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Cherokee Park

745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
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Ranked #10 of 81 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Running, Mountain biking
Description: Less hilly and grassier than its local cousins, Cherokee Park is mostly open meadows and woods.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love going over and walking the loop or just casually hanging out at Big Rock or the dog park. I do get a little nervous walking there at dusk as a female by myself so I usually only go during the day by myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wow, this park is amazing. Designed by the same architect who designed Central Park (Olmsted), Cherokee Park is large and very well laid out. We visited numerous times just to see different areas. It was also enjoyable to see many families, couples, athletes, kids, etc., enjoying the park. It was clean and well-maintained and seemed very safe. Pack a picnic!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Walking Cherokee Park is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. The main road is shaded and there are always plenty of people around (makes me feel safe). Be prepared to get lost driving through the Cherokee triangle and some parts of the main loop! And parking on the weekends can get kind of frustrating, but I've never not... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I re-visited this park on our weekend trip to Louisville because of how much I loved it when I attended school in Louisville. The park has a great route to ride bikes or walk different loops around the soccer & softball fields, and also tennis courts w/ public restroom. There's a nice golf course, and excellent sled riding hills in... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Drive, bike or walk the three mile scenic loop to explore the park designed by Olmstead - the architect of New York City's Central Park and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate! This was his last major commission of his career. Download the excellent free audio tour from the park website at: http://www.olmstedparks.org/our-parks/cherokee-park/ Restrooms, playground, covered pavilions (one with grills),... More

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Heflin AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Our family had lots of fun at Cherokee Park when I was a kid in the last 50's and 60's and it is as beautiful now as it was then. Lots of activities going on, running, picnicking and children playing in a play area with water spouts. Definitely a place to visit if you are in the area. Cherokee Park... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely place to run, hike, explore, walk, or bike. We enjoyed a visit Fathers Day weekend. It is really pretty and we enjoyed the scenery. However, with young children this is not really suited. Just something to keep in mind. Not living in the area, and with two kids under seven, we probably wouldn't visit again.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This park is huge and we were their geocaching in the woods. We were all over this big park and everytime we turned around this park kept going and going . Very beautiful

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This park offers it all. Great trails, jogging/walking/cycling path, picnic shelters, playgrounds, golf, and plenty of green space.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've lived in Louisville my whole life and I am proud that Cherokee Park is part of my town. It's lovely, scenic and has a creative design. It was designed by the same fella that designed Central Park in NYC. Whether you're just passing through or you live here, it's definitely a nice place to visit and experience.

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