Holzheimer Park, is not what you expect a typical park to be. Located at the Northeast corner of Westport Road and Chenoweth Lane in the Heart of St. Matthews, Holzheimer Park being only 0.3 acres was dedicated May 6, 2009. The site boasts a four faced clock, bench seating and a stone walled landscaped green space, creating a pleasant place to pause and reflect on days gone by.
The park is named for a St. Matthews pioneer and potato farmer Heinrich (Henry) Holzheimer, a native of Germany and an early settler in the area (1871). Mr. Holzheimer once owned 63 acres of potato farmland in what is present day St. Matthews, including this small parcel of ground purchased from Daniel Gilman, the first person in Jefferson County to be issued a grocery license, and namesake of historic Gilman’s Point.
Ref: St. Matthews – The Crossroads of Beargrass, author Samuel W. Thomas