Cherokee Park: One of Louisville's Most Beloved Places

Large statue surrounded by trees in Cherokee Park.

Cherokee Park, located near the Crescent Hill and Highlands area, is one of Louisville, KY’s most beloved parks. Covering over 375 acres, any lover of the outdoors can easily find something of interest. Runners, cyclists, golfers, and families can all experience Cherokee Park in a unique way. From tree covered trails to wide open green spaces, this is your go-to spot to get lost in some of Louisville’s natural beauty.

Paved bike and pedestrian trail on the roadway surrounding by trees in Cherokee Park.

One of the most popular aspects of Cherokee Park is all of the fantastic paved trails. The Scenic Loop is over 2 miles of paved roadways that provide walkers and bicyclists with a smooth option for exercise. The Scenic Loop allows for one-way vehicle traffic while also offering a second lane designated for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. This is the perfect place for serious cyclists who would like to avoid the dangers of biking along with city roadway traffic. It’s equally ideal for foot traffic; you will find many people walking with strollers and pets. Because the designated pathway is wide, it’s a great place to exercise with a group of people. Mature tree coverage allows for quite a bit of shade while still letting the summer’s welcoming sunlight through. It is really just about as peaceful as a large paved roadway can ever get!

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Along with tons of paved walking options, Cherokee Park is home to extensive wooded trails as well. Hiking trails provide a completely different exercise option for those feeling a little more adventurous. There is even a designated mountain biking trail for those interested in escaping into nature for a while. As some walkers prefer an open and easily accessible paved pathway, there are equally as many people who could take advantage of the secluded nature trails. This park boasts the best of both worlds!

Creek flowing under a bridge surrounding by trees at Cherokee Park.

If you are searching for a park to enjoy with the whole family, Cherokee Park will meet all of your requirements. A large playground area, complete with covered picnic tables, provides plenty of space to spend the afternoon with your kids. Smaller play areas are placed throughout the park as well, so exploring with your family is always enjoyable! Don’t forget your furry friends either. Watching your four-legged family members run wild at the dog park creates a fun afternoon all in itself. And as for the golfers in the family? Cherokee Golf Course (9-hole course) is a beautiful option to check out too.

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As you can see, there are many reasons why this park is one of the best in the city. With quick access to I-64 and multiple park entrances, Cherokee Park is a convenient choice for anyone in the area. Visitors here can even expand their park exploration to nearby Seneca Park, connected through both roadways and paths. Don’t forget to end your day at the park with a visit to Louisville’s own Restaurant Row (located in the heart of the Highlands). This beautiful area is like a world unto itself. But don’t just take our word for it. Get out there and experience Cherokee Park for yourself!

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Buying or selling a home near Cherokee Park? Contact Pam Ruckriegel with Louisville Real Estate Pros at Keller Williams Realty Louisville East today. 502-435-5524.

3 Properties
$675,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,030
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1545478
MLS
An original Stratton Hammon masterpiece, this Cherokee Gardens home offers the opportunity to own a private piece of Louisville's rich architectural history, featuring Hammon's acclaimed design and...
Under Contract
562 Sunset Rd Louisville, KY 40206
$599,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,136
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
54
Days on Site
1541127
MLS
Nestled in desirable Cherokee Gardens, a Frederick Law Olmstead designed neighborhood, is a timeless home formerly known as Ivy House. The exterior of the home, built in 1936, is a whitewashed brick...
$1,599,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
6,054
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
167
Days on Site
1530995
MLS
Welcome to ''Sunnyside'' one of Louisville's significant estate homes that represents a rich element of local architectural history. Built in 1854, this Cherokee Garden's jewel is on the National...

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