Department of Parks
10 Transportation Grants From Kentucky State Parks Foundation Support Student Trips

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 30, 2015  
Contact Information:  Molly Caldwell,
859-509-5092 or

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Students from 10 more Kentucky schools are taking field trips to a Kentucky State Park thanks to a transportation grant from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.

The KSPF's "Inside Out Education" initiative allows schools to seek the grants that enable students to learn about the environment, history or culture at a Kentucky State Park.

"This next round of grants means that 1,200 students from 16 schools are getting to visit and learn from a Kentucky State Park," Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. "We are seeing more and more interest in these grants, and we appreciate the donations individuals and businesses are making to assist these young people."

The second round of grants went to 10 schools. The schools or districts and the park they are visiting are:

Viper Elementary (Perry County), Paintsville Lake State Park
Millcreek Elementary (Fayette County), Fort Boonesborough State Park
Southwest Calloway Elementary, Columbus-Belmont State Park
McKell Middle School (Greenup County), Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Clark County, Fort Boonesborough State Park
Cumberland County, Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Millbrooke Elementary (Christian County), Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
South Green Elementary (Glasgow), Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Ballard County Elementary, Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site/Columbus-Belmont State Park
Owsley County High School, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

For more information about the program, visit Applications for the 2015-16 school year will be available in mid-April. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.






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