Big Rock – Olmsted Park Environment and Olmsted’s Impact Walking Tour

Most people know that Frederick Law Olmsted designed beautiful parks; fewer know that he was an early voice speaking up for environmental issues. Join Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Certified Tour Guide Denise Davis and learn about environmental changes and challenges in our own parks. You visit Big Rock, the most complex natural area of Cherokee Park, which is also the perfect place to talk about Olmsted’s work to protect significant natural landscapes, as well as discussing the beauty and concerns of the Big Rock area. Participants will see the best outreach to Beargrass Creek, Big Rock, two significant bridges and limestone cliffs.

Tour Notes: Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a water bottle and meet 15 minutes prior to tour start. Feel free to bring a walking stick.

Area Featured: Big Rock.

Meeting Location: Gaulbert Pavilion at Big Rock area in Cherokee Park. Parking available at Gaulbert Pavilion.

Distance: Less than 1 mile—mostly on uneven ground, including grassy areas and a natural trail. No climbing of hills.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Price: Free for Olmsted Parks Conservancy members (2 tickets per member); $15.00 for non-members; call 502-456-8125 for group rates and availability.

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