984 Frost Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-9400
Fax: (502) 349-9461
At 746 acres (302 hectares), McNeely Lake Park is one of the largest parks in Louisville. The park is dotted with picnic spots, hiking trails and large fields perfect for soccer or football. The picturesque McNeely Lake, complete with a boat ramp and pier, is great for fishing activities, so don't forget the lures and lines. One of the additional highlights at this park is the Korean War Memorial, which was dedicated in 1993.
This popular golf course near McNeely Lake Park has a four-star rating from Golf Digest and it's only fifteen minutes away from Louisville's downtown. The 27-hole professionally designed public course is perfect for all ages, where everyone puts and drives among Scotch Pines, Maple Oak and other foliage only found in Kentucky. Quail Chase also provides a putting green, driving range and pro shop. Overall, a nice way to spend the day trying to chip away at your golf handicap.
This wooded refuge just south of downtown Louisville is located near the village of Fairdale. If you want to see the Kentucky back-country, the 20 minute trip required to get here is worth it. The area is designated as an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, the park contains streams, creeks, trails and many other topographical features that allow for tons of activities. The welcome center provides hiking maps, books, souvenirs and other information about Jefferson; don't forget to pick one up.
This 18-hole public golf course is a par 72 and it's located in the suburb of Jeffersontown, about a 30 minute ride outside of downtown Louisville. It's location inside the larger Charlie Vettiner Park only adds charm as sand bunkers are interspersed alongside beautiful greens and a creek that meanders through the fairways. It's somewhat challenging, but that depends on your skill level, and it's definitely not for beginners.