E.P. Tom Sawyer Park
Established in 1970, E.P. Tom Sawyer Park is one of the most unique state parks in Kentucky. This 550-acre urban park facility is open throughout the year and located in the northeastern part of Louisville. The park’s amenities include an activities center with a gymnasium that has indoor courts for badminton, basketball and volleyball, as well as an Olympic-size swimming pool and weight room. The park includes 12 lighted tennis courts, 14 soccer fields, three lighted softball fields, a 1-mile fitness trail, a 1-mile nature trail, a model aircraft airfield, a dog park, playgrounds and picnic facilities. The permanent BMX track has recently undergone a $950,000 renovation and expansion that includes a rebuilt 3-meter hill with a new starting gate, a new 8-meter hill with starting gate, new trusses on starting hills, rebuilt first and third turns, and an expanded first lane of the track. It is one of only a handful of tracks like it in the United States.