The Heart of Fun in Eastern Kentucky


OldMillParkIntroOld Mill Park is nestled on the banks of the Licking River. The park has walking trails, picnic shelters, an amphitheater, a playground area for small children, an outdoor workout area for adults, picnic tables, outdoor grills and swings, perfect for a moment of relaxation by the river. It has become a popular place for family outings, reunions and birthday parties. It is also a popular place for walkers, runners and groups participating in 5k challenges. The park is beautifully landscaped and has become a popular destination for photographers seeking a natural, scenic backdrop. Old Mill Park is home to several events throughout the year including the annual Bluegrass Festival, held the second weekend in July and the annual Market in the Park, held in August. The park is open to the public but reservations must be made for the picnic shelters by calling (606) 743-3330. Please check the calendar for shelter availability.


TredwayParkIntroPhotoTredway Memorial Park has the only women’s military monument in the state and is 1 of 12 or less in the US depicting women’s contributions to our Country’s freedom. Many large boulders in the park provide interest and seating for a quick moment of reflection. There is also a military tank, Vietnam Memorial, picnic shelter, gazebo, walking trail and memory garden filled with interesting, mature trees.


DeLanceyParkIntroPhotoDeLancey Park is located in Cannel City. It is 5 miles from the Mountain Parkway on RT 191 and 9 miles south on Rt 191 from West Liberty in Morgan County. After 1901 Cannel City was the hub for the Kentucky Block Cannel Coal Company which mined cannel coal shipping it on the Ohio and Kentucky Railroad which also had its base of operations in Cannel City. DeLancey Park is named for William DeLancey Walbridge, the president of the Kentucky Block Cannel Coal Company and the Ohio and Kentucky Railroad. It has an original train caboose, picnic area and walking trail. The first ever Pickin’ in the Park was held at DeLancey Park in 2013 in an effort to celebrate not only the history of Cannel City, but also the richness of artists, craftspeople, and musicians from the region. It was the first such gathering there in 105 years. Pickin’ in the Park is now an annual event held in September.