In Photos: Cherokee Park at Big Rock

"All this, dear children, belongs to you..." Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline and the Gypsies

On beautiful fall days like this one, my girls and I like to walk to Big Rock in nearby Cherokee Park. Some days we wear our rain boots to walk on the rocks, feed the ducks, and splash in the shallowest part of Beargrass Creek. We always spend time on the playground, and sometimes we walk through the woods to the huge rock that gives this section of the park its name. We also like exploring the historic Gaulbert Pavilion, which was built in the early 1900s and was recently restored. The columns frame the landscape beautifully—and they're perfect for climbing, too. We think this is one of the prettiest spots in all of Louisville.