Across the street from the Louisville zoo is Joe Creason Park
. This was my first time exploring the park and I look forward to returning. It is home to Louisville Tennis Center which was pretty busy this morning. The park has a 1.5mile paved walking/running loop. A portion shares it with cars in the park, but just for a very short distance. There are 2 nice hills along the route along with 2 bridges that go over a creek. Parts of the path are shaded, so this was a good mix for those who do not want to walk the longer path at Cherokee Park, but want something a little longer than the walking path at Seneca Park. There were several dirt trails that veered off from the paved loop, but definitely not suitable for a double stroller. We parked right by the playground so when we were done jogging, my son could go venture on to the playground. There were several swing sets and 2 separate playgrounds that were near each other. Plenty of shade was there, but unfortunately not covering the playground area. The restroom was a short walk from the playgrounds. Also there were several picnic tables and benches. I think this would be a great place to go in the fall when the leaves are changing to have a picnic with the family. With the few rolling hills there, you will have a nice view.