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Cherokee Park

Cherokee Park   
745 Cochran Hill Rd., 40206
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Cherokee Park's main feature is the 2.4-mile Scenic Loop, with separate lanes for vehicle traffic (one-way) and recreational users. One of the original parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park provides a pastoral setting amid rolling hills, open meadows and woodlands of the Beargrass Creek valley.

For vehicles on the Scenic Loop (or recreational users moving in the direction of vehicle traffic), the secret to navigating the park is to keep turning left to stay in the park, or keep turning right to leave the park.   


Archery range
Baringer Hill
Basketball (3)
Big Rock
Biking - Road
Christensen Fountain
Dog Run (fenced off-leash area)
Fishing lake
Hiking trails
Cherokee Trail Map
Hogan's Fountain
Horseback riding trails
Horseshoe pit (2)
Mountain biking trails
Nettleroth Bird Sanctuary
Picnic shelters (2)
Picnic tables
Scenic Loop (2.4-mile multi-use path)
Soccer Field (1)
Spray pool
Tennis (2)
Walking Path (3)

Size: 389.13 acres
Acquired: 1891
Metro Council Representative: Tom Owen, 8th
Park Hours: Dawn to dusk

Cherokee Golf Course (9-hole)
2501 Alexander Road, 40204

Louisville Rugby Club
Cherokee Road Runners
Kentucky Mountain Bike Association

Park Improvements
Check out master plans, project documents & more!

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Interested in learning more about water quality issues in Beargrass Creek?
MSD or the Kentucky Division of Water’s watershed program.

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