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Broad Run Park

11551 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40291

Broad Run is the last park we opened, in 2016, and it encompasses approximately 600 acres of waterfalls, hardwood forests, lookout points, and amenities. Traverse tree-lined trails and paths. Wander by fields of wildflowers. Explore the Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden. Access this park from Turkey Run Park (to the north) or turn off Bardstown Road when you spot the leaping bridge.

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See yourself out.

As stewards entrusted to preserve native meadows, riparian forests, and other wildlife habitats, The Parklands also provides walking paths and canoe launches and recreational fields for all of Louisville’s citizens. Explore the activities in Broad Run Park.

  • Biking

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  • Competing

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  • Fishing

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  • Learning

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  • Paddling

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  • Picnicking

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  • Playing

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  • Sightseeing

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  • Walking

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    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.9 Mi
    • Easy
    Overlook, Trail, Woods

    Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden

    Broad Run Park

    • Picnicking
    • Walking
    Louisville Loop, Picnic Area, Playground

    Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion

    Broad Run Park

    • Picnicking
    • Playing
    Picnic Area, Playground, Sprayground

    Redbud Shelter

    Broad Run Park

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    • 0.5 Mi
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    Leatherwood Trail

    Broad Run Park

    • Biking
    • Walking
    • 0.91 Mi
    • More Difficult
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    Karst Climb Trail

    Broad Run Park

    • Biking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.81 Mi
    • Easy
    Meadow, Trail

    Lowland Plain Trail

    Broad Run Park

Barn venue at night

Enjoy a change of scenery.

Picnic shelters. Outdoor pavilions. Amish-built tobacco barns. We’ve got plenty of venues where you can just hang out or host an event — whether it’s a gala, a wedding, a birthday party, a family reunion, or a business meeting. Check out the venues of Broad Run Park.

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Attention all social butterflies.

Host your event with us and feel good about choosing The Parklands, since funds generated from facility rentals support the annual operations of this donor-supported public park. Read up on the permits required for large group use or commercial activity use.

Take the path less traveled.

Sixty miles of hike-bike trails. Twenty-two miles of paddling trails. When it comes to trails in The Parklands, you’ve got options. Discover the trails of Broad Run Park.

Rise to the occasion.

There’s always something happening at The Parklands. Check out our upcoming events.

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Maps + Directions

Get on the beaten track.

Our park system is nearly five times as large as New York’s Central Park, so you may need some help finding your way around. Chart your course with our interactive map.