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Best Playgrounds and Parks in Oldham County (With Pictures)

Posted by Nathan Garrett on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 9:30am.

When summer is in full swing and kids are out of school, it's a great time to get outside and visit some of the top parks in the area. Below are some of the best playgrounds and parks to visit around Oldham County KY.

Evidence shows that when residents have easy access to local parks, it helps increase the quality of life for the neighborhood and the community.

 

Top Parks in Oldham County KY


Most parks are usually open year round but you will tend to see more activity and visitors during the warmer months.

 

1. Wendell Moore Park

Wendell Moore Park

Many people looking for Oldham County homes for sale also want to know where are the closest parks. Wendell Moore Park is definitely one of those parks to visit. A favorite park for many residents in the South Oldham area. Located only minutes from Oldham County High School, across the street from the Oldham County Country Club, and on the same grounds as the Aquatic Center.

This park has a large and small playground, a basketball court, and even paved walking paths that run alongside the Reformatory Lake.

WHERE:
1551 N HWY 393
La Grange KY, 40031
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
Wendell Moore Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Basketball ✪ Fishing ✪ Events ✪ Horseshoe ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Running ✪ Swimming ✪ Walking Trails

 

2. Briar Hill Park

Briar Hill Park

Located off of HWY 22 in Crestwood is the Briar Hill Park. Tucked in between the Orchard Grass neighborhood and the Briar Hill Estates neighborhood. This park has many features. Tennis courts, a playground, volleyball, and also walking trails.

WHERE:
7400 E Orchard Grass Blvd
Crestwood KY, 40014
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
Briar Hill Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Basketball ✪ Events ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Tennis ✪ Walking Trails ✪ Volleyball

 

3. Peggy E Baker Park

Peggy E Baker Park

Another popular playground in Oldham County is Peggy Baker Park. A large park in Crestwood located off of Abbott Ln. Great playgrounds, picnic tables, large gazebo, and baseball fields. This park is approximatley 25 acres in size.

WHERE:
6887 Rte 2858
Crestwood KY, 40014 
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
Peggy E Baker Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Baseball ✪ Basketball ✪ Events ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Running ✪ Walking

 

4. Wilborn Park

Wilborn Park

Found just minutes from downtown La Grange, is Wilborn Park. With 30 acres of water for fishing, a picnic shelter, restrooms and playground equipment. This park was named after former Mayor Raymond Wilborn and his wife, Irene.

WHERE:
201 Lakeshore Dr
La Grange KY, 40031
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
Wilborn Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Fishing ✪ Events ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Running ✪ Walking

 

5. John T Walsh Park

John T Walsh Park

Another popular spot in Oldham County is located just north of downtown La Grange. Named after a local doctor who served in the army, John T Walsh. Also, home of the North Oldham Little League that has several ball fields in this 12-acre park. This park features a picnic area with restrooms, several gazebos, and playground for kids of all ages.

WHERE:
512 N 5th Ave
La Grange KY, 40031
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
John T. Walsh Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Baseball ✪ Events ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Walking

 

6. Harmony Park

Harmony Park - Creasey Mahan

Located just behind the popular Creasey Mahan Nature preserve is Harmony Park. A city ran Park that features both a large and small playground, gazebos, picnic tables, and plenty of open land. Near the popular neighborhoods City of Goshen, Barbizon Place, and Harmony Lake

WHERE:
Harmony Landing Rd
Goshen KY, 40026
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
Harmony Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Biking ✪ Dog Park ✪ Hiking ✪ Events ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Running ✪ Sports Field ✪ Walking ✪ Wildlife Viewing

 

Other Nearby Parks

If you want to venture out of Oldham County and visit some of the other nearby parks, there are many popular parks in Jefferson County. Below are a few of the top playgrounds in Louisville that is a short distance from Oldham County.

 

BONUS: Long Run Park

Long RunPark playground in the east end of Louisville.

Another one of the best parks in Louisville is Long Run Park. Located a little further away from Downtown Louisville than the other parks on the list. A very nice park to visit for fishing, to take the kids to play on the playgrounds or cool off in the new spraygrounds addition. This park has a large loop that circles the large 28-acre lake for walking, running or biking.

WHERE:
1605 Flat Rock Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
Long Run Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Basketball ✪ Biking ✪ Fishing ✪ Golf ✪ Grill ✪ Parking ✪ Playground ✪ Restrooms ✪ Running ✪ Sprayground ✪ Tennis ✪ Volleyball ✪ Walking

 

BONUS: E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park

Playground at EP Tom Sawyer State Park.

E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park is located in the eastern part Jefferson County. A 550-acre state park that is popular for its BMX bike track where they have hosted the BMX Nationals in years past. Also, a favorite is the Sawyer Dog Park, indoor basketball courts and more. This is a must see park for residents even outside of the Louisville area. Residents of Oldham County and other areas frequently visit this park as well.

WHERE:
3000 Freys Hill Rd
Louisville, KY 40241
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
E.P Tom Sawyer State Park
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Archery ✪ Basketball ✪ Biking ✪ BMX ✪ Dog Park ✪ Events ✪ Hiking ✪ Model Airplane Flying ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Running ✪ Sports Field ✪ Swimming ✪ Tennis ✪ Walking

 

BONUS: The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Playground at Beckley Creek Park at the Parklands

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a newer park system that stretches alongside the Gene Snyder Freeway and Floyds Fork. A collection of four different, unique parks with plenty of amenities. The four parks include Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick Park, Turkey Run Park and the newest one Broad Run Park.

WHERE:
Located between Middletown and Fern Creek. Just beyond the Gene Snyder Freeway. Runs alongside Floyds Fork.
PARK HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
WEBSITE:
The Parklands
ACTIVITY/AMENITIES:
Biking ✪ Canoeing ✪ Dog Park ✪ Fishing ✪ Hiking ✪ Events ✪ Parking ✪ Playgrounds ✪ Restrooms ✪ Running ✪ Sports Field ✪ Spraygrounds ✪ Walking ✪ Wildlife Viewing

 

Nathan Garrett is a local real estate agent in Louisville KY. Creator of the GarrettsRealty.com website. He specializes in Real Estate in Louisville and Oldham County. Questions about buying a home? Send him an email: ngarrett@garrettsrealty.com

 

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