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Smothers Park

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Address: 100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
Phone Number:
+1 270-687-8333
11:00 - 20:00
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Strolling by the River

Smother's Park is the centerpiece of the Owensboro river front. The playground is world class. The spray park is open in the summer. The paved walking path meanders along the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Owensboro, Kentucky
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Smother's Park is the centerpiece of the Owensboro river front. The playground is world class. The spray park is open in the summer. The paved walking path meanders along the river passed fountains and a water feature going into the river during the summer. I enjoy walking the length of the park passing the Hampton Inn, the Convention Center and... More 

Thank MCL925
Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the coolest playground parks I have ever seen. It was nice and clean. It was the kids favorite thing about our recent trip. Super family friendly place to visit! Great job Owensboro!

Thank Keeley456
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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183 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For kids clean safe fun activity For adults free wifi Facilities available Entertainment options about or increase with fri after 5!

Thank badrax
Circleville, New York
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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owensboro must have spent millions transforming thier waterfront into a brand-new, world class riverfront strand, with gardens, band shells, an amazing kids climbing structure, and apparently riverboat landing, although none was there when I was. It is quite a remarkable project in a county seat, with architecture and theaters and a LOT of marble. So nice I wondered how they... More 

Thank Kwalabatu
Owensboro, Kentucky
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mayor spends 30 million tax dollars to tear out real grass and trees to expand concrete park. Water and playground are excellent, But attracts perverts. They sit in their cars in front of playground and watch kids playing. At night teens come out, No parent supervision, But that how Owensboro rolls. Nice during daytime, but night is sketchy. Use caution.

Thank E4125GZcharlesp
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I walked through Smothers park after lunch. It is the nicest city park I've ever seen! A fantastic place if you have kids or just want to enjoy the view. The way a river front should be developed.

Thank Dean W
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59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This park looks tiny from the street, but it feels so spacious once you get in. The equipment is suitable sized for all kids it is fantastic. The views of the river are exceptional. Love that even on really hot days the breeze off the river makes is bearable to play on the playground and if things get to be... More 

Thank professionalfatty
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112 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

this is a awesome park, children of all ages will love climbing and running through the walkways in the trees to slides & tunnels, also there is a spray park here , concessions to by snacks & beautiful fountains and walkways on the river, summer time they have free movie's on the weekend & free concerts , its everything you... More 

Thank lovingroadtrips
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This park is fun for all ages! Lots of different activities for everyone. Walking distance to restaurants and ice cream! Usually really packed!!

Thank Lauren W
Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A must see in Owensboro! Spread out fun for the kids. Great place for couples to walk and enjoy the scenery and fountains!

Thank Tony A

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