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

Location
1340 S 4th Street, 40208
(4th and W Magnolia Ave)
Size
16.67 acres
Facility Reservations
502-368-5865
Hours
6 am – 11 pm
Fred Facts
Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape design for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 was a model for Disney’s Experimental Prototype of the Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT).

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