About The City of Audubon Park
The City of Audubon Park is a fifth class city, located off of Preston Highway, just east of the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Louisville International Airport at Standiford Field. Turn onto Audubon Parkway and then take the next right onto Robin Road. City Hall is the last building on your right.
Residents live in 555 single family homes, eight apartment buildings and seven duplexes. There are nine businesses, one church, and five parks areas (Robin, Henderson (formerly Wren), Oriole, Triangle, and Curlew) within the city boundaries. Audubon Park was incorporated in 1941 and was raised to a fifth class city by the 1976 legislature. The City Hall, at 3340 Robin Road, was dedicated in October 1987. In 1996, the City was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Audubon Park has often been considered “an urban jewel” in the midst of Louisville. Known for its majestic trees, dogwoods and many city parks, it was also designated a bird sanctuary in 1978, through the joint efforts of the Audubon Park Garden Club and City of Audubon Park. The community hosts a variety of architectural styles in housing including Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Dutch Colonial, Neo-Federal and Neo-Colonial among others. In 1996, Audubon Park was granted inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places due to its cohesive group of structures and open spaces that reflected the historical development of suburban expansion in Louisville and Jefferson County area during the early 20th century and also in recognition for its high level of historical integrity. Audubon Park has strong support from grass roots community groups such as its Garden Club and Forest Board who work tirelessly to promote and maintain its natural beauty.
In recognition of their efforts, Audubon Park was initially designated a Tree City USA community in 2005. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, the mission of the Tree City USA program is “to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees”. The program provides guidance on how to plant more trees and to work toward safer, healthier urban forests. There are four requirements for this designation: 1) a tree board or department; 2) a tree care ordinance; 3) a community forestry budget with at least $2 per capita; and 4) an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Audubon Park’s commitment to its majestic trees and urban tree canopy dovetails closely with the mission of Tree City USA and the Arbor Day Foundation.
The City of Audubon Park is organized under the mayor/council form of government and is managed by a mayor and six council members. Audubon Park also maintains an accredited police department providing 24/7 coverage for its residents.