Department of Parks
Garden Party Celebrating Parks’ 85th Anniversary Set For July 25
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky State Parks Foundation are inviting Kentuckians to a Garden Party July 25 to help celebrate the parks’ 85th anniversary.
First Lady Jane Beshear is serving as the honorary chair of the 85th Anniversary Garden Party, which will be held at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown from 6-8:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the non-profit foundation. The foundation supports state parks with grants to individual parks, receives grants, bequests and the gifts of individuals, corporations, and others in support of Kentucky’s State Parks and historic sites as well as fund-raising through partnerships with individuals, businesses and community organizations.
“This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the Kentucky State Parks as they mark 85 years of creating family memories,” Mrs. Beshear said. “We appreciate the support of the foundation and all contributors to help our great park system.”
Tickets to the event are $50 a person. Tables for 10 can be purchased for $500. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and refreshments. There will be music and a silent auction of parks items. Tours of Federal Hill, the historic mansion built between 1795 and 1818, will also be available to guests.
The reservation deadline is July 17.
In addition to the Garden Party, guests may also be interested in the Stephen Foster Drama Association’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” that starts at 8:30 p.m. on July 25. Tickets for this production are available by calling 1-800-626-1563 or visiting www.stephenfoster.com (This production, which is adjacent to the state park, is not part of the garden party).
To order tickets for the Garden Party, visit www.kentuckystateparksfoundation.org and click on “Event Registration” or call 502-716-7286.
My Old Kentucky Home State Park is located in Bardstown on U.S. 150.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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 Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov