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Florence Nature Park

Nestled within the city limits, this passive park was acquired by the City in 1986 and has approximately 15 acres paved walking trails for exploring nature. The granite animals were donated by Florence Mall for use at the facility. The Evelyn M. Kalb Gathering House is located here and rented to the public for parties or special occasions from 8:00 am - 12:00 am by the Public Services Department. Rental fee is $100 for meetings or parties and $300 for weddings & receptions. There is a $100 deposit (refundable after event provided there is no damage to the facility) due within three (3) business days after making the reservation. Tours of the facility are conducted by appointment only at (859) 647-5416 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. This park is located off Banklick Street.

Directions to Park: Take Dixie Highway to Banklick Street, Turn at first left after stop sign into Florence Nature Park.

Amenities include the following:
* Brick patio/wood trellis with an outdoor patio, grill and landscaped gardens.
* 2,800 linear feet of asphalt walking trails.
* Entry Drive and asphalt parking area for 80 cars.
* Granite animals: The granite animals were donated by the Florence Mall when the park was initially under construction. 
* Gazebo is 24’ X 24’ and consists of an open air design with concrete floor, stone columns, cedar shake roof. The gazebo is available to rent at no charge but you must call Public Services Department at (859) 647-5416 to reserve it. The scenic backdrop provides an ideal venue for weddings, graduations, reunions and other events.
* Restroom building is located next to the Evelyn M. Kalb Gathering House and houses restrooms and a storage room for the park.
* Evelyn M. Kalb Gathering House was a former residence renovated into public use building in 1991.  Hours are from 8:00 am - 12:00 am.
* Drinking fountains. 


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Kalb Gathering House Interior
 

Lincoln Woods Park
The land for this park was acquired by the City in 1959 as a part of the water treatment plant land acquisition. This 15 acre park was developed in 1985 into an active park. Entrances are located on Rosetta and Surfwood Drives. Shelter reservations are made through the Boone County Parks (859) 334-2117.

Directions: Take KY 18/Burlington Pike or U.S. 42 to Hopeful Church Road, Turn onto Surfwood Drive, Take a right onto City Park Drive.

Lincoln Woods Park Amenities include the following:
* Two asphalt surface enclosed tennis courts. City sponsored clinics are conducted at the courts and have priority use.
* Color coated asphalt surface basketball court.
* Playground contains crumb rubber surface and timber edging. There are 3 pieces of play equipment (including a tot lot)plus swing sets.
* The concrete masonry picnic shelter with picnic tables, grills and drinking fountain.
* Wooded area: Natural wooded area w/ dirt trails.
* Two clay infield ball fields with concrete masonry dugouts and backstops. The balls fields may be reserved through Boone County Parks Department (859) 334-2117.
* Concrete masonry restroom building has storage and drinking fountain.
 

Orleans Park
Acquired in 2002, Fischer Development donated 9.5 acres and the City purchased an adjoining 1.5 acres to make this active 11 acre park. The park is located in the Orleans North subdivision on the west side of the city. The Park Master Plan recommends development of a gazebo and fishing pier. Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk.

Directions: Take U.S. 42 to Orleans Boulevard, Turn right at stop sign onto Longbranch Road, Turn right onto St. Louis Boulevard.

Orleans Park Facilities include the following:
* Concrete masonry shelter with 6 picnic tables, a grill, drinking fountain and temporary restrooms (port-o-let). The shelter may be reserved once a day through the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department. The fee is $25 non-refundable and must be paid within three (3) business days after making the reservation. -Node not found, check the node id you entered-or contact Park and Recreation Department at (859) 647-5439. To schedule reservations download the Park Shelter Reservation Form from the city's web site or call Florence Parks and Recreation at (859) 647-5439. Payment must be made at the Florence Government Center payable to "City of Florence". A receipt will be provided and should be taken on the reserved day as proof of payment should the shelter be occupied at the time of your arrival. For any problems contact Florence Police Department at (859) 371-1234.
* Playground contains two pieces of play equipment, swing set, trapeze bar and benches built on a poured-in-place surface.
* Bridge that leads to a sled hill.
* Asphalt color coated surface basketball court.
* Open space that may be used as an athletic field. The city conducts its sports camp at this facility during the summer months.
* Asphalt color coated surface tennis court with a backboard.
* Sand volleyball court
* Stocked lake with catch and release rule.
* Asphalt paved walking trail.
 

South Fork Park
This 42 acre park located on the west side of the city was originally planned as part of Farmview Subdivision Approval (mid 1980s). The developer donated five acres to the City in 1997 and 37 acres in late 2000.  The park has a nautical theme and is the largest city park. Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk.

Directions: Take U.S. 42 to Farmview Drive, Turn right onto South Fork Park Drive.

South Fork Park Current amenities include the following:
* Concrete masonry shelter with 6 picnic tables, a grill, drinking fountain and temporary restroom (port-o-let). The shelter may be reserved once a day through the City of Florence Parks and Recreations Department. The fee is $25 non-refundable and must be paid within three (3) business days after making the reservation. -Node not found, check the node id you entered-  or contact Park and Recreations Department at (859)647-5439. To schedule reservations download the Park Shelter Reservation Form from the city's web site or call Florence Parks and Recreation at (859) 647-5439. Click here to download. Payment must be made at the Florence Government Center payable to "City of Florence". A receipt will be provided and should be taken on the reserved day as proof of payment should the shelter be occupied at the time of your arrival. For any problems contact Florence Police Department at (859) 371-1234.
* Playground contains two pieces of play equipment one for ages 2-5 and the other for ages 5-12, swing set and spring rockers built on a poured-in-place surface.
* Sand volleyball court & concrete basketball court
* 210’ x 8’ wide pedestrian bridge: Steel structure with rough cut lumber planking and rails.
* Asphalt bike path consists of 2,720 linear feet.
* Asphalt entry drive is 1320 linear feet with a 50 car parking lot.
* Log dam habitat improvements in creek are maintained by Florence Water & Sewer.
* Natural wooded and meadow areas.
* Mounded earthen sculpture is constructed of topsoil for open play area. 
 

Stringtown Park
Stringtown Park Stringtown Park is located on Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) between Kathryn and Wallace Avenues on 8 acres in the eastern section of the City. The City purchased the property in the spring of 2001 from the estate of Isabella Schmidt. It is the newest neighborhood park that was named in a city-wide contest. The playground has a Camelot theme. Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk.

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Directions: Take KY 18/Burlington Pike to Kathryn Avenue.

Amenities include the following: Stringtown Park Facilities
* Playground consists of play structures, climbing station and swing sets built on poured-in-place surfacing.
* Asphalt paved color coated basketball court.
* Four fitness stations with two pieces of outdoor exercise equipment in each for use by all populations funded by Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant.
* Asphalt paved trail funded by Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant and Division of Waste Management Crumb Rubber Grant.
* Concrete masonry shelter with 6 picnic tables, grill, drinking fountain and temporary restroom (port-o-let). The shelter may be reserved once a day through the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department. The fee is $25 non-refundable and must be paid within three (3) business days after making the reservation. To schedule reservations download the Park Shelter Reservation Form from the City's web site or call Florence Parks and Recreation at (859) 647-5439. Click here to download. Payment must be made at the Florence Government Center payable to "City of Florence". A receipt will be provided and should be taken on the reserved day as proof should the shelter be occupied at the time of your arrival. For any problems  contact Florence Police Department at (859) 371-1234. 

* Parking lot of 30 spaces.
* Landscaped buffer and berms
* Open Green Space
* Temporary restrooms (port-o-let).
* Two concrete cornhole sets (bring your own bags).
* Shaded quiet area with crumb rubber surface.
* Sand volleyball court.
* Seat Wall

Niblack Memorial Park
Niblack Memorial Park is a 4.5 acre neighborhood park that was formerly the old city building. It is the site for the new Florence Senior Center that will be completed in 2012. As recommended by the Park Master Plan a neighborhood park is also planned.

Directions: Take U.S. 42 to Niblack Memorial Drive.

Walnut Creek Park
This minimally developed 2.5 acre park is located on a former landfill in the Walnut Creek Subdivision. The park consists of one ball field and open play area. There are no parking facilities associated with the park and it is primarily used by the local residents. Access is from Cedar Wood Circle on a concrete path via an easement.

Directions: Take Dixie Hwy to Banklick Street, Turn onto Walnut Creek Drive, Turn right onto Cedar Wood Circle.

 

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