Charlie Vettiner Park
     
Louisville Parks Review - East End



Pros


Disk Golf Course

Great Playground

Large Open fields for recreation

Tennis Facilities


Cons


Parking

Only one Gazebo

No Toddler Playground

Wind


Activities


Disk Golf

Kite Flying

RC Plane Flying (Electric)

Impromptu Team Sports

Rocket Launching

Fishing

Tennis


 


Charlie Vettiner Park is a relatively large and open park near Jeffersontown . The Park has a very large play structure, tennis courts, a small walking trail, an RC and Kite flying field, a small pond, a dog run and a great Disc Golf Course.  Beyond its playground and disc golf course, it’s a great place to go if you need some space for your activity.

  The play structure is one of the best in Louisville and is a favorite of many children.  In addition to the usual fair of slides and ladders it has some interesting features including a Rock Wall for climbing.  Parents of smaller children must be on guard however as the structure slowly rises to over ten feet and a toddler could be seriously injured if left unattended.



 

  Another strong point for Vettiner Park is the ample open spaces.  There are two large (and empty) fields in the park.  One has been designated as a special purpose field but the other is devoid of classification and is often used for Golf practice, Frisbee, flag football and even model rocket launching.

  The Disc Golf course is well designed with a great mixture of open and wooded holes.  If you have never played Disc Golf before, this course would be a great place to start.  The front nine has plenty of wide open holes to help keep you out of trouble.  The back nine is tough however and can be hellish on a chump with poor disc control.  I think this course is friendly in the winter when disc retrieval is easier.   In the summer, errant discs require journeys into thick and unforgiving vegetation that can ruin your fun in a hurry.

  The Walking trail offers some exercise stations, but in general it’s small and inferior to most of the other walking trails in Louisville .  The small pond is relatively vile and is not a popular fishing destination.  Also, the park site on a high point and can be quite windy and in hospitable in colder weather.  Overall though, this is one of the better East End parks with a lot of potential activities and good facilities.


 
         


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