Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Guidance

Louisville Parks and Recreation is working in conjunction with local and state public health offices to safely reopen park amenities and facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This timeline is subject to change depending on guidance from the parties listed above and the Center For Disease Control (CDC). Protocols for safe usage are provided below. 

Please keep this page bookmarked for more announcements. 

* October 19, 2020 


Reopening Timeline

May 23

 Golf courses (please obey social distance protocols). 

 Fishing ponds

 Playing fields (no pickup games, exercise only, groups of 10 of less if six foot social distancing is followed)

 Hiking and biking trails


Tennis/Pickleball courts/Louisville Tennis Center

 Disc Golf

 Dog Parks

- Mayor Fischer's Executive Order, dated May 22, 2020, reopening racquet courts, disc golf courses and dog parks. 

June 1

 Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center

  • Open for pre-registered lap swimming only.
  • Kentucky State Requirements for Aquatic Centers 
  • Hours of Operation (beginning June 1, 2020)
    Monday - Friday 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Public Swim Times
    Monday – Friday
    5-7 a.m., 12-2 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. (shallow end only)

    Public Swim Time for higher risk individuals (seniors, immunocompromised) Monday - Friday
    2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Club Swim Teams Times
    Monday – Friday
    7 a.m. -12 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

    Weight Room Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    7 a.m. – noon

June 15

 Cyril Allgeier Community Center

  • following fitness center protocol as outlined by state of Kentucky

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

  • Pre-registered, self-guided tours of 10 guest or less, family members only (limited days/hours)

  Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center

July 22

 Limited park facility rentals registration

July 23

 Historic Locust Grove

  • Pre-registered, self-guided tours of 10 guest or less, family members only (limited days/hours)
July 29

 Small volunteer projects of 10 or less


September 7

 Primitive campgrounds/JMF 


Community Centers 

Ball field rentals

  • low contact sports with 10 or less participants


On Hold

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 Basketball Courts

 Iroquois Amphitheater

 Adult sports leagues

 Corporate/large scale volunteer projects

 Large park facility rentals/special event permitting



 Park loop roads

 Louisville Extreme Park/Breslin Skate Spot