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Elliott Park is going to look a whole lot different

A $2.9 million kind of different.

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The Olmsted Park Conservancy + Louisville Parks and Recreation broke ground on the project Wednesday, Nov. 8.

A Russell neighborhood park with ties to Louisville’s Major League Baseball history is getting a $2.9 million remodel.

Come next fall, Elliott Park will see a total renovation of its current amenities including:

  • A new playground + sprayground
  • Revamped picnic areas
  • Walking paths
  • A field house

A few new features include a limestone seating wall, horseshoe pits, and permanent tabletop games, like chess.
The plan for the nearly four-acre park was informed by neighbors and community organizations, like ElderServe.

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Leaders, including Mayor Craig Greenberg and his predecessor, Greg Fischer, prepare to honorarily begin renovations at Elliott Park.

Photo courtesy @OlmstedParks502

Before it joined the Olmsted Park System in 1906, the site was known as Eclipse Park. From 1882 to 1892 it hosted Louisville’s former and only Major League Baseball team.

Elliott Park is one of 17 parks in Louisville’s Olmsted Park System designed to bring green spaces into the urban landscape. The money fueling the project comes from the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, city budget allocations, and American Rescue Plan funds.