Baxter Square

Welcome to the City of Louisville’s first public park!

Founded in 1880, the Olmsted firm made recommendations for improvements to the urban green space in 1892. It’s more formal in nature than Olmsted’s expansive, flowing designs for the urban woodland parks. His goal was to bring neighborhood residents together for casual interaction.

Key Features & Amenities

  • Basketball
  • Community Center
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Sprayground
  • Tennis
Fred Facts
The 1974 tornado destroyed eighty percent of Cherokee Park’s hardwood trees, and galvanized new support for restoring the parks.

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