85 Acres of Possibility [Louisville Newbie]

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Being relatively new to the city of Louisville I have been in search of things to do. In the process of finding ways to get out and about in a new city, I have taken to exploring some of the local destinations. One location that I have visited several times now, and thoroughly enjoy, is Waterfront Park.

Located on the north side of Downtown Louisville Waterfront park boasts 85 acres of:

  • Green space
  • Shaded trails
  •  Family friendly water play areas
  • Breezy views of the Ohio River
  • Even a tribute to one of Kentucky’s native sons; 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln

If you are the outdoors type and in search of things to do in Louisville Waterfront Park is a destination for you.  All in one place you can find pick-up soccer games and great trails to take your dog on for a walk. (Remember your leash and bags to clean up after your four legged friend. Waterfront Park is not technically a dog park and it is vital to be respectful of other park goers.) The park is very well maintained as I have never encountered overgrown grass or overbearing tree limbs. The fact that the city would set aside this much prime real estate purely to add enjoyment to residents’ lives is a testament to the culture here in Louisville.

On top of these constantly available amenities, Waterfront Park also hosts events on a regular basis. Some of these events are free while others will put you back a few bucks.  Most seem to be sponsored by independent organizations, as opposed to the park itself, which means that attendance can be a great way to find organizations that you might want to interact with in the area. Take a moment to check out the “Events” page on their website to get involved in the next 5K or a session of Yoga in the Park. Waterfront Park is one of the city’s many public parks. Thus far in my tenure here in town it is my favorite.

About Chris Swank
I am a freelance writer who is looking to meet new people and better get to know the Louisville area.
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