & Answer Session - Plans for Earth Day 2023?


​​River View Park

Meet at Ward Oates Amphitheater

520 West Main, Frankfort, Kentucky

(photo at right - seating available)

Hosts for the 20222 Earth Day: 

Together Frankfort; City of Frankfort Parks and Recreation; Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office; others to be added soon!

Parking: Parking is available at on West Main Street, near the Ward Oates Amphitheater. 

Park Description:  Kentucky River View Park runs along both banks of the Kentucky River alongside Wilkinson Street in downtown Frankfort. Several trail-side panels tell about Frankfort’s many connections to the Kentucky River. A memorial stone commemorates the junction of Kentucky’s three original counties at the mouth of Benson Creek, a Kentucky River tributary.

The park offers hiking trails – part of an extensive city-wide system - and a picnic shelter and boat dock.  Canoes and kayaks can be rented here during summertime.

Located at the south end of the park is Frankfort’s Ward Oates Amphitheatre, which provides a serene setting for musical and theatrical presentations. One of the park’s popular features is the Farmers’ Market Pavilion, where shoppers can obtain local vegetables, fruit, meat, flowers, and other produce, on market days. The Farmers’ Market is at the west end of Broadway.

Before the program at 5 PM, you're invited to take a Walk in the Park:  This park's walking trail leads from the amphitheater to the parking area for the dock, all on the trail path. The importance of the river to Kentucky's history, industry, tourism, and culture is represented by art installations, recreations of stone fences, historic markers, and amazing views of the Kentucky River.  Enjoy the Kentucky River View Park on Earth Day and any day!

Christian Wilkins

Thank you for donating to Together Frankfort!

Thank you to our Supporters and Cosponsors!

City of Frankfort's Parks & Recreation

​Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

Dr. Paul Vincelli, University of Kentucky

Paul is Extension Professor & Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor in the UK Department of Plant Pathology. He serves as UK’s Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE). He has provided outreach on climate change and agriculture in Kentucky and beyond, including at national and international scientific conferences.

He has a particular interest in the relationship of food-system practices to sustainability. He considers human-induced climate change as an important but surmountable threat to the food security and food sovereignty of future generations, as well as to the conservation of biodiversity. 

Celebrate Earth Day with Together Frankfort & Frankfort's City Parks!

Dr. Paul Vincelli, University of Kentucky, Sustainable Agriculture

Jody Thompson, Kentucky State University

Thompson's role as an Interim Research and Extension Associate in Forestry, at Kentucky State University, provides the background for his discussion of forest ecology.

Prior to his work at Kentucky State University, Thompson served as the Woods and Waters Land Trust Executive Director,  practicing his training as an ecologist, educator and horticulturist helping people understand and improve their natural areas. His background also includes working as an ecological planner and as a forest health specialist with Kentucky's Division of Forestry.