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Looking for recreation in Louisville?

There is a lot to do in Louisville, KY. Whether you are looking to go on a picnic, canoeing, mountain biking or hiking some trails Louisville has you covered. Louisville parks offer many of these sun adventures and much more.

Here is a list of some parks and recreation areas in or near Louisville, KY.


The Parklands of Floyd’s Fork

This is an area that offer several park and recreation areas within it.

Whether you prefer a smooth, paved road, or a rugged dirt trail, The Parklands offers a great biking experience. Choose your route based on the trail usage, distance and difficulty and get started. You can also canoe at this park or play in the all new splash pad and playground areas. For more information about these parks, please visit https://www.theparklands.org/.


Louisville Extreme Park

The Louisville Extreme Park is one of the nation’s best skate parks, with awesome features, including a 24 foot full-pipe! The park offers a great balance of street-style, transition style and vert. The public skate park is owned by Louisville Metro Government and operated by Metro Parks. For more information about this park, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/park-list/david-armstrong-extreme-park.


Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park’s main feature is the 2.4-mile Scenic Loop, with separate lanes for vehicle traffic (one-way) and recreational users. One of the original parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park provides a pastoral setting amid rolling hills, open meadows and woodlands of the Beargrass Creek valley. For more information about this park, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/park-list/cherokee-park.


Cox Park

Located next to the wonderful Ohio River this 50+ acre park features walking trails, playgrounds, a public boat ramp and wonderful views of the Ohio River. For more information about this park, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/park-list/carrie-gaulbert-cox-park.


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