Olmsted Parkways

Southern Parkway (formerly Grand Avenue) circa 1926

Residents along Louisville's historic Olmsted Parkways are part of a unique feature in our urban landscape. Frederick Law Olmsted designed these parkways as linear parks, literally an extension of the beautiful parks that they connect.

The fact that these parkways still exist today is a testament to the hard work and determination of city leaders, non-profit organizations, and - most importantly - Louisville's citizens, who have refused to let the parkways fade into history.

Additional Information About Parkways

If you have additional questions about the Parkways, please call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000. Also, if you would like to become involved in advocacy for matters related to our Olmsted Parkways, call the Olmsted Parks Conservancy at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org

Guide for Residents of Louisville's Olmsted Parkways


  • Algonquin
  • Cherokee
  • Eastern
  • Northwestern
  • Southern
  • Southwestern

For more information on the master planning process for the Olmsted Parkways, please click here.

    Click on the map for a larger version of the map of parkway routes