Ben Hawes Park
400 Booth Field Road, Owensboro, KY 42301
Located West of Owensboro, Ben Hawes Park offers opportunities for fun and education. On the park grounds are the remains of a deep coal mine operation that thrived from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Several buildings remain that can be reached by hiking trails. Park benches are conveniently located around the mine site. Along the wooded countryside of the park, there is an outdoor classroom where nature classes can be held.
Ben Hawes has 3 open-air shelter that may be rented. Rental fee is $60 per shelter per day. Shelters are available for use April 1-October 31. To secure a shelter, you must come to the Parks office at 1530 McJohnson Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303. All shelter reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Discover the fun of archery at the public archery range at Ben Hawes, located near the pro shop.