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Published Aug 8, 2013
Updated Oct 22, 2016
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Seneca Park is located near Bowman Field, at the intersection of Cannons Lane and Pee Wee Reese Rd., just south of I 64 east of downtown and consists of 526 sprawling acres.

Seneca Park

Featured amenities include baseball diamonds, basketball courts, paved bike trail, cross country trail, field hockey field, horseback trails, tennis courts and an 18 hole golf course.

This park is very spacious and offers a variety of activities for many interests.

Iroquois Park

Iroquois Park was designed by Frederick Olmsted and features many breathtaking vistas. It is also home to the Iroquois Amphitheater which holds up to 2407 persons for events and concerts of all kinds.

This park is approximately 725 acres in size and located in the southern part of Louisville just south of the Watterson Expressway where Taylor Blvd., Southern Parkway and New Cut Rd. come together.

Featured amenities include an archery range, paved bike trail, walking paths, a catch and release fishing lake, horse riding trails, tennis courts and a Disc golf course.

The vast size and long list of amenities available at this park make it a very popular destination.

Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park was also designed by Frederick Olmstead. This park is located in the Highlands between Cherokee and Eastern Parkways, east of downtown and Bardstown Rd. It is approximately 389 acres and offers some of the best scenery in Louisville.

Featured amenities include an archery range, basketball courts, a paved bike trail, a dog run, fishing lake, hiking and horseback trails, spray pool, a 2.4 mile scenic loop multi use paved path that runs through the entire park and a 9 hole golf course.

Whether you are looking to relax or get in a vigorous walk or ride Cherokee Park should fit the bill.

Waterfront Park

This 85 acre park is located along the city’s waterfront in downtown. Waterfront Park is host to the annual Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display which kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival every year in April and the annual Waterfront Independence Festival in July. It is also host to many concerts and special events throughout the year, including Waterfront Wednesdays sponsored by WFPK. Waterfront Wednesdays is a series of FREE concerts by popular national recording artists held on the last Wednesday of each month from April through September.

Amenities include a playground, bike and walking trails, the Harbor Lawn, the soon to be redeveloped Big Four Bridge on the east side of the park and, of course, lots of green space. The Great Lawn is the centerpiece of the park.

This is a very popular gathering spot and always an exciting place to be with a great view of the Ohio River.

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