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Cherokee Park, Louisville

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  • We only had the opportunity to drive the loop road through the park, but next time we hope to walk some of the trails. Very green.  more »
  • The park is safe, the terrain is cool you can do trail running or hike or simply run the marked paths. It has some challenging routes/hills but it is not ovewhelming and the loop is awesome for a dail...  more »
  • This park is excellent for walking/hiking and biking. We usually take our dog through the woods or we just hike ourselves.  more »
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  • It's a huge park and very beautiful. Not a whole lot of intense trails, but short scenic ones. The witches hat is also awesome to hold events or get togethers. It's really nice and the community loves it. There are also plenty of seating throughout the park. Just know to get out, you have to make a right. Anywhere. There won't be signs to show you which way is out. If you don't know this, you'll keep following the road/always turning left and you'll just keep circling around.
  • A winding walking and biking loop, mountainbike trails, open fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming hole, and more, and it's all within the city limits. Cherokee Park is my favorite place in Louisville, and it makes living in the area fantastic. An outside visitor may not be wowed by it like you would Mammoth Cave or Red River Gorge, but visiting it again and again never ceases to be an absolute pleasure.
  • There's a lot to love about Cherokee park. It has amenities for many different activities. The park it's mostly bound by a one-way road, the inner lane of which, is designated strictly for activities not involving motor vehicles. This gives walkers, cyclists, longboarders, etc., two miles of a full driving lane(mostly), with challenging hills, and beautiful scenery, looped for doing their thing. The park has a large open area with good parking, known locally as Frisbee Field, that can accommodate many team sports. Other areas include playgrounds, picnic areas with built in grills, a water play fountain, a half basketball court, as well as hiking-biking trails. The park is well cared for by the Olmsted park people, as well as it's regular visitors.
  • A fabulous city park. Great for dog walking, bike riding, frisbee throwing. Nice hilly terrain. Great running, wonderful mountain bike trails. Basketball, softball, picnics. A truly great urban playground designed by the great Frederick Law Olmsted.
  • Cherokee Park is gorgeous. Part of one of the top park systems in the country. Massive green spaces, wildlife, waterways, walking and biking lanes, dog park, Frisbee field, archery target field, Golf course, basketball court, and extensive walking trails and playground area.

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