Department of Parks
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Hosting Park Day May 23

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 28, 2015  
Contact Information:  Joan House,
859-332-8631
 


PERRYVILLE, Ky. – Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will be holding its Park Day for volunteers to help clean up the park on May 23.

 

This 18th annual Park Day is being held as the nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust to participate in the 18th annual Park Day at Perryville Battlefield.

 

Perryville Battlefield has been the recipient of several acres recently purchased by the Civil War Trust. The park is working to return these areas to their wartime appearance. Volunteers are needed to help remove fences and clean out old buildings. There will also be some general trail clean up. 

 

Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. at the Civil War Hall at the park

 

Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and work boots, and to bring work gloves. The park could also use wire cutters and brush cutters on the fence removal projects. Civil War Trust T-shirts are provided for adults, as well as patches for the kids. Lunch and drinks will be provided by the Friends of Perryville. Come on out and help us restore this historic landscape! 

 

Call the park at 859-332-8631 or email joan.house@ky.gov for more information.

The Battle of Perryville in 1862 was the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. The number of soldiers killed, wounded or missing totaled more than 7,600. Perryville Battlefield is 45 miles southwest of Lexington. Take US 68 west to US 150 west. For more information about Perryville, visit www.perryvillebattlefield.org. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov

 

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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 http://www.parks.ky.gov