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Central Park

Fourth & Magnolia Avenues, Louisville, KY (Old Louisville)
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Ranked #65 of 81 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Parks
Description: Jog, walk, or just relax on a bench in this picturesque park in the heart of Historic Old Louisville.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ok. So they have a tennis court. I was approached by a prostitute in broad daylight and when refused she eventually flagged down a car. When I tried to use the bathroom, I had to wake an old homeless guy who got angry. Some shady guys were just hanging around. I see no reason to go back. There are much... More

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57 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Of course, this is not that Central Park of New York City. Yet, it is spacious, with shady tall trees and clean paths to walk through. Squirrels are found everywhere, not scared of people and not annoying, either. There was an outdoor theater for different kinds of performances. The afternoon I was there, there was a young band playing some... More

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148 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We spent an hour relaxing at the park this morning. I was stunningly quiet. We saw three or four people walking their dogs, but it was mostly squirrels and cicadas that had the run of the place. I would recommend you stop in if you are walking through old Louisville during the day. Not sure about the night but we... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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99 reviews 99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

FORGET THIS PLACE...unless you want to see a special event, Shakespeare in the Park (Free ), or take a brief break while walking around the historical homes in the immediate area like St James and Belgravia Court. There is too much talk about safety on this site. Yes, there are occasionally homeless people, and yes, there are occasionally people that... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This is one of the "pockets" in the Old Louisville area that's a bit scarey. As we cut through the park to view the St. James Fountain, there were homeless people sleeping on the ground there. We were also bummed for money and cigarettes. I'm not rich my any means and I, myself, struggle to keep a car on the... More

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Yorkville, IL
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136 reviews 136 reviews
39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011 via mobile

Took the kids here to run around and burn off energy between stops. Lots of playground equipment and water fountains for kidd to run through.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

Every summer we go to Shakespeare in the Park for a free outdoor play. It's never something to right home about and sometimes the set and costume design is too over the top modern, but we still have a good time. Hey it's free, right? The park itself is really small. It's close to Old Louisville which has the best... More

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