Visit Owensboro, Kentucky and you will find The Bluegrass Capital of the World. The Western Gate of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Legendary Barbecue. Award winning parks, restaurants, performing arts, and fine arts. Fall festivals…all this and so much more! Just a two-hour drive from Louisville, Owensboro is a community of 60,000, big enough to offer plenty of excitement while keeping a warm and friendly small town vibe. You can plan your day with a little help from the friendly folks at Visit Owensboro, visitowensboro.com. Here is our first suggestion below.
Smothers Park and Lazy Dayz Children’s Playground are at the heart of the beautiful riverfront in downtown Owensboro. he waterfront park, which spans a spacious 6 blocks, features three stunning fountains, a cascading waterfall flowing into the Ohio River, swinging metal benches, an open air pavilion, and the world-renowned Lazy Dayz Children’s Playground and Spray Park. The playground is completely handicap-accessible and was named “Best Playground in the World” by Landscape Architects in 2015.
Story and photos by Patti Hartog
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