Louisville’s parks system includes 120 parks covering 13,000 acres of land. Frederick Law Olmsted – famous for his work on New York City’s Central Park – designed 17 parks and six parkways within Louisville's park system. Louisville is home to one of only four completed Olmsted systems in the world.

Big Four Bridge

This decommissioned railroad bridge was converted into a pedestrian bridge linking Louisville’s Waterfront Park to Jeffersonville, Indiana over the Ohio River.

Location1101 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202

Central Park

Central Park is home to the Old Louisville Visitor Center and Kentucky Shakespeare, as well as tennis courts, walking paths and playgrounds.

Location1340 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208

Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park offers an array of outdoor activities, including archery ranges, basketball courts, golf courses, multi-use fields and more.

Location745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206

Falls of the Ohio State Park

The Falls of the Ohio gives visitors a unique opportunity to hike across one of the world’s most accessible Devonian-age fossil beds.

Location201 W Riverside Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129

Iroquois Park

Iroquois Park features an old growth forest, panoramic views at the North Overlook and an amphitheater that accommodates 2,366 people.

Location2120 Rundill Rd, Louisville, KY 40214

The Parklands of Floyd’s Fork

The Parklands comprises four major parks covering nearly 4,000 acres featuring walking paths, canoe launches, recreational fields and more.

LocationBeckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245

Seneca Park

Seneca Park is home to ballfields, basketball courts, golf courses, multi-use fields, tennis courts, paved walking paths and natural trailheads.

Location3151 Pee Wee Reese Road, Louisville, KY 40207

Waterfront Botanical Gardens

The gardens feature a variety of plant species from the region, sculptures, fountains, classrooms and more. Location1435 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Waterfront Park

Ranked #3 Best Riverwalks in USA Today's Readers’ Choice Awards 2023, Waterfront Park connects downtown with neighborhoods along the Ohio River. Location129 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202

University of Louisville

2301 S. 3rd St.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292