Jackson Parks & Recreation - "To Promote Family Oriented Activities In A Safe and Pleasant Environment."
Our Motto
 
"To Promote Family Oriented Activities In
A Safe and Pleasant Environment"
 
 
 
 
History of Kiwanis Park: 
The Jackson Kiwanis Club originally built Kiwanis Park in 1977 on land that was donated to the City of Jackson.  Kiwanis Park was re-modeled during 2004-2007 and was rededicated in May of 2007 by the City of Jackson and the Jackson Kiwanis Club.  Located on Park Road, Kiwanis Park offers a peaceful atmosphere away from traffic and is located on the North Fork of the Kentucky River.  Kiwanis Park offers a large shelter with grill, playground, two softball/little league fields, parking, public restrooms, office/maintenance building, and concession stand to its daily visitors.  Kiwanis Park is home to the Women’s Softball League, Youth Baseball League, Fall Baseball League, and the Jackson City Girls Softball Team.  
 
History of Douthitt Park: 
Douthitt Park became a reality in 2000 after the family of Slayden and Lillian Douthitt donated family owned land that would become Douthitt Park.  The 12-acre Douthitt Park is located on the North Fork of the Kentucky River off Kentucky Highway 15.  Douthitt Park offers a softball field, three shelters (two with grills), multi-purpose field, horseshoe pits, an eight-tenths paved walking trail, three basketball courts, boat ramp, canoe rentals, playground, two concession stands, public restrooms, parking, and an office/maintenance building to its daily visitors.  Douthitt Park is home to various softball leagues, the Youth Flag Football League, special events, and the Jackson City Soccer Team.  
 
History of John Lester Smith Park: 
The John Lester Smith Park is located in Downtown Jackson and is named after the late John Lester Smith.  Built in, the park is currently undergoing a renovation.  When the park renovations are completed in 2010, the John Lester Smith Park will offer a playground, picnic areas, and gazebo for the publics use.  
 
 
Location:
100 North Point Ave.
Jackson, KY 41339
 
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: Call 606-666-8980 for Hours
Sun: Closed
 
 
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