The parking lot paving project was completed in November. Hopefully your cars will stay cleaner this winter (wish the same could be said for your dogs).

Cherokee Park is a 409-acre park located in the heart of Louisville. The Louisville Dog Run Association is currently working with Louisville Metro Parks to establish the Cochran Hill Dog Run at Cherokee Park.

The Cochran Hill Dog Run in Cherokee Park is located on a portion of Cherokee Park between I-64 and Lexington Road at the northern end of the park. The dog park is approximately two acres and is divided in half to allow one side for all dog use and one side for small dog use. To see the layout of the site please go to

(2009 Aerial Photo of Cochran Hill Dog Run (scroll over to highlight fence))

From I-64 = Take EXIT 8 and turn south onto GRINSTEAD DRIVE. Go down GRINSTEAD DRIVE and take a left onto LEXINGTON ROAD. Go about half a mile and take a right onto COCHRAN HILL ROAD (first road on your right after you go under I-64). The dog park is located immediately to your right.

From Bardstown Road = Turn east onto EASTERN PARKWAY. Take EASTERN PARKWAY into Cherokee Park and onto the SCENIC LOOP. Follow the SCENIC LOOP around past the archery range and take a right onto COCHRAN HILL ROAD (on your right just before you get to the rugby field). Go to the top of the hill, past the maintenance building, and the dog park will be on your left.

If you are a GPS user, try entering 740 Cochran Hill Road in for the address of the park.

Please go to for a complete list of the Cochran Hill Dog Run at Cherokee Park rules.

The Cochran Hill Advisory Committee (CHAC) is a subcommittee of the Louisville Dog Run Association Board of Directors. The CHAC is made up of people who regularly visit the dog run who are willing to help oversee the day-to-day operations of the Cochran Hill Dog Run at Cherokee Park. The CHAC also oversees rule enforcement, maintenance, and member relations. For more information about the Cochran Hill Advisory Committee please go to or email us at

The cost of the 2011 Dog Park Permit is $30.00 for the first dog, $20.00 for the second dog, $10.00 for the third dog and $5.00 per additional dog in the same household. All funds from the sale of the Dog Park Permits will go towards the dog park's maintenance and improvement costs. The permit will allow unlimited use of the dog park through December 31, 2011. If you would like to get a permit to the Cochran Hill Dog Run, go to If you have any questions please email us at

Are you and your dog planning on visiting Louisville? If you will be visiting or passing through Louisville please email us at to find out how your four-legged traveling companion can have access to the Cherokee Dog Park. We do what we can to help give out-of-town visitors a place to allow their dog's to stretch their legs. All we ask is that you contact us before you come to town, make sure to bring along your vaccination records with you, and email us after you've visited the park to let us know what you think. Also, be sure to email Metro Parks by CLICKING HERE and tell them what a great time you had at the Cochran Hill Dog Run.


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Last Updated January 5, 2011


Louisville Dog Run Association 
P.O. Box 221611
Louisville, Kentucky 40252
(502) 876-9416