Danville, KY Recreation
Beautiful Boyle County is home to parks, fishing and enough recreation opportunities to keep the outdoor-oriented occupied.
Danville and Boyle County Parks
The parks in Boyle County provide residents with an array of activities to enjoy year round. Danville's Millennium Park is one of the biggest in the area. It plays host to soccer, baseball, softball and football fields, along with a skatepark, playgrounds, a dog park, picnic areas, walking trails and a lake.
The Danville-Boyle County William E. "Bunny" Davis Recreation Complex is another great resource for residents, as the facilities provide the area with racquetball and tennis courts, a 25-meter swimming pool, step/aerobic and dance classes, and free weight and cardiovascular equipment areas. The Fitness Center in Danville also provides more options for racquetball, weights and aerobic classes, while adding a wallyball court and karate classes to the mix.
Those looking to play volleyball or disc golf can visit the Henry Jackson Park in Danville. The facilities at Henry Jackson also have paved walking trails, baseball fields and several playground areas. Cowan Street Park also provides an open field for a variety of uses, including football, soccer and baseball practices, along with a basketball court and playgrounds.
Danville Area Fishing and Wildlife Watching
Just 15 minutes outside of Danville lies the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, a 500-acre preserve that is home to a wide array of birds, plants and other wildlife that showcases the wonderful natural beauty of the region. Boyle County is also home to the deepest lake in Kentucky, Herrington Lake. Located on the border of Boyle, Mercer and Garrard counties, the artificial lake is home to such fish as bass, catfish, bluegill and more, and provides a great place for visitors to boat and fish.
Golf the Day Away
While Boyle County has no professional or minor league sports teams, the region is home to a couple of highly regarded golf courses. The county's newest course, the Old Bridge Golf Club, is a semi-private course located near the banks of Herrington Lake. The course was completed in 1989, and features a long 18 holes, private lessons and more.
The Danville Country Club is the county's oldest and finest private golf club. The course opened in 1924, and in 1998 added The Clubhouse, which holds a five-star restaurant, a card room, and full locker and shower facilities for members. The beautifully maintained 18-hole course shares the spotlight with the club's tennis courts and Olympic-sized pool.
The Bourbon Chase
Need a change of scenery? Sign up for the annual Bourbon Chase and get a scenic tour and exercise session in one. The Bourbon Chase covers 200 miles across the Bluegrass State, broken into 36 legs and 250 12-member teams.
Each member takes three legs, approximately 5.5 miles each, starting at the Jim Beam Distillery and ending in downtown Lexington. Winners' prizes include, of course, bourbon goodies and a party with live music, local food and plenty of bourbon samples.
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