Louisville, Kentucky Riverwalk Named One of the Five Best in the Country [VIDEO]
I can't really start this without wondering how Owensboro's riverfront didn't make the list we're about to discuss, but since it was determined by readers from across the nation, I guess I can see why large metropolitan areas took up the entire top ten.
Of course, it's not like our beloved Smothers Park/Lazy Dayz Playground has gone unnoticed; Landscape Architect's Network named it the top playground in the world in 2015.
But in the category of riverwalks (non-playground division), Kentucky is represented--and quite well, I might add.
LOUISVILLE'S WATERFRONT PARK
If you have ever been to Louisville's beautiful Waterfront Park, you won't be surprised at any accolades it might receive.
One such acknowledgment is a top-five placement in a "reader's choice" list of the best riverfront parks in the country from USA Today. Louisville's Waterfront Park comes in fourth.
WATERFRONT PARK HAS A BUSY CALENDAR
While Waterfront Park is a great place to just chill, go for a relaxing walk or bike ride, or enjoy a picnic, it also hosts quite a few events when the warm weather rolls around. Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is a two-day event every Thursday and Friday; it kind of reminds me of Owensboro's Friday After 5. But the Waterfront Park calendar is always loading up and features many other fun events.
Here are some more awesome shots of Waterfront Park--an "Uncommon Commons" as they call it.
THE TOP THREE RIVERWALKS IN THE U.S.
In case you were wondering about the only three that topped Louisville's Waterfront Park, the Wilmington Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina came in third.
Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati finished second.
And it was the Detroit International Riverwalk that, for the second year in a row, won the big trophy from USA Today readers.
I love this discovery. When I visit large cities on rivers or bodies of water going forward, I'll need to Google their riverwalks or lake walks or ocean walks or whatever they might be called.
It's always a good idea to have TOO MUCH to do rather than too little.