Legion Park

shelter23.75 acre community park acquired in 1894 and located on Byers Avenue between J.R. Miller Boulevard and Veach Avenue. Legion Park is the oldest park in the city.

The 2 screened picnic shelters in the park must be reserved by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 270-687-8700. The shelters have ceiling fans, electrical outlets, and are well lit.  Patrons are permitted to bring grills to the park.  Grills cannot be taken into the shelter or set up on the concrete just outside the shelter. We ask that hot coals not be dumped in the park and that all grills have a grease catch can. There is a $25 fee to reserve a shelter at Legion Park.


  • SprayPark – Open daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September weather permitting.)
Legion slide
Voted Best Place for a Family Outing
  •  Paved walking trail – 1/2 mile
  • Picnic facilities
  • Playground equipment
  • Restroom
  • One open picnic shelter
  • Two screened picnic shelters
  • One lighted basketball court
  • One tennis courts