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

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

Park Details

1340 S 4th Street, 40208
(4th and W Magnolia Ave)
16.67 acres
Facility Reservations
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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