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Smothers Park

100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
+1 270-687-8333
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This is an attraction that locals and visitors both enjoy. The playground is filled with kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Owensboro, Kentucky
Beautiful view

One of the newest parks in daviess county. The park is downtown over looking the river. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tina H
Owensboro, Kentucky
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“ohio river” (80 reviews)
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100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
+1 270-687-8333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attraction that locals and visitors both enjoy. The playground is filled with kids nearly year round. Clean, modern and safe for families. The river view is amazing. If you visit Owensboro, stay at one of the downtown hotels and definitely visit Smothers...More

Thank mrsmayorBW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the newest parks in daviess county. The park is downtown over looking the river. There is a ton of equipment for the kids. The spraynpark is nice in the summer for young and old. And the bathrooms are clean. There are also concessions...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

There is a l large playground at this park that would be great except that it is such a draw that it is incredibly crowded. As far as things for adults to do there is very little other than sitting in direct sunlight (there is...More

Thank Luke H
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great park for kids of all ages. It is also a great place for adults to sit and enjoy the atmosphere by the river. We were really impressed with the diversity of playground type equipment and ways for kids to enjoy themselves....More

Thank brileedei
Reviewed 23 December 2017

From the swings for both kids and adults to the spray park to the massive ramps for climbing and walking up high (which accommodates WHEELCHAIRS!!) to the fountains and views of the river, this award winning park is the place to be!

Thank TeacherJill
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

On this visit we were at the park for a Friday after 5 evening event. Great music and great food trucks.

Thank Anita P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice park, lots of area to sit and see the Ohio River from a bench or just stand.. Huge area for the children to play. Great area just to sit and soak up the beauty. The trees are great for pictures. This is a...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We moved to Owensboro from FL a few years back while this park was under construction. It is the finest park of its type we have ever seen. Very family oriented, with things for all ages. Whether friends, kids or grandkids, we make it a...More

Thank deaconnick
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Really nice park that is situated in downtown Owensboro right next to the Ohio River. If you come during the summer months be sure to check out "Friday after 5" when it is going on.

Thank Blue_Samurai8
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We have visited Owensboro several times and Smothers Park is always a stop we make. It is right on the riverfront and it is fun for all ages. There is a concession stand and a bathroom and the area is always so clean! There are...More

Thank 44kacieb
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17 May 2017|
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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.
12 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.