List of parks in the Louisville metropolitan area

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Following is a list of parks, forests and nature preserves in the Louisville metropolitan area.

View of Downtown Louisville from the overlook atop Iroquois Park.

Louisville Metro (Jefferson County)[edit]

Frederick Law Olmsted Parks[edit]

The Jefferson Memorial Forest is the largest municipal urban forest in the United States.

The Frederick Law Olmsted Parks[1] (formerly called the Olmsted Park System) in Louisville was the last of five such systems designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.[2] All of the parks in this system are managed by Louisville Metro Parks.

Flagship[edit]

Other parks[edit]

  • Algonquin Park[3]
  • Baxter Square[4]
  • Bingham Park[5] — Originally known as Clifton Park (Locals called it Coral Park)
Walking trails in Central Park, located in the Old Louisville neighborhood.

Parkways[edit]

Other parks managed by Louisville Metro Parks[edit]

Parks not managed by Louisville Metro Parks[edit]

Louisville Waterfront Park, once an industrial wasteland, Louisville's reclaimed waterfront now features trees and walking paths

Kentucky metropolitan counties outside Jefferson[edit]

Sign at the entrance of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 25 miles south of Louisville.

Bullitt[edit]

Meade[edit]

Nelson[edit]

Oldham[edit]

  • John T. Walsh Park (La Grange)
  • Wendell Moore Park (Buckner)
  • Wilborn Park (La Grange)
  • Yew Dell Gardens (Crestwood)
  • Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve (Goshen)
  • Community Convention and Aquatic Center (Buckner)

Shelby[edit]

Spencer[edit]

Trimble[edit]

Indiana metropolitan counties[edit]

Postcard of a scene from Cherokee Park at the base of Baringer Hill, early 20th century.

Clark[edit]

Jeffersonville parks and recreation[edit]

[113]

  • Bob Hedge Park
  • Colston Park
  • Connie Seller Park
  • Highland Park
  • John Wilcoxson Park
  • Lansden Park
  • Lottie Oglesby Park
  • Meijer Little League Fields
  • Oak Park
  • Optimist Park
  • Port Fulton Park
  • Shannon Memorial Park
  • Shirley Hall Park
  • Vissing Park
  • Warder Park
  • Wathen Park

Clarksville parks and recreation[edit]

[114]

  • Ashland Park
  • Beechwood Park
  • Cedar Park
  • Colgate Park
  • Gaskell Park
  • Lapping Park
  • Little League Park
  • Midway Park
  • Moser Park
  • Parkwood Park
  • Ray Lawrence Park

Others and state parks[edit]

Harrison[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elson, Martha (2011-04-20). "Historic parks in Louisville to be named for Frederick Law Olmsted". The Courier Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  2. ^ "Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy". Olmstedparks.org. 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  3. ^ "Algonquin Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  4. ^ "Baxter Square". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  5. ^ "Bingham Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  6. ^ "Churchill Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  7. ^ "Elliott Square". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  8. ^ "Shelby Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  9. ^ "William B. Stansbury Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  10. ^ "Tyler Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  11. ^ "Victory Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  12. ^ "Wayside Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  13. ^ "Willow Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  14. ^ "35th Street Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  15. ^ "Auburndale Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  16. ^ "Ballard Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  17. ^ "Eva Bandman Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ "Beargrass Creek Greenway at Irish Hill". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  19. ^ "Beechmont Tot Lot". Archived from the original on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  20. ^ "Bellevue Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  21. ^ "Berrytown Park". Archived from the original on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  22. ^ "Black Mudd Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  23. ^ "Blue Lick Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  24. ^ "Bradley Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  25. ^ "Breslin Park". Archived from the original on 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  26. ^ "William Britt Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  27. ^ "Buechel Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  28. ^ "California Park". Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  29. ^ "Camp Taylor Memorial Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  30. ^ "Cane Run Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  31. ^ "Caperton Swamp". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  32. ^ "Castlewood Open Space". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  33. ^ "George Rogers Clark Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  34. ^ "Cliff Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  35. ^ "Clifton Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  36. ^ "Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  37. ^ "Joe Creason Park". Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  38. ^ "Crescent Hill Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  39. ^ "Crosby Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  40. ^ "Des Pres Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  41. ^ "Douglass Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  42. ^ "Dumeyer Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  43. ^ "Eastover Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  44. ^ "Eastwood Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  45. ^ "Fairmount Falls Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  46. ^ "Farman Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26.
  47. ^ "Farnsley Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  48. ^ "Fern Creek Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  49. ^ "Fisherman's Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  50. ^ "Flaget Field Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  51. ^ "Floyd's Fork Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  52. ^ "German-Paristown Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  53. ^ "William Harrison Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  54. ^ "Highview Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  55. ^ "Nelson Hornbeck Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  56. ^ "Hounz Lane Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  57. ^ "Irish Hill Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  58. ^ "Louis B. Israel Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  59. ^ "Ivy Court Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  60. ^ "Kennedy Court Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  61. ^ "Hays Kennedy Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  62. ^ "Klondike Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  63. ^ "Kulmer Reserve". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  64. ^ "Lake Dreamland Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  65. ^ "Lampton Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  66. ^ "Lannan Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  67. ^ "LaPorte Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  68. ^ "Russell Lee Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  69. ^ "Liberty Bell Playground". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  70. ^ "Long Run Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  71. ^ "Louisville Champions Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  72. ^ "Magnolia Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  73. ^ "McNeely Lake Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  74. ^ "Medora Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  75. ^ "Memorial Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  76. ^ "William F. Miles Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  77. ^ "G.G. Moore Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  78. ^ "Nightingale Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  79. ^ "Norfolk Acres Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  80. ^ "Okolona Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  81. ^ "Old Walnut/Beecher Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  82. ^ "Parkhill Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  83. ^ "Patterson Playground". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  84. ^ "PeeWee Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  85. ^ "Petersburg Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  86. ^ "Portland Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  87. ^ "Portland Wharf Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  88. ^ "Huston Quin Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  89. ^ "Ginny Reichard Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  90. ^ "Riverside Gardens Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  91. ^ "Riverview Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  92. ^ "Roberson Run Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  93. ^ "Rubel Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  94. ^ "A.B. Sawyer Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  95. ^ "Sheppard Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  96. ^ "Slevin Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  97. ^ "South Central Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  98. ^ "St. Louis Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  99. ^ "Story Avenue Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  100. ^ "Sun Valley Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  101. ^ "Sylvania Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  102. ^ "E. Leland Taylor (Jewell) Park". Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  103. ^ "Thurman Hutchins Park". Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  104. ^ "Toonerville Trolley Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  105. ^ "Twin Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  106. ^ "Charlie Vettiner Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  107. ^ "Ben Washer Park". Archived from the original on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  108. ^ "Watterson Lake Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  109. ^ "Waverly Park". Louisvilleky.gov. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  110. ^ "Westonia Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  111. ^ "Wyandotte Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  112. ^ "Charles Young Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  113. ^ "Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation". Jeffparks.org. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  114. ^ "Clarksville Parks". Clarksville Parks. Retrieved 2010-07-30.

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