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Recreation and Sight-Seeing in The Highlands

Parks

Recreational Facilities
Sights-to-See
Organizations
 

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Metro Louisville - City of Parks Initiative

Olmsted Parks Conservancy Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and restored, enhanced, and preserved by the
Olmsted Parks Conservancy


Park
Location Features




Olmsted Parks Conservancy Cherokee Park




East bordering
Cherokee Triangle,
Bonnycastle Homestead,
and Highlands-Douglass
Neighborhoods
  • Scenic Walking/Biking Loop
  • Wooded walking/biking paths
  • Golf Course
  • Playgrounds and Pavilions at:
    Big Rock, Hogan's Fountain, Baringer Hill
  • Tennis/Basketball Courts
  • Splashing Fountain
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dog Run at Cochran Hill

Olmsted Parks ConservancyWillow Park



Cherokee Triangle
Neighborhood
at Willow Ave. and
Cherokee Parkway

Olmsted Parks ConservancyTyler Park


Tyler Park Neighborhood
at Baxter Ave., just north of
Eastern Parkway
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking/Biking Path
  • Basketball Court
  • Splashing Fountain
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Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Seneca Park


East between
The Highlands and
St. Matthews

Highlands-Douglass
Neighborhood on Douglass Blvd, next to the
Douglass Community Center

  • Playground


Warheim Park
Warheim Park Association


Belknap Neighborhood
off of Overlook Terrace

  • Playground & Swings
  • Gazebo
  • Benches, Porch Swings, Picnic Table

Just west of the
Belknap Neighborhood
on Trevilian Way at
Newburg Rd.

  • Playgrounds
  • Neighboring Nature Center & Preserve
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball & Soccer
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pavilion
  • Walking path from Newburg Rd.
    to the Nature Center


Lucille Grant Park

In the Phoenix Hill
Neighborhood at
1000 E. Liberty St.

  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables and benches
  • Venue for Phoenix Hill N.A. events
Patterson
Playground

Original Highlands Neighborhood
in the yard of the
Jefferson County
Traditional Middle School

  • Playground
  • Benches

Facility
Location Features


Highlands-Shelby Park
branch of the
Louisville
Free Public Library


Tyler Park Neighborhood,
in the
Mid City Mall

  • Books, movies, periodicals
  • Conference Rooms
  • Wireless Internet
  • Classes and programs
    for adults, teens, and children
  • Storytimes
  • Teen Outpost
  • Special Events

Douglass
Community Center


Call 456-8120 for most
recent information on all events and programs


In the Highlands-Douglass
Neighborhood on
Douglass Blvd.
  • Fitness and activities for all ages
  • Special Events
  • Open gym and gym membership
  • Basketball court
  • Music and Art lessons
  • Summer Camps
  • Teen Room
  • Game Room

Cherokee Park
Golf Course

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North section of
Cherokee Park
  • "Founded in 1895... one of the oldest municipal golf courses in the
    United States... the oldest public
    golf course in Louisville."
  • Shorter Course

Seneca Park
Golf Course

Just east of
Seneca Gardens
Neighborhood
  • "Rated the sixth-toughest course in
    Kentucky and voted “Best of Louisville”
    for several years running."




Louisville Zoo


Just west of the
Belknap Neighborhood
  • Exotic Animal Exhibits
  • Splash Park
  • Adventure Course
  • Special Events
  • Programs, Classes, & Camps
  • Facilities for group events
  • Birthday parties




Louisville
Mega Cavern


Underneath the
Louisville Zoo
  • One of the largest caverns in the
    United States
  • Tram Tours
  • Underneath the Zoo



Louisville Nature Center


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Next to Creason Park and
across from the Zoo
  • Beargrass Creek Nature Preserve with hiking trails
  • Events and Workshops
  • Summer camps
  • Birthday parties



Louisville Tennis Center


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Part of Creason Park and
across from the Zoo
  • 11 clay courts
  • League and Public Play
  • Private Lessons
  • Youth Camps and Clinics
  • Home to Metro Parks Athletic Office

 

Alpine Ice Arena


Upper Highlands Neighborhood
1825 Gardiner Lane

  • Ice Arena
  • Skating Lessons
  • Ice Shows
  • Birthday Parties
Baxter Ave.
Theaters

Baxter Ave. Theaters - Filmworks

Tyler Park Neighborhood
Back of the Mid-City Mall
  • Movie Theater
  • Voted "Best of Louisville"


The Laughing Derby at
Comedy Caravan



Tyler Park Neighborhood
in the Mid-City Mall

  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Improvisation
  • Special Shows


Headliners
Music Hall

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Irish Hill Neighborhood
1386 Lexington Road
  • Daily Concerts
  • Special Shows


Baxter Jack's
Volleyball Complex



Irish Hill Neighborhood
427 Baxter Ave.
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Volleyball Leagues & Tournaments
  • Special Events

 

Walden Theatre

Irish Hill Neighborhood
1123 Payne Street
  • Performing Arts School
  • Student Performances
  • Summer Camps
Baxter Ave. Morgue Irish Hill Neighborhood
451 Baxter Ave.
  • Haunted Attraction
  • Opened seasonally in October
  • Functional Morgue from 1901 to 1932
  • Historical Setting
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Sight
Location Features


Cave Hill Cemetery

Between Irish Hill and
Cherokee Triangle
Neighborhoods
  • Historical Significance
  • Famous Burials
  • Unique Monuments
  • Guided Walking Tours


Eastern Cemetery

Between Irish Hill and
Cherokee Triangle
Neighborhoods
  • Historical Significance
  • Veteran Burials



Farmington
Historic Plantation


Farmington Historic Home Logo

Just South of the
City of Wellington
  • "...19th-century hemp plantation of John and Lucy Speed. Designed from a plan by Thomas Jefferson and completed in 1816...
  • Special Events
  • Rental Facility
  • Educational Programs




Louisville Zoo

Just west of the
Belknap Neighborhood
  • Exotic Animal Exhibits
  • Splash Park
  • Special Events
  • Programs, Classes, & Camps
  • Facilities for group events
  • Birthday parties



Bowman Field

"...the longest continuously operating, general aviation airport in the United States."

Just east of the
Seneca Gardens
Neighborhood

  • Established in 1919
  • Flight Lessons and Aviation Clubs
  • Airplane & Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Special Events
  • Upscale French Restaurant,
    "Le Relais"



Louisville Mega Cavern


Underground,
Under the Zoo

Original Limstone mine founded in the 1930s, mined for decades,
used as a bomb shelter in the 1960's and now
is a Tourist Attraction.


Stoneware Art Factory

(Louisville Stoneware)

"One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen and garden since 1815 "

Paristown-Pointe
Neighborhood
(just west of the Original Highlands neighborhood)
731 Brent St.

  • Established in 1815
  • Located in the former Klotz Confectionery building since 1972
  • Factory Tours
  • Paint your own pottery studio
  • Retail Store
  • Wedding Registry
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Organization
Location Features


American Legion
Highlands Post 201

Log Cabin on
Bardstown Rd. in
Strathmoor Village

  • Fish Frys
  • Karaoke
  • Event Hall for Rent


DaySpring

Residences on Baxter
and down from
Louisville Nature Center
on Illinois Ave.
"The Day Spring community empowers adults with intellectual disabilities to live fulfilling lives by offering support in a residential setting. We share a way of life that values the gifts of every community member."



Dreams With Wings


1579 Bardstown Rd.
Bonnycastle Homestead
Neighborhood
"Our mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams."



Gilda's Club
Louisville

633 Baxter Ave.
Irish Hill
Neighborhood
"Gilda's Club Louisville's mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens and children - along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities."







Highland Commerce
Guild



Meets weekly at
Gilda's Club Louisville

  • Business Association
  • Sponsor of events:
    Bardstown Road Aglow
    Bardstown Bound
    Corridor Cleanup
    Lunch with Mayor
    Lunch with Councilman
    Dinner with Congressman
  • Graffiti Abatement
    Program
  • Event, Restaurant Row and Pedestrian Safety Banners

Highlands Community
Ministries

 



1140 Cherokee Rd.
at Highland United
Methodist Church


Soon to be moved into
new location at
1228 E. Breckinridge at
Barret Ave. in the
Highlands Community
Campus

"Ministry to the needs of people in the Highlands, contributing to the healthy growth and environment of the people of our community."

-Food and Clothing Assistance
-Emergency Financial Assistance
-Senior Programs
-Children's Daycare & Programs
-Highland Youth Recreation
-Group Vacations
-Group Tours and Outings


Home of the Innocents

1100 Market St.
at Baxter Ave.

"Louisville’s own Home of the Innocents, a private, non-profit agency that has been in operation for 130 years, served almost 2,000 children in 2012. The Home provides services to assist those who are facing severe crisis..."

 

 

Pleune-Mobley Center

Cherokee Rd.
at Highland Ave.

Former Parr's Rest retirement home across Highland Avenue from Highland Presbyterian Church and purchased by the church. In 2007, re-named the Pleune-Mobley Center in honor of former HPC pastors Peter Henry Pleune and Henry Pope Mobley. A capital campaign, "Blueprint for the Future," raised in excess of $3.2 million to revovate the building.

Provides space for youth programs and church meeting space and houses the programs and offices of Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

 

Squallis Puppeteers

1228 E. Breckinridge St.
@ Barret Ave.

New Highlands Community
Ministries Campus

(the Evangelical
United Church of Christ)

Squallis Puppeteers, a non-profit organization since 2003, is a collective of local artists and performers dedicated to the handmade and the homespun. Performing for and teaching children and adults in Louisville, Kentucky since 1997.

Puppets are handmade using everyday materials, demonstrating that art and innovation are always within reach. Read more...

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