Central Park

Designed by the Olmsted brothers, the sixteen acre Central Park in Old Louisville was purchased from the DuPont family in 1904.

Originally designed and can currently be described as a green oasis within the urban fabric of Old Louisville. It is characterized by elaborate walkways and border plantings which focus attention on the pergola that dominate the high ground in the center of the park. Annual summer performances of William Shakespeare are held in the amphitheater and have been since 1960.

Key Features & Amenities

  • Amphitherater
  • Arbor
  • Memorial
  • Pergola
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sprayground
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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