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Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro

#2 of 6 in Parks in Owensboro
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Yellow Creek Park provides a multifaceted recreational and leisure opportunity. Nestled along the wooded banks of Yellow Creek at Thruston, the 152 acre park features hiking trails, multi-purpose sports areas, the Lambert Pioneer Village, and several outdoor pavilions. Other amenities that set Yellow Creek Park apart from other area parks include a swinging bridge, a refurbished one room school house, a stocked 7 acre lake, and multiple walking trails.

Yellow Creek Park is a frequent backdrop for both professional and amateur photographers. Family portraits and senior pictures are often taken near one of the two reconstructed covered bridges, the iron bridge and the James Lambert Pioneer Village. The Pioneer Village boasts two log cabins and two log barns that are the perfect setting for photos, weddings and family gatherings. More information on the James Lambert Pioneer Village can be found here.

Sports enthusiast can also enjoy the multitude of recreational opportunities the park has to offer. Yellow Creek Park has a basketball court, 2 tennis courts, 4 volleyball courts, and 3 softball/baseball diamonds. The park is also home to an 18 hole disc golf course which has hosted several tournaments since its founding.

Once a year the park is host to the annual River of Music Party (ROMP). Bluegrass enthusiasts descend on Yellow Creek Park to enjoy the wonderful mix of music and nature. More information about ROMP can be found at
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • Love this park. Several great locations to have family reunion, church picnics and day camps. Great playground and even a splash pad. The Parks and Rec do a great job of maintaining it  more »
  • This is a great park for the family to have fun. You can fish or go to the playground or the water park area for the little ones.  more »
  • Really nice and awesome place for family fun, picnics, fishing or private events. Lots of playgrounds and places for kids to enjoy. The only reason I wont rate 5 stars is because, of the bathrooms maintenance is awful, horrible worse than acceptable. Dirty, stinky and be ready to hold your pee or number two till you get home, or else hold your nose and be ready to shower when you get home cause the bathrooms are badly maintained.
  • Large, nice park with multiple playgrounds, a fishing lake, hiking trails, and a small waterpark for the kids. The village with all of the old buildings that have been preserved and relocated to the park is a pretty cool area to see. Also a lot of covered areas you can rent for gatherings.

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