Louisville Area Parks

Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park's main feature is the 2.4-mile Scenic Loop, with separate lanes for vehicle traffic (one-way) and recreational users. One of the original parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park provides a pastoral setting amid rolling hills, open meadows and woodlands of the Beargrass Creek valley.

Louisville Zoo

Currently exhibiting more than 1,500 animals on 134 acres of natural settings representing zoogeographical areas, specific habitat types or special education areas including: Glacier Run, Africa, Islands, New World Exhibits , Australian Outback, the HerpAquarium and the Metazoo Education Center. The Zoo’s award-winning Islands, Gorilla Forest and Glacier Run exhibits have been recognized by AZA for their excellence and innovation.

The Big Four Bridge

The Big Four Bridge is a six-span former railroad truss bridge that crosses the Ohio River, connecting Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana. It is open for pedestrian and bicycle use 24 hours a day.

Waterfront Park

From the Great Lawn to the Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Waterfront Park is truly the emerald heart of this city by the river. Read about our park's history, check out the photo galleries, or go to the maps section to get driving directions and find your way around the park once you get here.