Louisville Parks and Recreation was established in 1968, combining the Louisville City Parks Department (founded in 1888) and the Jefferson County Parks Department (founded in the mid-1940s). The agency became a department of Louisville Metro Government when the City of Louisville and Jefferson County governments merged on January 6, 2003. Learn more about the history of the department.
Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land and operates recreation programs for area residents of all ages and abilities.
We are Louisville's backyard and its original health-club -- where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. Our mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations.
Louisville Parks and Recreation is committed to the equitable treatment of all citizens who enjoy its green spaces, facilities, amenities and programs. Please click here to read our 2021-22 Budget Impact Statement.
Our administration building is located at:
1297 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
Call us: (502) 574-PARK
E-mail Louisville Parks and Recreation