Natural Areas

Find Nature Where You Are

Inside Louisville’s urban metropolis are 7,500 acres of natural spaces managed by the Natural Areas Division of Louisville Parks and Recreation.  Each one, from the smallest to the largest, offers residents and visitors alike an opportunity to lose yourself in nature.

Are you looking for a space to experience the outdoors, get fit, wander, or simply rest in a natural, healing environment? One of these natural areas might be exactly the sanctuary you’re searching for. When you immerse yourself in a park’s ecosystem and investigate its offerings, you discover solace, recreation, and a natural wonder that’s available to you all year round.

What are you waiting for? Get outside and get acquainted with a park near you!

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Find a Natural Area

Hiking
Camping
Learning
Biking
Fishing
Paddling
Sightseeing
Picnicking
Playing
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Equestrian Trails
Hiking
Biking
Fishing
Paddling
Picnicking
Playing
Hiking
Picnicking
Hiking
Biking
Fishing
Paddling
Fishing
Paddling
Picnicking

*McNeely, Shawnee, & Chickasaw Parks are managed by multiple Parks’ Divisions. The Natural Areas Division has partial, but not primary, responsibility. 

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