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Address: Fourth & Magnolia Avenues, Louisville, KY

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

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

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Nice park near Millionaires row.

This park was designed by the same person that did Central Park in New York City. Lots of grass and trees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bellflower, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free productions of Shakespeare plays all summer long for over 50 years. Food trucks supply the eats, and there is a bar should you care to partake. Picnic tables nearby, bring your own food or sample the food trucks. Police substation on site. Safe, family friendly, and free! Great event.

Thank Gary P
Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the summer every night they do free outdoor theatre of different Shakespeare plays. We saw Romeo and Juliet. It was OK, acting a little amateurish, but I love organizations that support and promote the arts so I whole-heartedly endorse going to see the play in the park (plus it is free). Go support Shakespeare in the Park.

Thank msa23_2000
Bellflower, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park was designed by the same person that did Central Park in New York City. Lots of grass and trees.

Thank barbcatw
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This one block square park in Old Louisville is a multi purpose site. It is a quiet place to walk, sit and read a book, and just enjoy the mature trees. In the summer it has a water feature that lets the kids run and cool off. It houses a police substation for the neighborhood. It is the home of... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

It was a nice piece of flat land. Nothing was going on the day we were there. There did seem to be an ampitheatre/benches & stage. This is right across the street from the Conrad Caldwell House. It would be a nice place to walk.

Thank rustydog828
West Chester, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We walked around this park. Keep in mind it was January, cold and snowy so shows weren't going on and flowers weren't blooming. Given all that, it was a nice area to walk, but I'd recommend walking the area across the street in Old Louisville. It is much more interesting and pretty!

Thank Brittany P
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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 

Thank Sunflowerthailand
Greenville, South Carolina
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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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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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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

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