Baxter Square

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.

Key Features & Amenities

  • Basketball
  • Community Center
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Sprayground
  • Tennis
Fred Facts
Totaling 1200 acres, the parks were designed to offer a complete range of park experiences as defined by Olmsted, from civic gatherings and social interactions to organized athletics and personal recreation.

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