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Parks and nature in Louisville

Top parks

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“Famous for the Kentucky Derby. Even if you cannot participate on Derby Week, you can still enjoy the sites and sounds of Kentucky's most exciting and beautiful grounds. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
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“Great place to go when you don't know exactly what you want to do, but you still want to go sightseeing. Amazing views and is a great place to run. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
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“Forecastle summer Wednesday free concerts Chow Wagon Belle of Louisville Big Four Bridge Botanical Gardens Thunder over Louisville World Fest ”
  • 55 locals recommend
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“Perfect for families or solo adventurers. There's a large path for those who want to run or walk through the park, as well as large and lazy wooden swings and a full playground with water park for children. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
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“The entrance to Seneca park is a 10 minute walk from our Airbnb. This park is part of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy that protects, restores & enhances Louisville's 17 historic parks. Other parks recommend are Cherokee, Iroquois & Shawnee.”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“A nice park to visit, especially when it’s been very dry. You can walk out onto the fossil beds when the water is very low. (Take the Second Street bridge to avoid the I-65 toll bridge.) Park is free but there is an admission fee to walk through the Discovery Center. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Forest
“Trail running, Zip lining, hiking and camping! Amazing scenery. Longest trails upwards of 15-20 miles long round trip. Hikes range from easy to hard in difficulty. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“10 minute walk to open green space in the heart of historic Old Louisville. June-August nightly Shakespeare performances and concerts. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Known locally as the Mag. A true Louisville experience but don't expect fancy. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Seneca Park is a great place to take kiddos, with a great playground, tennis courts, and open fields with likely a pick-up game of your choosing.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Huge park, walking trails, picnic areas, and a small lake. (But don't feed the ducks!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“This Music festival is a wonderful local offering that happens once a month in the warmer months. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“walking distance, perfect for a walk with young children and feed the geese”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Take a stroll along the river. You can walk all the way to Jeffersonville if you're feeling up to it!”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
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