Parks and Recreation

The City of Madisonville is fortunate to have more than a dozen parks and recreational facilities scattered throughout the community. They range in sizes from roadside parks of less than an acre to more than 200 acres. The Madisonville Parks and Recreation Department is committed to improving the quality of life for all Madisonville citizens by providing a wide variety of leisure activities, facilities and services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, enjoyment, fun and learning, as well as, providing opportunities for community involvement, appreciation and care of the natural environment with the provision of open space parks.  

Mahr Park

642 Nebo Road

Madisonville, KY


5:00 a.m- Dark

The legacy of Dr. Merle and Glema Mahr lives on through Mahr Park Arboretum. Surround yourself in the 265- acre  Featuring kayak and bike rentals, a handicap accessible kayak launch, fishing, Event Barn, Mahr Historic Home, championship and practice Disc Golf courses, scheduled educational hikes, paved and 40 acres of soft walking trails, Beautifully architected picnic pavilions, small and large dog parks. Immerse yourself in nature and get lost in the beauty of  Mahr Park!

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overhead of Mahr Park

Ashton Robinson

Mahr Park Director 

Phone:  (270) 584-9017

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Madisonville City Park

800 McCoy Ave.

Madisonville, KY


Splash Pad: 10 AM - 8 PM

Golf: 7 AM - 8 PM

Mini-Golf: May-Oct.      9 AM - 9 PM Sun.-Thurs.
                 Nov.-April     9 AM - 10 PM Fri.-Sat.


Pro Shop: 270-824-2156


Home to a 9-hole golf course, 18-hole mini-golf course, foot golf course, world-class 18-hole disc golf course, painted history of Madisonville, Elmer Kelley Stadium, playground, dog park, community pool, splash pad, as well as lush grassland and beautiful lake, perfect for fishing!

Dr. Festus Claybon Park

593 Hopewell St.

Madisonville, KY

Please call 270-824-2157 for Splash Pad Hours of Operation

Memorial park providing both outdoor activities and a spray park free of charge to the public


New Playground equipment featuring all-inclusive features.

Frisbee Thrower
Fishing Bait

Madisonville City Park Pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 8, 2021. 

Splash pad will close for the season after Labor Day. 


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Larry Carney Center

230 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Madisonville, KY 42431

270-824-2157 (Please leave a message if there is no answer.)


Community Center offering activities, event rentals and is the home of the summer recreational program. 

Cherry Park 

851 Bell Dr.

Madisonville, KY



Cherry Park features four pickle ball courts that are free for our residents to enjoy, but these courts are famous for pickleball games during the daylight hours. No reservations are required!

NEW 2019 Playground equipment is also featured at Cherry Park! 

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Madisonville Skate Park

109 Sugg Street

Madisonville, KY


A 3,000 square foot area boasting handrails, a bowl, pipe ramps and other obstacles for skates of all ages.

Image by Shane Rounce

Jeff Duvall


Phone: (270) 824-2157

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The City of Madisonville is a governmental body that works to create a government "of the people, by the people and for the people" for our community. We aim to center our service on our people, our integrity as an organization, exceeding typical performance standards, outstanding customer service and unwavering commitment to continually do the best job possible for The Best Town on Earth.

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