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.

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

Key Features & Amenities

  • Amphitherater
  • Arbor
  • Memorial
  • Pergola
  • Picnic Table
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sprayground
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Fred Facts
The 1974 tornado destroyed eighty percent of Cherokee Park’s hardwood trees and galvanized new support for restoring the parks.

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