Join Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Certified Tour Guide Denise Davis and learn about the fascinating history of Shelby Park.
Designed by the Olmsted Firm in 1907, this historic 16-acre neighborhood park was at one time one of the busiest and most popular parks in Louisville. You’ll learn interesting details about the Carnegie library, three different swimming pools and a prize-winning toy orchestra, and much more. (Did you know the first public use of a phonograph in Louisville was at Shelby Park?)
Meet in front of Carnegie Library for this tour, which is a very easy walk on flat terrain and This tour is wheelchair accessible.
Dress for warm weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a water bottle and meet 5-10 minutes prior to tour start. Feel free to bring a walking stick. Leashed dogs and children accompanied by an adult are welcome!
Street parking is available around perimeter of park.