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Fred's Facts

Although captivated throughout his career by large, rural parks, during his later years Frederick Law Olmsted became intrigued by the social possibilities created by small urban spaces. Small neighborhood parks, playgrounds and squares might provide opportunities for respite from the congestion and noise of urban life.

Welcome to the City of Louisville’s first public park!

Founded in 1880, the Olmsted firm made recommendations for improvements to the urban green space in 1892. It’s more formal in nature than Olmsted’s expansive, flowing designs for the urban woodland parks. His goal was to bring neighborhood residents together for casual interaction.

Park Details

Located at: 301 S 12th St., 40203 (Twelfth and Jefferson Streets)

Size: 3.99 acres

Amenities:
Basketball
Community Center
Picnic shelter
Playground
Spray pool

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