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.
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. The Maples Park
This new addition to Oldham County not only has an awesome playground but also has a popular splash pad. Maples Park has paved and mulched walking trails. There are numerous benches, picnic tables, and even a couple of wooden swings hanging from tall mature trees to swing on.
2. 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. Just recently they completed the new and upgraded playground in September 2022. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Harmony Park
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
8. Morgan Conservation Park
Once a cattle and tobacco farm, this 217-acre park is packed with great hiking trails. With different terrains and home to many different species of birds, mammals, and amphibians. Enjoy a great hike through the 4 miles of trails. Located just off of HWY 42 and 524 in La Grange.
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
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.
BONUS: E.P. 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.
BONUS: The Parklands of Floyds Fork
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.
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