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Frederick Law Olmsted noted that parks were beneficial for “the healthfully soothing and refreshing effect which experience proves is exercised upon people escaping from the splendor and bustle, the confinement disturbance of towns, into the midst of spacious natural scenery.”
The park is described as an oasis of green sandwiched between residential properties on the east, industrial to the north and west, and retail on the south. Once called Eclipse Park, what is now Elliott Park hosted Major League Baseball home games for Louisville’s team, The Colonels, until 1892 when the park was destroyed by a fire. Throughout the development of Elliott Park the baseball field remained a central fixture.
Located at: 630 S 28th St., 40211 (28th and Magazine Streets)
Size: 3.98 acres