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.

Other parks
Walking trails in Central Park, located in the Old Louisville neighborhood.
  • Algonquin Parkway
  • Eastern Parkway
  • Northwestern Parkway
  • Southern Parkway
  • Southwestern Parkway

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 of Jefferson[edit]

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





  • 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)



Indiana metropolitan counties[edit]

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


Jeffersonville parks and recreation[8]
  • 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 [9]
  • 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


See also[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". 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Eastwood Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Farman Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Liberty Bell Playground". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Louisville Champions Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Nightingale Park". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. 
  8. ^ Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation
  9. ^ "Clarksville Parks". Clarksville Parks. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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