Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park is a 31 acre community park acquired in 1916 located just off East Parrish Avenue at 1301 Bluff Avenue.

The City acquired Chautauqua Park from the Seven Hills Chautauqua Company. The Company brought the Chautauqua Movement to Owensboro. the Chautauqua Movement is America educated and enlightened thousand of Americans from it beginning in 1894 at Lake Chautauqua, New York. The owners of the Seven Hills Chautauqua Company believed their purpose was “to promote the cause of higher education, literacy and musical culture, social advancement”.

Chautauqua Park is home to Combest Pool, an olympic sized swimming pool with diving, was built in 1973 and named after Willis Combet who befriended 2 generations of athletes in Owensboro.

Chautauqua Park is home to Eastern Little League and Owensboro Catholic High Aces Baseball.

The Travis Aubrey Skate Park opened June 2014.

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