Summertime in Olmsted Parks: Free Activities for Grown-ups and Kids!
June 29, 2016
Movies at Iroquois Park: Grab the kids or plan a date night and head to Iroquois Amphitheater for a free movie! Movies include classics, sci-fi, comedies and more. Doors open at 7:30 pm and shows start at 8:30 pm.
- 7/11/16, “San Andreas”
- 7/16/16, “Minions”
- 7/18/16, “Shaun the Sheep”
- 7/25/16, “Star Wars-The Force Awakens”
- 8/13/16, “Spectre”
Shakespeare in Central Park: This is 56th season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park! There are 11 weeks, 7 productions, and 64 performances from June 1-August 14, 2016. The plays are performed in one of Louisville’s most beautiful parks in a historic neighborhood, you can count on great food trucks, and you’ll leave more cultured than when you arrived! Details here.
Hiking, Bike Riding, Tennis, and more: There are plenty of trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, and safe places to ride bikes in the Olmsted Parks, and all of them are free.
Spraygrounds: Heat and humidity slowing you down? Kids’ complaining it’s too hot to play outside? Visit one of the 14 spraygrounds in the Olmsted Parks.
- Algonquin Park
- Baxter Square
- Iroquois Park
- Shawnee Park
- Shelby Park
- Bingham Park
- Boone Square Park
- Central Park
- Cherokee Park
- Chickasaw Park
- Elliott Square Park
- Tyler Park
- Victory Park
- William Stansbury Park
Summer Day Camp: Located in historic Chickasaw Park, the free Park-It Nature Camps offered by Olmsted Parks Conservancy in partnership with The Nature Center are a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about the great outdoors, while being in the great outdoors! Register here.
- July 18-22 Camp Earth Stuff for ages 10-12
- July 25-29 Camp Earth Stuff for ages 6-9
Walk with a Doc: Offered by KentuckyOne Health: A great opportunity to improve your health while enjoying a beautiful park! Offered in Iroquois Park the third Saturday of every month and Shawnee Park. Details here.