Firefly Hike in Cherokee Park

Ever wonder what Cherokee Park is like after dark?

Now’s your chance to experience the park like never before on this family-friendly twilight hike led by Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy Education Program Manager Matt Spalding and Project Director Major Waltman.

We’ll journey through (mainly flat) natural trails through the woods on Bonnycastle Hill watching for fireflies and listening for nocturnal wildflife. ‘Hoot’ knows, we might even hear one of the Barred Owl families who call Cherokee Park home!

After the hike, enjoy s’mores and check out Jupiter, Saturn, (and their moons) from the Louisville Astronomical Society’s telescopes in Bonnycastle Hill.

Registration is Required

Tickets are FREE for Olmsted Parks Conservancy members and $8 for non-members (children under 13 may accompany a paid adult for free but must be registered in advance)

Children should be accompanied by an adult. Tour is rain or shine (but may be subject to postponement or cancellation in the event of severe weather). Weather-appropriate clothes and footwear with good tread are encouraged. Glow sticks will be provided for safety.

Day-Of Details

Meet at 8:30pm at the new Stegner Pavilion, located across the field from Hogan Fountain Pavilion (known as the “Teepee”) for check in (required). If you have not paid your $8 (for non-members), you will be able to do so at the event. After we’ve confirmed your registration, you’ll get your glowstick for the hike.

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