Department of Parks
Kids To Parks Day Celebrated at Four Kentucky State Parks on May 16

Press Release Date:  Friday, April 24, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

WICKLIFFE, Ky. – Four Kentucky State Parks will be participating in Kids to Parks Day on May 16. The National Park Trust organizes a nationwide day of outdoor play to encourage children across the country to explore their community parks and discover history, nature and adventure right around the corner.  


Columbus-Belmont State Park, Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Pine Mountain State Resort Park and Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park will be participating in Kids to Parks Day by hosting games and outdoor experiences.  Here are the details for each park. All times are local:


Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus

Kids and families will enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun at the park.  There will be games, hiking, and educational programs.  Kids will play mini golf and visit the museum free. For more information, contact Columbus-Belmont at 270-677-2327 or email  


Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe

Play outdoor games among the Mounds and make a Mississippian Indian style gorget necklace to take home.  Games include hoop and darts, stickball, corn toss and a relay race at 11 a.m. for kids age 12 and under.  Free for kids age 15 and under with paid adult admission. Limit two kids free with one paid adult for $5.  Event is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Wickliffe Mounds at 270-335-3681 or email


Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville

The park will offer a day of free activities starting at 10:30 a.m. Activities include a guided hike, mini golf, a birds of prey program, and s’mores. For more information, contact Beth Byrnes at 606-337-3066 or


Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn

Look for white-tailed deer, bird watch, build a sandcastle, visit the playground, go for a picnic, hike the trails, borrow a fishing pole, rent a boat, play a round of miniature golf, or enjoy a campfire. From 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 800-325-0058 for information.




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