Parks! My kids and grandkids and I have always loved going to the park – doesn’t matter what time of year it is. And here in Hardin County, Kentucky that’s even more true because of all the wonderful parks we’ve discovered. Today I thought I’d shine a spotlight on one of our two “favoritest” parks. This one is in Radcliff, quite close to the main entrance to Fort Knox. Here’s the map per Google.
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You will enter from Dixie – If you’re coming from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, head northwest on US-31W N / W Dixie Ave toward Fort Knox, KY You will go through most of Radcliff, and pass under the overpass that leads to Wilson. Turn left on City Park Dr / Cs-2053 – You should see this sign (below). It’s not a huge sign, and it can be a bit hard to spot, but it’s well worth the hunt!
Once you turn into the driveway (beside a small strip mall) and drive in back to the park, you’ll first discover this skateboard park. It’s a popular spot for my family, as well as others. On days when school is out and the weather is great, it can be quite busy. But if you don’t mind going out on a cooler or breezy day, especially in the early afternoon, it’s often quite free for you to enjoy.
Drive up the road a bit and you’ll arrive at a covered picnic area with two restrooms. You can park in the spaces up above or in the rocky “parkways” along the playgrounds. And what a treat! Just down the hill from the picnic area are TWO large playground areas. All ages can enjoy both and on busy days, it’s such fun to have more space to roam. There are swings, an updated version of teeter-totters, and this fun rock-climbing board. Not to mention a few different slides including the one pictured at the top.
The kids in our family love it because of all the playground equipment. I love it because of its wonderful shade all around. Even on the hottest of days, we can usually enjoy our time there under tall, old trees. If they could talk, I bet they’d have some interesting historic tales to share with us.
Among may other fun goodies you’ll discover at this park, are a walking trail, basketball courts, and even a “Frisbee” Disc Golf Course. It’s especially great for the teens in the group.
Radcliff City Park is my personal favorite because of all the shade, not to mention the cute critters like squirrels smiling away. Don’t let me forget to tell you about the kids’ favorite park though. Coming soon. In the meantime, join me in a lovely PINK visit to Pink Saturday.
And, enjoy even more lilting and lovely shadows at Shadow Shot Sunday 2.