Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park
     
Louisville Parks Review - East End



Pros


Military equipment

Winter Light show

Veterans Walk


Cons


Heavy Traffic nearby


Activities


Military Equipment Inspection

Veteran Appreciation

Basketball

Grill Out

Walking Trails




 



  JeffersontownVeteransMemorial Park is a small, but interesting park on a hill near downtown Jeffersontown .  In addition to the usual park fair of playgrounds, shelters and walking trails, this park has several restored Military Items to explore.  Consistent with its name, the park also has the Veterans Walk, a memorial to those who served or were lost during Military service. During the Holidays, the park plays host to a Modest Christmas light display that’s worth checking out if you live nearby.



 

  The park’s playgrounds, trails and facilities are all nice and on par with that of other Louisville parks.  But if you don’t live nearby, what really makes this park potentially worth visiting is the Military Equipment and Memorial.  Obviously, if you served in the military or love someone who did, the park has merits and will be of interest.  On the other hand, if you have kids or if you have interest in war machines, the park is interesting because you can get close and touch and feel an M-60 Tank, a Mark 14 Torpedo, two naval Deck guns and a UH 1H Huey Helicopter.  All the military equipment has been restored and is in excellent shape.

 

  The park has a short paved walking trail that meanders down by a creak, but traffic noise will prevent you from finding piece and the walk will be over soon after you start.  There are two good playgrounds, one is geared more for smaller children and has good tree cover, and the other is larger and unprotected.  A basketball court and several shelters with grills are also available.  If you are looking for a place to take the kids and enjoy some nice weather, this park is good if you live in the area.  If not, it’s probably not worth the drive unless you have some interest Military history or service.


 
                     

Map of Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park, 10617 Taylorsville Rd

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