Member Insider Walking Tour: Bonnycastle Hill Project Completion
Olmsted Parks Conservancy members are invited to participate in a special walking tour featuring the newly-renovated Bonnycastle Hill area of Cherokee Park! Join Certified Tour Guide Denise Davis and get the inside scoop on our improvement project as we wrap up work in one of the most popular and beloved areas of the park.
The tour also explores the base and the top of Bonnycastle Hill while learning about Frederick Law Olmsted’s intentions regarding the experience of Cherokee Park, and how Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s work enhances our ability to receive the gifts Mr. Olmsted longed to offer us through his plans. Discover little-known historical facts about the area, such as the original locations of the Daniel Boone statue and the first tennis courts. Learn fascinating details about two of the park’s treasures: The “Teepee” and Hogan Fountain. A few other surprises are in store as well!
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: Bonnycastle Hill and Hogan Fountain, including recently completed improvement project area.
Meeting Location: Meet at the pathway just at the edge of Rugby/Frisbee Field, across from the base of Cochran Hill Road. Feel free to park along the Scenic Loop across from Rugby/Frisbee Field or in the nearby gravel parking lot.
Distance: 1 mile—on both paved paths and natural trails that ascend and descend the Bonnycastle Hill and Hogan Fountain area.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Price: Free for Olmsted Parks Conservancy members (2 tickets per member).
Cherokee Park, 745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206