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Enjoy Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park car-free the last Sunday of each month

Last Sunday of every month – beginning March 27 – December 2022.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation will be closing the Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park to vehicle traffic one Sunday a month between 8 AM – 4 PM. Walkers, runners, and bikers can enjoy a serene Sunday in Cherokee Park without worrying about vehicle traffic.

“Frederick Law Olmsted designed Cherokee Park in 1891 as way for people to escape from the city,” says Layla George, President and CEO of Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “Cars driving around Scenic Loop bring more of the city into our parks. By closing the Scenic Loop to vehicle traffic for a few hours on one Sunday a month, we’re giving the 1.6 million visitors a more relaxing and worry-free experience in Cherokee Park.”

Frederick Law Olmsted designed Cherokee Park in 1891 as way for Louisvillians to escape busy city life – but cars driving around Scenic Loop bring more of the city into our parks. That’s why we’re bringing back Car-Free Cherokee throughout 2022 – giving park users a chance to enjoy Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park car-free once a month!

We recommend those with limited mobility park near the Daniel Boone statue on Eastern Parkway or on Alexander Road. The Baringer ADA Multi-use path is easily accessible from the Eastern Parkway entrance. Cherokee Golf Course will remain open during this time and golfers can continue to access to the clubhouse through Alexander Road. We respectfully ask that park visitors only park in designated areas.

Fred Facts
The 1974 tornado destroyed eighty percent of Cherokee Park’s hardwood trees and galvanized new support for restoring the parks.

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