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FREE Walking Tour: Olmsted History & Desgin

Tour Description: Learn how Frederick Law Olmsted and his firm came to design so many parks in Louisville, and why our Olmsted Parks are so significant. Join Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Certified Tour Guide Denise Davis for a walk in Cherokee Park featuring several well-known sites, including the drive along Alexander Road, the golf course, Baringer Pavilion and Overlook, Baringer Spring and the Daniel Boone Statue. At each stop, she’ll share with you interesting facts about Olmsted Park history, Frederick Law Olmsted, and his design philosophy and practice.

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

Park/Area Featured: Cherokee Park, Baringer Hill

Meeting Location: Willow Park. Parking around perimeter of park.

Distance: 1.25 miles – mostly on paved walkways, with one descent down the grassy slope of Baringer Hill.

Duration: 90 minutes

Price: Free to the public

Willow Park

1403 Cherokee Road, Louisville, KY 40204