Parks and Recreation
- Debbie Popovich – Secretary
- Jessica Abhat
- Peggy Guidugli
- Vicky Gammon
The Parks and Recreation Board meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM at the Administration Building.
Municipal and Friendship park shelters can be reserved on weekends for a small fee. To do so, contact the city office at 441-9604. Requests are accepted beginning January, so make your plans early, if possible.
These activities and projects, plus our continuing program of improving our parks, gives us a full agenda for the year, but we are always looking for community feedback. The Commission welcomes city residents’ ideas on events and recreational features which you would like to add to our list, so feel free to stop by our meetings and give us your thoughts. Our monthly meetings have been rescheduled to the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Robert J. Barth Lake Park
The Robert J. Barth Park is located behind Cracker Barrel. Fishing is permitted, and a fishing license is required.
1 lap = .4 miles
2.5 laps = 1 mile
5 laps = 2 miles
In regards to questions about the new lake park, please see the information below:
You cannot Kayak on the lake – at the moment we are not permitting any boats on lake (other than FINS from wildlife department).
Benches are here and will eventually be installed on several of the concrete pads that are poured by the sidewalk around the lake. Public works will work on getting these installed as projects/weather and time allow.
There will be a picnic area added it will be in the upper corner of our parking lot close to the Cracker Barrel parking area. This is the next project that Public Works will be addressing on their project list.
The only shelter that is anticipated is the Gazebo which will not be constructed until later this year.
The parking lot will be cleaned, sealed and restriped at some point this summer. We are going to wait until the majority of the remaining projects are completed around the lake before we do this as it is our only staging area at the lake for materials.
In order to complete the loop around the lake it is necessary to walk through the parking area at the lake.
Yes you can fish at the lake – The city has asked FINS (fishing in the neighborhoods program by Ky Wildlife) to take over managing the fish stock in the lake. Because of COVID-19 they are not operating at the moment but it is anticipated that they will review the lake and stock it later this year – No we do not know when that will be.
Markers will be installed around the lake to let people know what the distance around the lake is. – again once projects are completed further.
Additional trees and landscaping will be added to the lake over the next few years as time and budget dollars allow.
An additional sidewalk will be laid on the lake side of the street from Springhouse Drive to the Lake.
We know that there are still many small things that need to be completed at the lake – however given the current conditions and people’s desire to get outside and do things even with social distancing – it was decided since the sidewalk completing the loop around the lake was complete that we would go ahead and open the lake for walking and fishing at this point.
Apple Orchard Park
Patriot Park is located on Ridgepointe Drive in the Glenridge subdivision. The park has a shelter, playground equipment as well as a basketball court.