Cherokee Park is a 409-acre (166 ha) municipal park located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States and is part of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy. It was designed in 1891 by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture along with 18 of Louisville's 123 parks. Beargrass Creek runs through much of the park, and is crossed by numerous pedestrian and automobile bridges.
According to The Trust for Public Land, Cherokee Park has 500,000 visitors annually, making it tied for the 69th most popular municipal park in the United States.
|Monday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Friday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Sunday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
Sabriy Muhammad | Feb 6, 2018
I live more in the city but when I want to get away from all the rough and tough of my concrete life, I come here every time. It's almost magical how this place stands on it's own and captures the essence of peace. Well maintained and I discover something new here each time I come. Wonderful!!
Steve Ambs | Dec 17, 2017
Nice park that's really spread out. Even though there's a lot of woods, there are still a lot of open areas you can lounge around in or play some sports. There's a lot of walkers as well as joggers & bikers. They have a pavilion you can rent & reserve. Several playgrounds, basketball courts, etc. Mostly it's a one way drive through the park. The only negative is it's always crowded, but I guess you could say that it's safer having a lot of people around.
Rook Zer | Jan 11, 2018
This park is always good for a walk/jog and has great places to take photos. A few playgrounds for kids and a baseball field. Also good to ride through on a motorcycle.
Jeral Tidwell | Sep 15, 2017
I love Cherokee park... it is truly Amazing. I mainly ride mountain bikes in the park, I honestly believe it is one of the most diverse and well maintained trail systems in the area. I have been riding these trails for 17 years and still have a blast every time I ride them. There are so many different areas that you can make a dozen totally different rides out of them and it is never boring. There are trails for all riding levels except there's not really any extreme downhill or dirt jumping. It is definitely a cross country trail system but there are plenty of super technical areas and even a few small downhill runs with some small rolling jumps. If you love a challenge and some beautiful trails, you definitely need to ride Cherokee park... you will love it.
Larry Venable | Jan 5, 2018
Another must do place when in Louisville. Huge park and next to another one even bigger. Got lost in there, lol. Cherokee Park has paved sidewalks and unpaved walking trails that are nice to explore. ALL restrooms were closed though due to the cold weather. Needs some port-a-potties at least. I'd be my luck to duck behind a tree to go and a cop would drive by and see me and arrest me!!
Jeremy Simms | Apr 3, 2018
A wonderful park in a great neighborhood. Walk, hike, jog, playgrounds, archery and golf. I'm sure I'm forgetting some things. Thanks to all the people that maintain it.
Shane Ashford | Mar 15, 2018
Best park in the city. Best city park in the state! Great paved trails as well as wooded primitive trails. In good weather you can always expect fun goings-ons at the hilltop near Hogan's Fountain and in the bottomlands near Cochran Hill.
Ross Butler | Mar 25, 2018
We are from out of town. Large beautiful park. We enjoyed our visit.
Robert MacKenzie | May 1, 2018
Great place to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city. Both Cherokee and Seneca Parks offer trails, courts, golfing and just a place to enjoy the outdoors. One of my favorite places in Louisville and I will keep going back again and again!
Tara King | Apr 11, 2018
I love everything about this park. Road is divided (left side for pedestrians and the right for drivers- all one way) many mini parks throughout has archery range and dog hill for dogs to run without leashes. Has COUNTLESS amount of trails for both walking and biking.
Nicholas Fischer | May 5, 2018
Best park in Louisville. It’s a massive park that is wedged in between quiet neighbourhoods. Trails go up and down hills, through the woods, creeks, plains and follow the park boundary road. Great place to set up a hammock or have a picnic.
Mohammad | Apr 23, 2018
It is a very great public park to enjoy a picnic or a family gathering on weekends. Very clean. Very safe. Long trails to follow.
Allegra Jones | Jun 12, 2018
Nice park. I took my son to the basketball goal. Most people were polite and shared the rims. It was all good until a fight broke out so we left. This happened about an hour before dusk. We went back at an earlier time of day and had a better experience. There was an ambulance parked near the basketball goals which adds a level of safety.
Jordan Smith | Jun 15, 2018
Great park with lots of wildlife and walking trails. A great place for recreational activities. Also a great place to meet dudes. Sometimes even hot dudes. Looking for your husband? Hes probably here. 😉
Maria Marrero | Jun 1, 2018
Under a lot of construction. U can barely enjoy it. Found a good spot down the trail. They really need to get done with the construction. Which I don't know specifically what they're trying to accomplish by it
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