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Smothers Park

100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
+1 270-687-8333
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Great park, well taken care of!

Visited here and spent half day, playing and just chilling. Great for kids, but also good place to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nikki D
via mobile
What a Waste of Riverfront!!!

My husband and I have went downtown on several occasions. The shops, the great places to eat but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jean B
via mobile
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“ohio river” (81 reviews)
“water features” (18 reviews)
“huge playground” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION
100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
CONTACT
+1 270-687-8333
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"ohio river"
in 81 reviews
"water features"
in 18 reviews
"huge playground"
in 13 reviews
"river front"
in 13 reviews
"bench swings"
in 8 reviews
"concession stand"
in 19 reviews
"all ages"
in 33 reviews
"hampton inn"
in 8 reviews
"convention center"
in 20 reviews
"splash pad"
in 11 reviews
"playground equipment"
in 11 reviews
"downtown area"
in 11 reviews
"kids area"
in 5 reviews
"state of the art"
in 5 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here and spent half day, playing and just chilling. Great for kids, but also good place to just sit and watch the kids while you hang out.

Thank Nikki D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have went downtown on several occasions. The shops, the great places to eat but what the city did to Smothers Park is truly sad. It always looks overgrown and tacky! So sad for a rivertown!

Thank Jean B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a nice park. The outstanding view of the Ohio River makes it worth going. There is a public bathroom and places to sit and look out for your kids at the play area and also look at the river. Many running clubs gather here...More

Thank Redsideofthecounty
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This park is one of the best we have seen anywhere! On Fridays, the city sponsors 'Friday After Five'. This free event runs until 11 at night and is both kid and adult friendly. There are 6 music stages with a variety of GOOD music...More

Thank LLC2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful multi-million-dollar park on the Ohio River offers much but lacks access to river below. Be aware that high-powered video cameras monitor and record your every move in this park.

Thank ParkLover_10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived here years ago and while visiting came to see the renovations. Compared to what it was it is beautiful and peaceful. The kids area is full of activities and the splash pad was so tempting. Good to see the area built up with different...More

Thank Jive T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a nice meal downtown, we need somewhere to walk it off! We love this excellent park along the Ohio. It has many interesting details and the scenery is great. The kids play zone is first class with great water play areas, slides and imaginative...More

Thank DarthDad07
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 families traveling— kids aged from 9-19. They ALL had a blast. Even us adults were playing. This park is just full of places to climb and hide. There is also a splash park but we did not try that out. There was...More

Thank Movingalong1234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park has been rated in the top 10 parks in the country. It is great for toddlers all the way up to middle schoolers. There is plenty to do for adults with the river overlook.

Thank decaydoc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk overlooking the Ohio river. The playground is great. Very good cushioning under and around the equipment. A water play area also with cushioning. Plenty of benches for walkers to take a break. Also a lot of adult swings facing the river. A lot...More

Thank Muddflap52
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bettywest9092
17 May 2017|
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Response from stxdreamer | Reviewed this property |
Free!!
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Noah V
8 April 2017|
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Response from Scottkimn N | Reviewed this property |
They are currently active, running into the late fall, depending on weather.
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Allbeck
11 October 2016|
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Response from Allbeck |
I'm answering my own ? I called # on smothers website...consessions are 11am-8pm at the park during dates on website. They have corndogs, hotdogs, chips, nacos, icecream... so enjoy.
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