A Louisville native and self-proclaimed life-long student, Dan Jones has a vision for the future Louisville landscape. And his vision is coming to life.
Jones is the Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Parks, a non-profit organization seeking to develop a 4,000 to 5,000-acre park and trail system in the last major undeveloped corridor surrounding Louisville. Jones grew up near Cherokee Park and sets out to repeat what Fredrick Law Olmstead Parks have previously done for Louisville with the 21st Century Parks initiative.
Jones oversees the planning, design, and construction of the new parks. Since the park’s initiative in 2002, the project is on the fast track to having the first phase of construction complete in 5 to 7 years.
Jones previously worked as a real estate developer and owned a golf center. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, running and reading.