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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. The Olmsted Brothers’ design for the pergola was for it to be a visual accent but also a magnetic attraction for visitors to walk into the park and discover its beauty.

Key Features & Amenities

  • Amphitheater
  • Arbor
  • Memorial
  • Pergola
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sprayground
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

Central Park is also home to the annual summer performances of William Shakespeare which have been held in the amphitheater since 1960.

Old Louisville Live

Central Park is also home to Old Louisville Live, presented by the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council who host free concerts in Central Park in April, May, August and September.

PARK DETAILS

Location
1340 S 4th Street, 40208
({ Cross-street})
Size
16.67 acres
Facility Reservations
502-368-5865
Hours
6 am – 11 pm
Fred Facts
Iroquois Park was nicknamed “Louisville’s Yellowstone” because of its mature forest that blankets the hillsides.

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