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The Strand

6510 Echo Trail, Louisville, KY 40299

The Palisades, Walnut Grove, Mussel Bend — these are some of the areas of beauty within the Strand, the central puzzle-piece of The Parklands connecting its northern and southern parks. Over five miles of the Louisville Loop run through the Strand, crossing leaping bridges and winding along neighboring agricultural fields. Here you’ll find mosaics of fossils and shadowy undergrowth that flows down to the canoe launch and fishing holes of Floyds Fork.

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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 the Strand.

  • Biking

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  • Fishing

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  • Learning

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  • Paddling

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  • Sightseeing

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  • Walking

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    • Biking
    • Walking
    • 19 Mi
    • Easy
    Trail

    The Louisville Loop

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

    • Biking
    • Walking
    Louisville Loop

    The Strand Trailhead

    The Strand

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

    Floyds Fork

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

    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    Creek, Fishing Spot

    Catfish Bend

    The Strand

    • Sightseeing
    Woods

    Walnut Grove

    The Strand

    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    Creek, Fishing Spot, Gravel Bar

    Mussel Bend

    The Strand

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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 the Strand.

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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.