Projects

10.03.2016
Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks more >
09.14.2016
Iroquois Park North Overlook is Open! more >
08.24.2016
Opportunity for Healthy Change more >
08.18.2016
Iroquois Park Switchback Trail – CLOSED more >
08.18.2016
Bridges of Cherokee Park RENOVATION more >

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Fred's Facts

Iroquois Park was nicknamed “Louisville’s Yellowstone”. Frederick Law Olmsted’s design took advantage of the rugged terrain and the drama of the mature woodlands and scenic overlooks. At the heart of the park is a 10,000-year-old forest that blankets the knob’s steep hillsides with a great variety of rare plants and animals.

Projects

Upgrades for Algonquin Park

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March 28, 2011

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Metro Parks Department started last year working on many new improvements to Algonquin Park.  Improvements include a new, 800-square foot pavilion, a 3/8 mile concrete walking path, a new football field with goal posts, a new baseball field with backstop and renovated bathrooms along with new benches and accessible picnic areas.

In addition to the aesthetic improvements, access to the park will also be improved for pedestrians and vehicles. Two new entrances from Beech Street at the northeast and northwest corners of the park will be created, as well as new pedestrian access to the park from Dr. W. J. Hodges Street. There will also be increased parking on Burwell Avenue for the park and a new service road for the park’s outdoor swimming pool. The project is due to be completed by early 2011.