From an intimate downtown piano park to Kentucky’s only island park, we’ve got what you need to enjoy the great outdoors.
Bee Rock Park
Children’s Botanical Garden of South Central Kentucky
304 S. Main St.
This special garden is located in downtown Somerset at the Pulaski County Public Library and was created for children and the young at heart. The garden encourages children to use all their senses to connect plants to the sciences, history, literature and the arts.
Elgie Woods Piano Park
300 College St
This one-of-a-kind piano park was built at the old homesite of Miss Elgie Woods, who gave piano lessons to local community members for 66 years. This park is a great place to take a break and listen to the relaxing sounds of waters rushing over the granite piano keys of the stage that sits in the center. Musical performances are often held during the spring As you relax, you may notice music notes in the iron fence enclosing the park, or the 12-foot ruler that serves as a sidewalk to the entrance. The park was landscaped by the Lake Cumberland Master Gardeners. Visit our calendar of events to find out when musical performances will be held here.
Eubank City Park
Ferguson City Park
Ferguson City Park is located at the old Ferguson school, which is now used as a community center. The park has picnic area and play area for any type of gathering.
Firebrook Community Park
40 Firebrook Dr.
Firebrook is the second dog park in Pulaski County. Local Boy Scout Riley Vanover took a portion of the park and created a dog obstacle course for his Eagle Scout project. Firebrook hosts a Kite Festival every year, trunk or treat, and many other community events. Also located at Firebrook is shelters, walking track that follows a Readers to Leaders book trail, and playground.
Fischer Fun Park
This gorgeous playground at Somersport Park includes ramps and a rocking boat for those in wheelchairs; sensory equipment for those with special needs, including devices to make musical sounds and animal noises; a 25-foot-tall viewing tower; a giant bluefish bridge; slides, swings, and a wheelchair-accessible Ten Spin, similar to a merry-go-round.
Fishing Creek Recreation Area
Located on Fishing Creek and owned and operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, the recreational area offers picnic areas, grills, playground and campsites. Boat ramp is closed.
Photo: Camping Curator
General Burnside Island State Park
Huffacker Willow Park
311 Meece Street
This park is one of two dog parks located in Pulaski County. Built and opened in 2013, Huffaker Park offers not only a dog park, but a large multipurpose field. This park also features a playground and a small shelter. While your kids are playing or dogs are running, you can walk around our paved walking track that encircles the park.
Corner of Maple and Spring streets
The City of Somerset’s newest park, an inclusive play space designed to meet the physical, sensory and socialization needs of others, is the first of its kind in the United States.
It is located at the corner of Spring and Maple streets downtown behind the Pulaski County Public Library Main Street branch.
The park features equipment designed to appeal to multiple senses, making the play experience richer by engaging children more fully in play and enhancing cognitive development, fine motor skills, language development and self-awareness. Studies prove sensory play experiences are essential for brain development in all children. For those on the autism spectrum, with ADHD or other sensory needs, this playground equipment can provide important exposure to sounds, textures and pressures that help with sensory sensitivity.
Pulaski County Park
1200 Ky. 3189
The park is located in western Pulaski County and is owned and operated by the Pulaski County Fiscal Court. On-site, the park offers picnic areas, grills, shelters, camping, playground and 18-hole disc golf courses, plus 16.5 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.
Rocky Hollow Recreation Area
142 S. Central Ave.
Located in downtown Somerset, Rocky Hollow is operated by the Somerset Parks & Recreation Department and serves as its main office. The park offers a walking and jogging track, amphitheater, basketball courts, racketball, an outdoor walking trail plus a new 9-hole disc golf course.
Science Hill Park
307 West Ky. 635
The park has a baseball field, picnic area and play area.