List of Parks in the Louisville Metropolitan Area
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List of Parks in the Louisville Metropolitan Area

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)

Frederick Law Olmsted Parks

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
Other parks
Walking trails in Central Park, located in the Old Louisville neighborhood.
Parkways

Other parks managed by Louisville Metro Parks

Parks not managed by Louisville Metro Parks

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

Kentucky metropolitan counties outside Jefferson

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

Bullitt

Meade

Nelson

Oldham

  • 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

Spencer

Trimble

Indiana metropolitan counties

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

Clark

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

Harrison

See also

References

  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 . 
  2. ^ "Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy". Olmstedparks.org. 2010-06-12. Retrieved . 
  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 . 

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