5 Bowling Green parks you have to explore

Kereiakes Park. Photo from Bowling Green Parks & Recreation.

Emma Austin

Kentucky is green and beautiful—you should get out and explore it!

You may be surprised by the number of parks and recreation areas right here in Bowling Green. Take a look at this list of some of the best parks in and around Bowling Green.

1. Phil Moore Park

Phil Moore Park is Warren County’s largest park at a little more than 174 acres. It’s bordered by Drakes Creek, which branches off of Barren River. There’s access for fishing, kayaking and canoeing throughout the year—canoe and kayak rentals are available daily at Drakes Creek Canoe. 

The park has a gymnasium, a baseball/softball complex, a cross-country trail, a playground area, a soccer field and disc golf. It’s also home to the Kiwanis Soap Box Derby Track.

It’s at 7101 Scottsville Road. 

2. Kereiakes Park

Kereiakes Park is “a sport and outdoor enthusiast’s dream.” The 53-acre park on Fairview Avenue has baseball fields, outdoor basketball courts, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, soccer fields and tennis courts.

There’s room for almost any outdoor activity—there are even community garden plots. A 1.25-mile walking trail wrapping the park includes a disc golf course.

Kereiakes is at 1220 Fairview Ave.

3. Fort Webb Park

This historic park is just over one acre and is the site of one of the fortifications constructed and used during the early Civil War. Though it’s small, the park overlooks miles of country side and has benches, making it the perfect spot to escape for a peaceful afternoon or to study in the fresh air. 

Fort Webb is at 299 Fort Webb Dr. 

4. Weldon Peete Park

Weldon Peete Park is bordered by Barren River and has boat ramps and fishing spots. It has a 2.8-mile biking loop, the Low Hollow Mountain Bike Trail, perfect for cyclists with beginner to intermediate skill levels. The Greenways Trail also runs through Weldon Peete and is perfect for running, walking or biking. 

Weldon Peete is at 1708 River St.

5. Basil Griffin Park

Basil Griffin is 111 acres and “the crown jewel of the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department,” named in honor of the late County Judge Executive Basil W. Griffin Jr. in 1987. It features a 33-acre lake with a boat ramp and fishing access.

The park includes 10 baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, an inline hockey rink, walking trails, disc golf, an amphitheater, a chapel, picnic shelters, playground areas and more. It’s also home to Bowling Green’s Aviation Heritage Park, a memorial honoring South Central Kentucky aviators. 

Basil Griffin is at 2055 Three Springs Rd.