City of Florence Park Directory

 

 

Florence Nature Park

Nestled within the city limits, this passive park was acquired by the City in 1986 and has approximately 15 acres with paved walking trails for exploring nature. The granite animals were donated by Florence Mall for use at the facility. The Evelyn M. Kalb Gathering House and Nature Park Event Center are located here and can be rented by the public for parties or special occasions from 8:00 am – 12:00 am by the City Event Consultant (859) 647-5425. For pricing information see,  Nature Park & Shelter Reservations.

Tours of the facility are conducted by appointment only at (859) 647-5425 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. This park is located off Banklick Street.

Nature Park Amenities include the following:

  • Brick patio/wood trellis with an outdoor patio, grill, drinking fountains and landscaped gardens.
  • 2,800 linear feet of asphalt walking trails.
  • Entry Drive and asphalt parking area for 118 cars.
  • Granite animals: The granite animals were donated by the Florence Mall when the park was initially under construction.
  • Restroom building is attached to the Evelyn M. Kalb Gathering House and houses restrooms and a storage room.
  • Evelyn M. Kalb Gathering House was a former residence renovated into public use building in 1991. The facility was fully renovated in 2018.
  • Loading and unloading area at the front door.
  • New in 2019, the Florence Nature Park Event Center.

Directions: Take Dixie Highway/U.S. 42 to Banklick Street, Turn at first left after stop sign into Florence Nature Park.

Lincoln Woods Park

The land for this park was acquired by the City in 1959 as a part of the water treatment plant land acquisition. This 15 acre park was developed in 1972 into an active park. Entrances are located on Rosetta and Surfwood Drives. Shelter reservations are made through the City Event Consultant at (859)647-5425.

Reservations close for the season on November 7, 2021.

Directions: Take KY 18/Burlington Pike or U.S. 42 to Hopeful Church Road, Turn onto Surfwood Drive, Take a right onto City Park Drive.

Lincoln Woods Park Amenities include the following:

  • Two asphalt surface enclosed tennis courts. City sponsored clinics are conducted at the courts and have priority use.
  • Color coated asphalt surface basketball court.
  • Playground contains crumb rubber surface and timber edging. There are three (3) pieces of play equipment (including a tot lot) plus swings.
  • The concrete masonry picnic shelter with picnic tables, grills and drinking fountain.
  • Wooded area: Natural wooded area with dirt trails.
  • Two clay infield ball fields with concrete masonry dugouts and backstops. The balls fields may be reserved through Boone County Parks Department (859) 334-2117.
  • Concrete masonry restroom building has storage and drinking fountains.

Orleans Park

Acquired in 2002, Fischer Development donated 9.5 acres and the City purchased an adjoining 1.5 acres to make this active 11 acre park. The park is located in the Orleans North subdivision on the west side of the city.  Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk. Shelter reservations are made through the City Event Consultant at (859)647-5425.

Reservations close for the season on November 7, 2021.

Directions: Take U.S. 42 to Orleans Boulevard, Turn right at stop sign onto Longbranch Road, Turn right onto St. Louis Boulevard.

Orleans Park Amenities include the following:

  • Playground contains two (2) pieces of play equipment, swing set, overhead rungs and shaded bench built on a poured-in-place surface.
  • Bridge that leads to a sled hill.
  • Asphalt color coated surface basketball court.
  • Open space that may be used as an athletic field.
  • Asphalt color coated surface tennis court with a backboard.
  • Sand volleyball court.
  • Stocked lake with catch and release rule.
  • Asphalt paved walking trail.
  • Concrete masonry shelter with six (6) picnic tables and grill.
  • Masonry restroom building with drinking fountains.

South Fork Park

This 42 acre park located on the west side of the city was originally planned as part of Farmview Subdivision Approval (mid 1980’s). The developer donated five (5) acres to the City in 1997 and 37 acres in late 2000. The park has a nautical theme and is the largest city park. Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk. Shelter reservations are made through the City Event Consultant at (859)647-5425.

Reservations close for the season on November 7, 2021.

Directions: Take U.S. 42 to Farmview Drive, Turn right onto South Fork Park Drive.

South Fork Park Amenities include the following:

  • Masonry concrete shelter with six (6) picnic tables and grill.
  • Masonry restroom building with drinking fountains.
  • Playground contains two (2) pieces of play equipment one for ages 2-5 and the other for ages 5-12, swing set and spring rockers built on a poured-in-place surface.
  • Sand volleyball court & concrete basketball courts.
  • Nine (9) hole Disc Golf course.
  • 210’ x 8’ wide pedestrian bridge: Steel structure with rough cut lumber planking and rails.
  • Asphalt bike path consists of 2,720 linear feet.
  • Asphalt entry drive is 1,320 linear feet with a 50 car parking lot.
  • Log dam habitat improvements in creek are maintained by Florence Water & Sewer.
  • Natural wooded and meadow areas.
  • Mounded earthen sculpture is constructed of topsoil for open play or sledding.

Stringtown Park

Stringtown Park is located on Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) between Kathryn and Wallace Avenues on 8 acres in the eastern section of the City. The City purchased the property in the spring of 2001 from the estate of Isabella Schmidt. The  neighborhood park was named in a city-wide contest and the playground has a Camelot theme. Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk. Shelter reservations are made through the City Event Consultant at (859)647-5425.

Reservations close for the season on November 7, 2021.

Directions: Take Kentucky 18/Burlington Pike to Kathryn Avenue.

Stringtown Park Amenities include the following:

  • Playground consists of play structures, climbing station and swing sets built on poured-in-place surfacing.
  • Asphalt paved color coated basketball court.
  • Four fitness stations with two pieces of outdoor exercise equipment in each for use by all populations funded by Land and Water Conservation Fund and Division of Waste Management Crumb Rubber Grants.
  • Asphalt paved trail funded by Recreational Trails Grant.
  • Concrete masonry shelter with six (6) picnic tables, grill, drinking fountain.
  • Landscaped buffer and berms
  • Open Green Space
  • Concrete masonry restroom building.
  • Two concrete corn hole sets (bring your own bags).
  • Tree shaded quiet area with crumb rubber surface.
  • Sand volleyball court.
  • Seat Wall
  • Drinking fountains.
  • 30 Parking spaces.

Kentaboo Park

Opened to the public in 2020, Kentaboo Park is the newest active park in the City of Florence parks system. This 3.06 acre, neighborhood park has a tropical theme and is located on Kentaboo Ave. Park hours are dawn to dusk. Shelter reservations are made through the City Event Consultant at (859)647-5425. Reservations close for the season on November 7, 2021.

Kentaboo Park Amenities Include:

  • Masonry concrete shelter with six (6) picnic tables, grill, and drinking fountain.
  • Playground contains 1 large piece of play equipment and separate swings built on poured-in-place surfacing
  • Open Green Space
  • Seat Wall
  • Concrete masonry restroom building
  • Sport Court (Basketball / 4 Square)
  • 2 Bench Shelters
  • 24 Parking Spaces