About Us

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.

Our mission as a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, is to connect people to places and opportunities that support and grow a sustainable community.   

Our vision for Louisville is a clean, green, safe, and inclusive city where people love to live, work and play.

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 Louisville Parks and Recreation's FY 23 Budget Impact Statement.

Contact Information

Our administrative office is located at: 

1297 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
Call us: (502) 574-PARK
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