Park Improvement Projects and Master Plans


A master plan is a comprehensive evaluation that looks at the opportunities and constraints of a park and makes recommendations for investment. Park users and neighbors are invited to participate.  The master plan outlines what uses should be encouraged in the park, what facilities should be developed, how those facilities should be designed, and what they will cost.

P = Planning
D = Design
C = Construction 

 - Naturalization Master Plan (2016)
               Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Update (2016)
                 - Parks and Open Space Master Plan (1995)
                 - Louisville's Olmsted Parks and Parkways Master Plan: A Guide to Renewal & Management (1994)
                 - Louisville Loop Master Plan (2013) 

A.B. Sawyer Master Plan
A.B. Sawyer Park
has close to 50 acres of recreational fields that include baseball, softball, multi-purpose and tennis.

Algonquin Park Master Plan
Algonquin Park is one of our Olmsted Parks and can be found at the corner of Cypress Street and Burwell Avenue. The park is roughly 16 acres and was acquired in 1928. 

*NEW* Beargrass Creek Trail Conceptual Shared Use Path & Ecological Restoration Plan

Breslin Park Master Plan
Breslin Park is located at the corner of Lexington Road and Payne Street. The park is roughly 10 acres and was acquired in 1974.

Buechel Park Master Plan
Buechel Park is located within the neighborhood of primarily Buechel Terrace.

*NEW* Camp Taylor Park Master Plan 
*NEW* Camp Taylor Park Master Plan Layout

Camp Taylor Park is located in the Camp Taylor neighborhood and offers a baseball field and playground.

Champions Park Master Plan
Louisville Champions Park is a new park that anchors the River Road Recreation Corridor; it offers flexible space for a variety of field sports.

Cherokee Park Hogan Fountain Master Plan
Louisville Parks and Recreation completed a master plan for the Hogan Fountain area of Cherokee Park, a 409-acre Olmsted Park created in 1891.

Chickasaw Park Master Plan
Chickasaw Park is located on Southwestern Parkway and features the only free clay tennis courts in the region. Chickasaw Park is a 61-acre Olmsted park that was acquired in 1921.

Charlie Vettiner Park Master Plan
Charlie Vettiner Park is a 283-acre park located on Mary Dell Lane off Billtown Road in southern Jefferson County, and includes a 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, a fishing lake, dog run, disc golf and other features.

Elliott Park Master Plan
Elliott Park has close to 4 acres of recreational space that includes a basketball court, picnic shelter, sprayground and playground. Elliott Park was acquired in 1906.

Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Project 

Jefferson Memorial Forest Master Plan

Louisville Loop

Mahoney Property Master Plan
In December 2007, Louisville Metro Government purchased a 95-acre farm from the estate of Mae Mahoney, whose family called the property Twin Meadows.

McNeely Lake Park Master Plan
McNeely Lake Park
is intended to be a key bicycle and pedestrian connection along the Louisville Loop.

McNeely Lake Park Access Road & Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements Project
McNeely Lake Park
roadway project looks at the creation of a connector road that would connect Mt. Washington Road to the south and Cedar Creek Road to the east.

Parks and Open Space Master Plan
This master plan provides the framework for development of Louisville Metro's parks, recreation facilities and open spaces.

Petersburg Park Master Plan
Petersburg Park
is a 28-acre park located in the Newburg neighborhood and is the home of the Newburg Community Center, ball fields, a walking path, tennis courts and and a picnic shelter and pavilion.

Portland Wharf Park Master Plan
Portland Wharf Park is a 56-acre park acquired in 2001. To see the Portland Wharf Interpretive Master Plan (2008), click here.

The Park Lands of Floyds Fork
Floyds Fork is the largest and least-polluted watershed in Louisville. This formerly rural 122-square-mile watershed is undergoing rapid residential and commercial development.

Olmsted Parks Master Plan
This Master Plan addresses the original parts of the Olmsted park system-Shawnee, Iroquois and Cherokee parks and parkways.

Olmsted Parkways Shared-Use Path Master Plan
The Olmsted Parkways Shared-Use Path System project will create improved pedestrian and bicycle opportunities along approximately 10 miles of the parkways that link the major Olmsted parks in Louisville as well as numerous neighborhoods.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing Master Plan
Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the Farnsley-Moremen House is the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic site in Louisville, Kentucky, called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing.

Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen Landing (Site Development Plan)
Riverside, the Farnsley~Moremen Landing is the site of an historic farm and river landing and prehistoric Native American burial ground. It is located on approximately 300 acres of land along the Ohio River in southwestern Jefferson County, KY.

Shawnee Park Conversion Project Public Notice

Shawnee Uplands Master Plan
A new master plan is underway for Shawnee Park Uplands.
                    -Draft 1, Part 1
                    -Draft 1, Part 2
                    -Draft 1, Part 3

Shelby Park Master Plan
Louisville Parks and Recreation completed a master plan for Shelby Park, a 16-acre Olmsted Park created in 1907.

Southwest Greenways Project
The Southwest Greenways will be a system of shared-use paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and soft-surface trails.

Tyler Park Master Plan
Metro Parks completed a master plan for Tyler Park, a 13-acre Olmsted Park created in 1906.

Victory Park Master Plan
This drawing depicts a new park layout for the Victory Park Refresh Plan.

WWI Creason Memorial Master Plans

Wyandotte Park Master Plan
Louisville Parks and Recreation completed a master plan for Wyandotte Park, at Taylor Boulevard and Beecher Street in South Louisville.


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