The Iroquois Park neighborhood is located in Southern Louisville. Residents of the Iroquois neighborhood take pride in their community. With an active community neighborhood association, residents of the Iroquois area have worked to preserve the community’s history and diverse appeal.
Iroquois Park was acquired by the City in 1888 and was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same “landscape architect” who designed New York City’s Central Park as well as Louisville’s Seneca and Cherokee Parks. Iroquois Park offers many amenities to it’s residents. Roughly 725 acres in size, Iroquois Park has an archery range, basketball courts, tennis courts, hiking trails, a fishing lake, playgrounds, splash areas, and much more. The park’s star is an 18-hole golf course featuring hilly terrain and mature trees. Iroquois Park is well know for it’s open air theatre, the Iroquois Amphitheatre, that draws “Louisvillians” from all over the City every Summer for musicals and concerts.
The Iroquois Park neighborhood is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Louisville. Decades ago, Catholic missionaries helped Vietnamese refugees settle in the Iroquois neighborhood, and today, residents of the neighborhood have come from many different Countries to live here. Evidence of this multicultural neighborhood shows up in it’s excellent dining options. Vietnam Kitchen, Annie Café, and Pho Bihn Mihn, keep “Louisvillians” from all over the city traveling to the Iroquois area for the best in Asian food.
The World famous Churchill Downs Racetrack and Kentucky Derby Museum are also located in the Iroquois neighborhood. Attracting visitors all year round, and especially that special first Saturday in May, Churchill Downs is an iconic Kentucky landmark and located right in the heart of the Iroquois community.
In 2011 the average price for a home in the Iroquois Park neighborhood was $103,000 with an average price per square foot of $62.
The Iroquois Park community is located in the Jefferson County School District. Schools close by include Trunnell Elementary, Stuart Middle School, and Doss High School.
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