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Fort Duffield Park & Historic Site

Fort Duffield is Kentucky’s largest and best preserved Civil War earthen fortification. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Discovery Trail. Visitors can explore historic Fort Duffield situated on historic Pearman Hill and experience nature at its best. Self-guided walking tour brochure available.  No fee unless special event is taking place. School and group tours are available by appointment.

The park and historic site are made up of 175 acres. The park has 10 miles of nationally acclaimed mountain bike trails for experienced riders and hiking trails. Picnic facilities. Annual Wildflower Walk.

Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site
US-31W & Salt River Dr.
West Point, KY 40177
www.fortduffield.com

Jefferson Memorial Forest

With over 6,500 acres to explore, the Forest JMF is Louisville’s destination for outdoor recreation in hike, camp, fish and more!  Set in the Knobs, this ecologically important nature preserve offers fantastic views as well as wonderful outdoor education and recreational adventures.

Jefferson Memorial Forest
11311 Mitchell Hill Road
Fairdale, KY 40118
(502)368-5404
www.memorialforest.com

Riverview Park

Right on the Louisville Loop, this park boasts a beautiful Ohio River view, playgrounds, and provides one of the few public boat launches in the area. The Splash Park is open seasonally.

Riverview Park
8202 Greenwood Road
Louisville, KY 40258
(502)368-5865
http://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/park-list/riverview-park

Waverly Park

This lovely 200-acre wooded park is nestled in hills in one of the area’s most scenic corridors and it is fast-becoming recognized as one of Louisville’s best destinations for mountain biking and family-friendly fishing.

Waverly Park
4800 Waverly Park Rd
Louisville, KY 40214
(502) 456-8100
http://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/park-list/waverly-park

Iroquois Park

One of the flagships of Louisville’s famed system of 18 Olmsted-designed parks, Iroquois Park is conveniently located and offers both active and passive recreation opportunities in a beautiful woodland setting.

Iroquois Park
1080 Amphitheater Road
Louisville, KY 40214
(502)368-5865
www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/parks/iroquois
www.olmstedparks.org/our-parks

Riverside, the Fansley Moremen Landing

Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the centerpiece of this 300-acre historic farm site is the 1837 Farnsley-Moremen House. Today you can enjoy guided tours of the historic house, kitchen and gardens; museum exhibits;  seasonal archaeology digs; and a variety of special events.  Rental facilities are also available for your own special event.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
7410 Moorman Road.  Louisville, KY 40272
(502)935-6809
www.riverside-landing.org

Sun valley Community Center, Pool and Park

With outdoor sports facilities and an active community center, this hub for the area is home to the annual Southwest Community Festival in October. The pool is open seasonally.

Sun Valley Community Center, Pool and Park
6505 Bethany Lane
Valley Station, KY 40272
(502) 937-8802
http://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/sun-valley-community-center

Veterans Memorial park

Entrance to the park is at 6th & Elm Street. Located on the Ohio River. Picnic & playground; pavilion available for groups. Information & fees for pavilion rental: 502-922-4260. Add photo titled Veterans Memorial Park.

Veterans Memorial Park
6th & Elm Streets
West point, KY 40177
(502)922-4260
www.wespoint.ky.gov