Shelby Park

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Fred's Facts

Frederick Law Olmsted’s “picturesque” style is seen in step and broken terrain, planted thickly with ground covers, shrubs, vines and creepers to achieve an effect of profusion and mystery.

This formal 16-acre park was named for Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby.

The Olmsted Firm took great care to arrange many recreational facilities along with a bandstand at the center of the park. Adjoining this lovely, neighborhood park is the Shelby Park Community Center, an original Carnegie Libary.

Park Details

Located at: 600 E Oak St., 40203 (Oak St. east of Jackson St. and Clay Street)

Size: 16 acres

Shelby Park Community Center
600 East Oak Street, 40203



Ball field
Basketball (2)
Picnic shelter
Tennis (3)
Walking path (0.6 mile)

Park Maps

Street Map
Park Map

Master Plan

Shelby Park Master Plan Part1

Shelby Park Master Plan Part2