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Help keep Louisville’s Waterfront beautiful!

The Waterfront Development Corporation maintains, programs and develops Waterfront Park for the enjoyment of the community. WDC is a non-profit organization, so we rely heavily on donations that go toward park maintenance and upkeep, and special projects. Donations of any amount are so helpful and very much appreciated!

Donations to Waterfront Park also help keep events like the WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays concert series and Waterfront 4th of July celebration free to the public!


You can donate a bench or a bench swing in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, and we will make and install a simple plaque on the backrest. The donation amount would be:

  • Bench – $5,000
  • Bench Swing – $7,000

The donation amount for a tree is $500, which covers a minimum 3″ caliper tree, materials, and labor. Tree choices may include Elm, Oak and Sycamore, and possibly other varieties, depending on the need at the time of your donation. Tree planting is generally done in the fall. We do not install plaques on or near trees due to maintenance and vandalism, but we would be happy to coordinate a small ceremony where the donor and his guests can help plant/mulch the tree.

To talk to us about donating a bench, swing, or tree, please email us or give us a call at 502.574.3768.

Music is better on grass!

While supplies last, if you donate $5 or more, you can request a “Music is better on grass” decal, if you donate $30 or more you can request a free “Music is better on grass” Waterfront Park t-shirt (indicate in the comment section on PayPal that you would like a t-shirt and your choice of size, SM – 2X.) Limit one t-shirt per donation.  If you donate $50 or more, you can request both a decal and a t-shirt.

Music is better on grass tee

Donations may go toward:

  • Waterfront Park Phase IV
  • A proactive maintenance/upkeep program to keep the Big Four® bridge lights burning
  • The Waterfront Park Clean Team job program for area youth
  • And other park projects

clean team


Please help keep Waterfront Park beautiful and welcoming to the public! Gifts are tax deductible.

If you are interested in donating to the park, you can do so securely online using Paypal (with or without a Paypal account) by clicking on the “Donate” button.

Waterfront Park Donations/Pledge Sheet

If you prefer, you can download a pledge sheet to complete and mail to us with your check. Please make your check payable to “Waterfront Development Corporation” and mail to:

Attn: Donations
Waterfront Development Corporation
129 East River Road
Louisville, KY 40202

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at 502.574.3768 or by email.


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Thank you for your support!