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Sawyer Hayes Community Center
3000 Freys Hill Rd
Louisville, KY 40241
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venue type: Park / Recreation / Nature Center
venue style: Natural Setting
catering: None Provided - But Allowed
max venue capacity: 250
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Venue Description

Kentucky State Parks offer a wide range of conference centers and corporate meeting venues all eager to host your next meeting or event. Each of our event and conference meeting venues offers a serene setting with unforgettable views of lakes, mountains, rivers and streams. Conference center space ranges in size from accommodating events of 100 to 700. Smaller conference meeting venues are also available. Our all-occasion venues create the perfect environment for all types of functions, including seminars, workshops, training sessions, receptions, holiday events and weddings.

For events that last a few days, consider accommodations in one of our excellent state park lodges!


Our Woodland Room provides guests panoramic views of the park’s natural beauty; beautiful lawn and gazebo are available for outdoor ceremonies; pre-function space in our spacious and elegant Hearth Room; private suite for wedding preparation; and a prep kitchen all await you and your guests.

Located in the northeast are of Louisville, this urban park is a refuge from the fast-paced life of a busy city. The SHCC was building in 2009. Its natural stone and woodsy exterior is harmonious with the natural landscaping that flourishes throughout the park.

The interior continues the theme of natural beauty with the welcoming Hearth Room featuring a large fireplace encased in Brazilian marble and stone brick, stone flooring from Italy and exposed beams. The floor-to-ceiling windows and organic color palette of the Woodlands and Persimmon Rooms give the illusion that you’ve immersed yourself in the woods.

The park is also home to the Sawyer Hayes Community Center, a beautiful venue for events. This modern construction is nestled in an arborous area of E.P. “Tom” Sawyer, and extends the outdoor theme inside with its high wooden beams, Kentucky-inspired artwork and gorgeous views of the surrounding natural scenery. The center hosts everything from weddings to business events and other occasions like anniversary parties and reunions.

Louisville’s only state park, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer, is a hub for recreational activities and a charming setting for any occasion. Located on Louisville’s east end, the park features both indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an outdoor pool, picnic tables, pavilion (shelter) rentals, team-building, an archery range, pickleball, softball, geocaching, outdoor volleyball, an orienteering course, walking trails and tennis.

With more than 5,720 square footage of space, the Sawyer Hayes Community Center can entertain up to 200 people depending on your event. The center also provides several vendor choices and access to park amenities, creating a customizable experience that is truly hard to find anywhere else.


Team Building

E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park is now offering teambuilding programs for your corporate, school, civic, church, or scout group. Teambuilding is an excellent way to improve teamwork skills, gain self-esteem, reduce stress, and have fun with your group.


Hey kids! Celebrate your big day with us! We offer three different birthday parties to suit everyone. All parties are overseen by a Personal Party Planner to ensure that all you have to do is enjoy the fun! Birthday parties are only available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please contact the Recreation Office at 502-429-7270 for more information, pricing, and availability.

  • BIRTHDAY POOL PARTY - Includes two-hour pool patio party, food, drink, and swimming.
  • BASKETBALL BIRTHDAYS - Include two hours of gym time, food, and drink.
  • FUNTASTIC BIRTHDAYS - Include two hours of organized game play, food, and drink.



  • Basketball Courts (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Team-Building
  • Archery Range
  • Pickleball
  • Softball
  • Outdoor Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Tennis



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