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Pope Lick Park

4002 South Pope Lick Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40299

The Parklands opened Pope Lick Park in 2013. Formerly known as Floyds Fork Park, it lies south of Beckley Creek Park and includes the John Floyd Fields and the Park Administration Building, and it offers access to Floyds Fork and the Louisville Loop. Wander through the warm-season grassland of the Prairie Preserve or hike the Big Beech Woods — an old-growth forest of mossy logs and understory trees and centuries-old canopies that soar above you.

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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 Pope Lick 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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    • Walking
    • 0.7 Mi
    • Easy
    Trail

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    Pope Lick Park

    • Biking
    • Walking
    • 19 Mi
    • Easy
    Trail

    The Louisville Loop

    Beckley Creek Park, Broad Run Park, Pope Lick Park, The Strand, Turkey Run Park

    • Fishing
    • Paddling
    • Sightseeing
    Creek, Fishing Spot, Floyds Fork

    Floyds Fork

    Beckley Creek Park, Broad Run Park, Pope Lick Park, The Strand, Turkey Run Park

    • Sightseeing

    Train Trestle

    Pope Lick Park

    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 1.57 Mi
    • More Difficult
    Trail, Woods

    Big Beech Woods

    Pope Lick Park

    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 1.15 Mi
    • Easy
    Meadow, Trail

    Prairie Preserve

    Pope Lick 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 Pope Lick 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 Pope Lick Park. (Due to the conservancy status of a portion of this park, excursion trails are for hiking only.)

Rise to the occasion.

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

  • Ultimate Halloween Fest & Legend at Pope Lick

    Pope Lick Park

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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.