Department of Parks
Park Clean Up Days Scheduled at Several State Parks in March, April

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 18, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks are looking for volunteers to help several parks during cleanup days in March and April.


The parks will need people to pick up litter on trails, clear fallen branches and perform other chores as parks prepare for spring and summer.


“All of our parks are getting ready for more guests, and this is one way people can help,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. “We invite anyone who cares about our state parks to come out and volunteer.”


Here is a list of some of the events planned in March and April. All times are local:


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg

Operation Clean Sweep, March 21

Volunteers will be cleaning up the shoreline of Dewey Lake. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the golf course parking lot. Free cookout at noon for volunteers. Call 606-889-1790.


Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn

Park Cleanup, March 28

Come out and get our park clean for the spring season! Trash pickup and debris disposal is the mission. Gloves and safety gear will be available throughout the weekend. Special snacks and refreshments will be provided on Saturday. Sponsored by the Friends of Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. Call 606-398-7510.


Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn

Lake Cleanup, April 18

Spend the day cleaning up the lake area followed by a lunch for all participants. Sponsored by the Corps of Engineers, Buckhorn Scenic Trail Association and Perry County PRIDE. Call 606-398-7510.


Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus

Park Day, March 28

The park is participating in Park Day, sponsored by the Civil War Trust, to clean up and preserve Civil War sites. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at Shelter C in the picnic area of the park. Contact Cindy Lynch at 270-677-2327.


Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin

PRIDE Cleanup, March 28

The cleanup along Highway 90 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m. at the park gift shop. Prizes and T-shirts will be given away, and a lunch will be provided to volunteers. Call 606-677-6150.


Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg

Pick Up the Park Day, March 28

Volunteers will pick up litter, sticks and leaves. The work will last from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes. Water and coffee will be provided. Call 859-734-3314


Green River Lake State Park, Campbellsville
Trail Maintenance Day, March 28

Volunteers will pick up litter and branches, complete trail sign installation and more. The work will begin 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Call 270-465-8255.


Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Union

Trail Work Days; April 11, May 9

Join the park interpreter and John Robbins from the Sierra Club for a day of hiking and trail maintenance at the park. If you enjoy hiking or want to perform a fun community service activity outdoors, this event is for you!  For more information, call 859-384-3522.


John James Audubon State Park, Henderson
Dirt Day, April 25

Volunteers will continue the tradition of preparing the Museum Gardens for spring, cleaning up the Coffeetree Trail after a winter of hard weather and planting in the new butterfly way station behind the museum between 8:30 a.m. and noon. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt. Lunch will be provided. Call (270) 826-2247.


Dawkins Line Rail Trail, Johnson and Magoffin counties

Trail Cleanup, April 25

Volunteers can meet at the Swamp Branch or Sublett trailheads to clean up the trail from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gloves and trashbags will be provided.





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at