Activities

You’re officially invited to have some fun. Whether you want to rent a bike, grab a bite to eat, watch the perfect sunset, or take selfies with Abe Lincoln, we’ve got you covered.

Eat and Drink

Big Four Concessions

Visit Big Four Concessions for a hot dog, chili dog, ice cream, or ice-cold drink. Other snacks are available as well. Look for Big Four Concession stand in the Silver Lot at the base of the Big Four Bridge.

Tuesday-Sunday: Noon-8pm

Joe’s Crab Shack

Dine on the deck at Joe’s Crab Shack for great views of the river and park. Located at 131 River Road near the Blue parking lot, Joe’s Crab Shack has been operating at the Louisville Wharf since 1998, serving seafood seven days a week.

Snack Box

Welcome to The Snack Box where you’ll find the best PINEAPPLE “slushie” and Hotdog in town! Located in the Purple Lot near the picnic tables between the bridges.

April 15 – May 31:
Monday – Friday noon – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 8pm

June 1 – August 15:
10am – 8pm

August 16 – end of season:
Saturday and Sunday noon – 8pm

Moe’s BBQ (Opening May 26)

Check out Moe’s BBQ for some delicious food at the park. Located at the base of the Big Four Bridge ramp.

Thursday – Monday: noon – 8pm – closed Wednesday

Brain Freeze

The BRAINFREEZE: Cones for a Cause! food truck serves the Louisville, KY area with delicious treats and snacks. All proceeds support empowerment in youth programming. Stop by and see them on River Road near the Adventure Playground.

May: Friday and Saturday 5pm – 9pm; Sunday 1pm – 9pm

The Reis & Irvy’s Robotically

The Reis & Irvy’s Robotically frozen yogurt store offers premium frozen yogurt, on three different robots, each robot serves two flavors plus a twist option. Through an interactive touchscreen ordering system, you simply choose flavors, then toppings, and the robot does all the rest — in 60 seconds or less! Come experience the robotic show and enjoy some frozen yogurt!

Comfy Cown

A staple in the hearts of Louisville locals, Comfy Cow Ice Cream is located at the base of the Big Four Bridge on the weekends.

Saturday and Sunday: 2pm – 8pm

Rent Bikes

Bring your bike, or rent one from Wheel Fun Rentals and take a pedaling tour of our park. Our bike pathways wind throughout the park and alongside the waterfront. Located conveniently in the Red Parking lot next to the river and the Big Four Bridge, Wheel Fun Rentals encourages park exploration with a range of cycles, including Surreys, cruiser bikes, specialty bicycles, tandem bikes, recumbent bikes, kid bikes, and more.

March 27 – May 14:
Friday 1pm – 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday noon – 7:30pm

May 15 – September 6:
Sunday – Saturday 10am – 9pm

September 7 – October 1:
Sunday – Friday noon – sunset; Saturday and holidays 10am – sunset

October 2 – October 24:
Friday – Sunday noon – sunset

Field Trips

Waterfront Park is the perfect destination for field trips. We want teachers and students of all ages to explore and enjoy the park. Waterfront Park offers a variety of green spaces and areas that include seating where groups can eat their lunches. To find a location, please see our picnic areas page. Our park includes two playgrounds for activities during your trip. For more information, please see our Playgrounds page.

Please bring additional garbage bags to collect all waste. Place your trash bags near any permanent trash cans in the park, and we will take care of the rest.

Also, be sure to download activities about the Lincoln Memorial to use during your field trip.

Please park buses along the north side of River Road near the curb. Students can safely enter and exit the bus without crossing the street. Our parking lots are narrow and unable to accommodate long buses.