Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Seniors
  • Sports & Recreation


1297 Trevilian WayLouisville, KY 40213 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission, as a Nationally Accredited Parks and Recreation agency, is to connect people to places and opportunities that support and grow a sustainable community. The mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations. Our vision for Louisville is a clean, green, safe and inclusive city where people love to live, work and play.


Metro Parks and Recreation was established in 1968, combining the Louisville City Parks Department (founded in 1888) and the Jefferson County Parks Department (founded in the mid-1940s). The agency became a department of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government when the City of Louisville and Jefferson County governments merged on January 6, 2003. To learn more about the history of Metro Parks, click here .

Metro Parks and Recreation services over 120 parks, 2 historic properties, 9 golf courses, 16 community centers, and more!


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