Central Park - Ashland, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 38° 28.334 W 082° 38.077
17S E 357405 N 4259478
Quick Description: This 47-acre park is the largest park in the city of Ashland, Kentucky. It features several historic sites and a variety of recreational opportunities in all seasons of the year.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2007 11:46:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM2Q51
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martycook
Views: 190

Long Description:
Central Park consists of forty-seven acres and was sold to the City of Ashland in 1900 by the Kentucky Iron Coal and Manufacturing Company for the sum of $32,500. Until August 1923, the primary activity in the park was a horseracing track.

There are over 1100 trees in Central Park with each identified and located on maps of the park.

Following is a listing of some facilities available:

a. Indian Mounds (3)
b. Asphalt Tennis Courts (5)
c. Regulation Baseball Field with modern lighting
d. Regulation Horse Shoe Courts (10)
e. Sand Volleyball Courts (2)
f. Pond with three floating fountains
g. Basketball Courts (2)
h. Playgrounds for all ages
i. Concession Stands (2)
j. Restrooms – handicapped accessible
k. Bandstand
l. Ice Rink - November through mid-March
m. Log House - oldest house in Ashland
n. Fountain and Gardens
o. Maintenance Office
p. Round House/Recreation Office

Regular park activities include:

a. Winter Wonderland of Lights
b. Summer Motion
c. Easter Egg Hunt
d. Summer concerts at the bandstand
e. Bluegrass Festival
f. Halloween Trick or Treat/Haunted Trail
g. Brass Band
h. Picnics and cookouts
i. Activity Room in the Round House
j. Ice Skating - November through mid-March
k. Family Reunions
Name: Central Park

Street Location: between 17th and 22nd Streets and Central and Lexington Avenues

Local Municipality: Ashland

State/Province, etc.: KY

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Established: 1900

Picnic Facilities: Tables and pavillions

Recreational Facilities:
(See long description)

Fountains: Floating Fountains

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Pond

Special Events: (See long description)

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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