Summertime in Olmsted Parks: Free Activities for Grown-ups and Kids!

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.

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.

Modern Spraygrounds

Traditional Spraypads

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.

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.

 

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