Ashland Central Park

Central Park
Ashland, KY

Central Park is the largest park in the park system and is considered the ‘Crown Jewel’.  The park consists of forty-seven acres and was sold to the City of Ashland in 1900 by the Kentucky Iron Coal and Manufacturing Company for the sum of $32,500.  Until August 1923, the primary activity in the park was a horseracing track.
The park is located between 17th and 22nd Streets and Central and Lexington Avenues.
There are over 1100 trees in Central Park with each identified and located on maps of the park.  Following is a listing of some facilities available:
a.       Indian Mounds (3)
b.       Asphalt Tennis Courts (5)
c.       Regulation Baseball Field with modern lighting
d.      Regulation Horse Shoe Courts (10)
e.       Sand Volleyball Courts (2)
f.        Pond with three floating fountains
g.       Basketball Courts (2)
h.       Playgrounds for all ages
i.        Concession Stands (2)
j.        Restrooms – handicapped accessible
k.       Bandstand/Pavilion
l.        Log House  –  oldest house in Ashland
m.      Fountain and Gardens
n.      Maintenance Office
o.      Round House/Recreation Office

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