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Address: Fourth & Magnolia Avenues, Louisville, KY
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Jog, walk, or just relax on a bench in this picturesque park in the...

Jog, walk, or just relax on a bench in this picturesque park in the heart of Historic Old Louisville.

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Disappointing Park

We visited the park expecting a Frederick Law Olmstead park to be exceptional. One look at the condition of the park and we decided to drive past it. The grass was not mown and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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155 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is big enough for kids to run, kick a soccer ball or play in the water "fountain" (which was a large concrete area- not too creative but at least kids can get get and run around). Adults can enjoy benches under the large old trees. There's a stage and concession stand for events and bathrooms which are open... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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144 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited the park expecting a Frederick Law Olmstead park to be exceptional. One look at the condition of the park and we decided to drive past it. The grass was not mown and must have been six inches high. Branches wee on the ground. It looked horrible and we drove on.

Thank ValGary2014
Evansville, Indiana
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We needed something to fill-in between planned activities on recent trip to L'ville and this fit time and area. This was a family trip so was not sure how the teenagers would react to Shakespeare but was pleasantly surprised. The acting was far better than expected and the park atmosphere was great! While I did not have a drink it... More 

Thank ColonelTim
Louisville, Kentucky
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164 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Central Park offers a great open grassy area for relaxing, walking or just sitting and watching the birds. It's very shaded and offers good relief for the built-up area of residential homes and complexes around it. It could be better maintained -- there are often limbs down.

Thank IGoByHarley
Nashville, Tennessee
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543 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I truly enjoyed the mature trees, and beautiful peaceful surroundings of this small park near Old Town Louisville. It appears to be very pet friendly for those of you wanting to walk the pups. I would attach a visit here when visiting other things in the area, but not seek it out for a visit there alone. I read on... More 

Thank Patty L
Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I lived in an apartment complex two blocks from this park for almost a year. It's not spectacular but it is a refreshing bit of nature in the middle of an urban landscape. There were several occasions when other patrons in the park made me feel uncomfortable and I rarely spent more than 15 minutes there. It's NOT a gem... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a large and beautiful park in the center of Old Louisville. Many new trees have been added in recent years. The existing trees require maintenance and trimming that has not been done.

Thank Randy S
Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank 1911rocks
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70 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Thank neverlandalice
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371 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 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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