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Address: 200 Baker Ln, Charleston, WV 25302-2936
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+1 304-348-6860

Charleston's most expansive park offers a peaceful retreat from the city,...

Charleston's most expansive park offers a peaceful retreat from the city, with several appealing features. In addition to an Olympic size pool and picnic areas, the park has tennis courts and a nine-hole par-3 golf course. Walking paths wind throughout the park, which is a popular destination on sunny summer days.

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Swimming at park

A great place to take the family to swim free to get in. You can bring your lunch and drinks or buy them there

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Charleston, West Virginia
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had this little gem all to ourselves as it was a brisk Sunday morning. I enjoyed the drive to Cato Park, viewing all the beautiful and historic houses along the way. What a great place to bring one's dog as there are doggie disposal stations around the course.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not for those on the PGA tour but fun to play, and not very expensive. Pools are very nice, in the summer. Several tennis courts are available. The park is easy to access, not far off the interstates.

Thank MTpob
Spring Hill, WV
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Named after the benefactor Judge Cato. He had a camp in St Albans near my mothers beach and would visit with my family often and he always attended my sister Luana's birthday parties and he would dance with Luana

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Charleston, West Virginia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

A great place to take the family to swim free to get in. You can bring your lunch and drinks or buy them there

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Really nice park with a decent golf course, but not being open on the weekends is pretty weird for a park.

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Hurricane, WV
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286 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very nice small park and golf course! Great for a picnic or frisbee! It's a well-kept older park in Charleton!

Thank flt587
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Has golf, pool, and soccer field. Limited facilities but nice for being so close to the city. Pool is free in the heat of the Summer!

Thank WVTip
Highland Park, NJ
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We were looking for a park to hang out in with our dog, and relax a little. This park is in a great location, on top of a mountain. We drove through a beautiful old neighborhood; also went up some winding roads reminiscent of hills in San Francisco--steep! But when we got to the park, we didn't find much to... More 

Thank Deborah C

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