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Historic Crescent Hill


Louisville's most visited park offers opportunities for fishing, horseback riding, softball, tennis, basketball, golf, bicycling, jogging and picnicking. Discover the beautiful spring wildflowers in the area of Cherokee Park obscured from the road.

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E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park


This phenomenal 369-acre park offers some of Kentucky's finest recreation facilities, including a gym, indoor courts, weight room, meeting room, Olympic-sized pool, fitness and nature trails, soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, BMX track, arts and crafts classes, and picnic area. Special events include radio-controlled air shows, tournaments, a triathlon, and the Corn Island Storytelling Festival.

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Kentucky Fair And Expo Center
Iroquois Park


The Iroquois Park offers tennis and basketball courts, horseback riding, picnic tables, a walking trail, and scenic outlooks. The park also has an amphitheater where various entertainment events are held and an 18-hole golf course. Part of a renewal program for three large metropolitan parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Louisville Riverfront and Riverwalk

Enjoy seven miles of scenic trails along the Ohio River from Fourth Street to Chickasaw Park. Beautiful landscape of water fountains, wooded forests and historic markers.

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Louisville Nature Center & Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve


Enjoy watching a variety of migrant birds, as well as partaking in hiking, picnicking and nature study. Dedicated in February, 1982, this 41-acre woodland is located near Joe Creason Park and the Louisville Zoological Gardens in Jefferson County. Managed by the Louisville Nature Center, it is an amazing wildlife site with many sighting opportunities.

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Falls of the Ohio State Park


The falls boast the only naturally exposed fossil beds in the entire 981-mile Ohio River. The inspiration for much of John James Audubon's work, the 220 acres of land are inhabited by more than 125 species of fish and 265 bird species. Visitors can enjoy hiking and picnicking in the park; the views from the Interpretive Center are awesome.

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Louisville Waterfront Park
Photo courtesy of Amber Nolan


Something for everyone! Pathways along the Ohio River for walking and jogging, a facility for special events such as festivals and concerts, spacious lawn for soccer, football or Frisbee, and quiet places to read, relax or picnic.

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New Albany
Shawnee Park


Park offers lovely acreage for family fun in a natural setting. Enjoy a playground, picnic tables, basketball court, tennis courts, playground, and softball field. Browse through more than 45,000 book titles at the Library of Graham.

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