Projects at Iroquois Park
Noted by early park users as Louisville’s own “Yellowstone,” Iroquois Park takes advantage of a rugged terrain, mature woodlands and scenic overlooks. At the heart of the park is a 10,000-year-old forest that blankets the knob’s steep hillsides with a great variety of rare plants. The park includes a network of pedestrian paths, bridle trails, and circuit drives. The lands were set aside as a preserve and developed for access and enjoyment with the forest remaining essentially intact. The park was designed in 1893 by Frederick Olmsted, the "Father of American Landscape Architecture."
Louisville Metro Parks is currently focusing on several projects to further develop Iroquois Park to its full potential, and restore areas that have suffered damage over the natural course of time. Collectively, these projects represent more than $1.8 million in investments, beyond the recent $8.6 million restoration of the Iroquois Amphitheater.
Click on each project to learn more about the exciting things we're doing to improve Iroquois Park: