Department of Parks
Wickliffe Mounds To Temporarily Close For Renovation Work
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will be closed between March 28 and April 17 for renovation of the Welcome Center.
The Welcome Center will be getting a new floor and must temporarily close for installation. The center houses the gift shop, tourist information, museum admission desk and park office. The renovation is part of an ongoing park improvement project that will assist in the park’s efforts to create a visitor friendly and safe environment for all guests.
Park buildings will be closed during this period, but the park grounds are open during normal park hours.
After re-opening on April 17, Wickliffe Mounds will be hosting a special event on April 28 called “A Trek Among the Trees.” Representatives from the Kentucky Division of Forestry will be at the park to give guided treks along the Woods Walk Trail and provide tips for tree identification, forest resources and stewardship. Smoky the Bear will make an appearance in the morning, if not called away to fight a forest fire. Trees native to Kentucky will be given away until supplies are exhausted.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is the archaeological site of a prehistoric Native American village of the Mississippian mound builders. The park offers planned recreation, picnicking and self-guided school trips. For more information visit http://parks.ky.gov or call 1-270-335-3681.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov