Are you staying close to home for Labor Day weekend? Daviess County Parks are perfect for family fun in a socially distanced environment. Here’s a “Top 10” list of activities.
- Fishing – The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife will stock lakes at both Panther Creek Park and Yellow Creek Park through the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) grant program. Trout are stocked in the winter and catfish in the spring/summer months. All state regulations must be followed, including possession of a fishing license for adults.
- Disc Golf – Yellow Creek Park is setup with 28 holes for the flying disc sport, and Panther Creek Park contains an 18-hole course.
- Tennis – Two courts at Yellow Creek Park are open daily with lights.
- Hiking – Both Panther Creek Park and Yellow Creek Park offer asphalt, elevated and mulched trails with a variety of nature viewing opportunities.
- Picnic – Families and small groups are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors. Small open-air shelters are available or simply bring a quilt to put under a large shade tree. Due to state regulations with COVID-19, groups should be limited to no more than 50 people.
- Spray Parks – The splash pads are open daily at Panther Creek, Yellow Creek and Horse Fork Creek Park between the hours of 9am and 8pm.
- Run/Jog/Bike – The David Adkisson Greenbelt Park is a 15-mile trail from the Joe Ford Nature Center to Millers Mill Road, linking a variety of parks and neighborhoods.
- Time Travel – Visit log structures at the Jim Lambert Pioneer Village. These buildings were relocated to the Nature Center at Yellow Creek Park to preserve the history of Daviess County’s original settlers.
- Go on a Treasure Hunt – Geocaching is a popular activity where participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device to find containers, “geocaches,” at specific coordinates. Daviess County Parks are a great place to enjoy this pastime.
- Nature Photography – Pack your camera bag and head to Yellow Creek Park or Panther Creek Park for “Instagramable” moments on the trails, bridges and lakes. Use @daviesscountyfiscalcourt to highlight your outdoor activities.
Both Yellow Creek Park and Panther Creek Park are open 8am to 11pm, seven days a week from April 1st through October 31st. Horse Fork Creek Park operates from 8am to dusk, seven days a week. Pets are permitted in county parks provided they are on a leash of less than 6 feet.