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Frederick Law Olmsted noted that Cherokee Park offers “refreshment…in the contemplation of superb umbrageous trees, standing singly and in open groups distributed naturally upon a graceful greensward.”
At the heart of the park is an old-growth forest that blankets the knob’s steep hillsides with a great variety of rare plants and animals. The circulation through the park includes a network of pedestrian paths, bridle trails, and circuit drives. The lands were set aside as a preserve and developed for access and enjoyment with the forests remaining essentially intact.
Located at: 5216 New Cut Rd., 40214 (Taylor Boulevard and Southern Parkway)
Overlook Access: The road to the top of the park may be used by pedestrians and cyclists daily throughout the year. It’s open to motorists from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April through October.
Size: 725.85 acres
1080 Amphitheater Rd.
Iroquois Golf Course
1501 Rundill Road, 40214
Biking – Road
Bikeway and walking paths
Disc golf course
Fishing lake (catch/release only; currently closed for EPA restoration project)
Horse riding trails
Playground/splash play area, handicapped accessible
Walking Paths (1.6 miles and 3.2 miles)