Louisville Parks and Recreation is hosting an open house at the Joe Creason Park administration building, 1297 Trevilian Way, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

“Our department headquarters is a lovely sight to behold during the holiday season,” said Seve Ghose, director of parks and recreation. “We’d like to invite the public to come and see it in person, and also have the opportunity to discuss the issues that they see as important, with our professional staff.”

For the third consecutive year, the department will also be installing a “Wish Tree” in front of the building. In 2015 and 2016, approximately 1,000 visitors hung wishes for their hopes and dreams for the future on the Wish Tree, a 15-foot Dogwood located in front of the building, located off Trevilian Way across from the Louisville Zoo.

A mailbox located adjacent to the tree, holding pencils and tags to be used for the wishes, will be installed by the end of the week. Wishes can be hung at the tree through January 2018.

Also at the open house, the public will have the opportunity to meet several new members of the parks and recreation management team and weigh in on recent discussion topics with Director Ghose, including the department’s attempt to curb vandalism throughout the system and streamline its budget.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (502) 574-7275 or e-mail parks@louisvilleky.gov.