Butchertown Greenway

About this Area

This paved half-mile pathway acts as a connection spur between Butchertown at Story Avenue to the Louisville Loop at the Ohio River. It sits parallel to Beargrass Creek, and offers some access to the creek bank. Waterbirds, turtles, fish, and other wildlife make this greenway their home.

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Take a stroll from Butchertown, one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods along the Butchertown Greenway Trail, which starts at the corner of Brownsboro Road and Story Ave. After passing through the iron gates marked “Butchertown Greenway,” follow the path Beargrass Creek. You’ll pass by an entrance to the privately-operated Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and eventually you’ll reach Eva Bandman Park along the Ohio River.  Schools and environmental groups use the trail, as do many walkers, bikers, and artists. You may even see deer or other wildlife along the creek.


The Butchertown Greenway connects the Butchertown neighborhood to the Louisville Loop along River Road. Cyclists can use this bike map to plan a leisurely ride along Beargrass Creek and continue on to Downtown Louisville and Waterfront Park.

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