Rent a bike and tour the park
Rent a bike from Wheel Fun Rentals (or bring your own) and take a tour of Waterfront Park. There are miles of pathways that meander through the park and along the river – take advantage of a pretty day and get some exercise!
Walk across the Big Four® Bridge
Enjoy views from the Big Four® that you won’t find anywhere else. From the foot of the ramp in Waterfront Park to the foot of the ramp in Jeffersonville and back is a 2-mile round trip.
Get to know Kentucky’s Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, and his experiences at this very waterfront influenced many of his actions later in life. Explore the Lincoln Memorial and get your picture taken sitting in Abe’s lap.
Take a picture with a sassy bird
Visit the Flock of Finns and take a selfie with one of Kentucky folk artist Marvin Finn’s colorful winged creations.
Enjoy a delicious meal with great river views
Visit Joe’s Crab Shack and relax with a cold drink, great food, and a wonderful view of the river. A new restaurant will be opening by the Adventure Playground in 2017.
Ride the oldest operating Mississippi-style steamboat in the world
Take a step back in time by taking a ride on the National Historic Landmark Belle of Louisville.
Watch the sun set over the river
You’ve never seen a sunset until you’ve watched the sun go down over the beautiful Ohio River. Best vantage point: The Big Four®, of course!
Attend a festival
Check out our calendar for great festivals and other special events.
Take in a concert
From WFPK Waterfront Wednesday to Forecastle, we’ve got the best open-air concerts in town!
There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than the Waterplay in the Adventure Playground!
Make a play date for your kids
Visit the original Children’s Play Area to enjoy the wonderful views of the Great Lawn and downtown Louisville while the kids play.