Per a reader recommendation, we decided to plan a trip to Metzger Park in Louisville. It was a rainy day, but thankfully we found a break in the weather and had a great time exploring the playground and enjoying a picnic lunch.
Below are pictures from our trip to the park. Enjoy!
Note: We were one of the only people braving the weather that day, so there aren't any children in the pictures. On a sunny day, I would expect more children to be playing. Thankfully the park and playground are large enough for many kids to enjoy.
All About Metzger Park & Playground
The playground is easily accessible from the parking lot and the kids were quite excited as we walked up to it. The various towers and wooden structures make it look like a castle.
The kids loved exploring the multi-level playground and climbing on the various bridges made out of wood, tires and rubber.
The playground also contained a section with swing sets (regular and accessible), and a tire swing. There is also a toddler section that contains infant swings, a little train to “drive,” and slides. Thanks Shannon for leaving the comment to confirm the infant swings!
In addition to the playground, the park consists of a large amount of green space filled with a wide variety of trees. There are also over 3 miles of walking trails (View Trail Maps). We saw a number of people running and biking on the path while we were there.
We ate our lunch at the picnic tables located adjacent to the playground, as there were many to choose from and some were even shaded by some nearby trees.
In addition to the picnic tables the park has multiple covered pavilions available for rent.
And one unique aspect of the park was the large birds nest located at the top of the middle tower in the playground. While we couldn't tell exactly how large the nest was, it appeared to take up the majority of the inside of the tower. And by the sounds of all the chirping contained quite a few baby birds.
We watched countless birds flying in and out of the nest, appearing out of numerous spaces between the wooden slats. It was quite impressive to see them standing guard of the nest.
Overall, we had a great time at Metzger Park and are thankful we had a chance to visit.
Metzger Park & Playground Features & Amenities
Metzger Park sits on 88 acres of land donated the City of Louisville by Mary C. Metzger. The park contains the following
- 88 acres of land
- Large Well Maintained Parking Lot
- Rentable Pavilions (one with a fireplace)
- Restrooms with flush toilets and running water (very well kept)
- Plenty of Green Space
- Shaded Areas
- Drinking Fountains
- Two Baseball Fields
- Two Soccer Fields
- Picnic Tables& Benches
- Over Three Miles of Biking, Walking & Running Paths (View Trail Maps)
- Magical Rainbow Community Built Huge Wooden Playground
- Fully Enclosed
- Multiple Bridges
- Climbing Walls
- Balance Beams
- Swing-sets (Regular, Accessible Swings)
Many thanks to those who recommended Metzger Park! Please leave a comment below, if you have any other playgrounds or parks to recommend. Thanks!
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