Parks

Calvert City’s Park System

The Calvert City Park System boasts three beautiful parks and two additional facilities totaling 85 acres. All park facilities are conveniently located along East 5 thAvenue and within walking distance of the City’s population center.

Memorial Park

Memorial park is serene and peaceful hosting paved lighted walking trails lined with architectural 

benches to rest on or just relax and enjoy the surroundings.  Memorial Park’s trail links the sidewalk of East 5 thAvenue to East 7 thAvenue.  

While still hosting some sports games in its spacious fields, Memorial Park is moving away from sporting activities to relaxing and performance based activities.

 

Memorial Park’s grand feature is our performance Amphitheatre.  The Amphitheatre has restroom facilities and electrical service to the stage.  The stage itself is covered to protect performers from the elements, elevated and approximately 1400 square feet.  It is fronted by a 4100 square foot decorative concrete apron and seating.  

Most of the Amphitheatre’s performances have been musical in nature; however, the Summer Saturday Nights series includes family movies.  The serene environment lends itself to plays, lectures and weddings as well.  Those wishing to utilize the amphitheater may contact (270) 395-7138 for availability and reservations.  The Rental Agreementand Schedule of Feesare available online.

Currently the City is adding an 1800 square foot fountain as a focal point for the park and designing a multi-use pedestrian trail that connects residential areas to Old Park through Memorial Park.  This will provide a designated corridor to Old Park and eventually the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Doctor’s Memorial Park

Doctor’s Memorial Park is located north of East 5 thAvenue behind the Calvert City Civic Center and Calvert City Hall.  Doctor’s Memorial Park was formerly known as North Park.  Its name was changed recently to honor the several Doctor’s that moved here in the early days of Calvert’s incorporation and aided in its growth.  These Doctor’s include Dr.’s Richard I. Cocke, William “Bill” Colburn and Carroll Traylor.

Doctor’s Memorial Park is our sport park.  Most sports and league play is at this park facility.  The facilities include two (2) T-ball fields, three (3) lighted baseball/softball combination fields, one (1) lighted baseball field with grass infield, multiple soccer fields ranging in size from U-6 to U-12, a lighted skateboard park and basketball court.  There is playground equipment for the little ones and several picnic pavilions scattered throughout the complex.

Doctor’s Memorial Park has a paved lighted one-mile walking-running course whichties into the East 5 thAvenue sidewalk.  

Old Park

Old Park is Calvert’s first park and is located south of East 5 thAvenue across the street from the Calvert City Country Club.   It hosts playground equipment and several picnic pavilions in a wooded setting.  Old Park is a lovely place for children to play and release extra energy, while parents watch and relax on the sun-filtered grounds.  

  Old Park is home to a 9– holeDisc Golf Course one of two in the Park system.  It is considered to be the technical course, working its way through wooded park.  Calvert City’s first baseball/softball field is here and is still utilized for practice or non-league activities.  Old Park is a great location for family, company, and community special 

 

 

Calvert City Tennis Court

Calvert City’s Tennis Court which historically was located on this site is now located across the street from Old Park at the entrance to the Calvert City Country Club. The facility was recently reconstructed and elevated with assistance from a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.

 

The Playground at Calvert City Elementary School

This facility was a community partnership, involving the City, Marshall County Board of Education, Calvert City Elementary Booster Club, Morsey Constructors and two Local Union Halls, the Carpenters Local Union 357 and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 184.  Marshall County Board of Education allowed the usage of the school grounds for the project.  Funding came from the CCES Booster Club and the City of Calvert City.   Labor and Installation was provided by City employees and volunteersfrom the Carpenters Local Union 357 and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 184 with assistance of Morsey Constructors.  The facility serves the students when school is in session and the public when school is out.

 

Civic Center

The Civic Center is has a kitchen, small meeting room and a 3500 square foot main hall with sound system.  To check availability and or reserve the Civic Center for your function call City Hall at 270-395-7138.  A schedule of feesis available online as is the Rental Agreement.

Cemetery

The City Cemetery is an 11 .5 acre facility that offers traditional lots as well as a mausoleum.  Those interested in purchasing internment lot(s) should contact the City Sexton at (270) 395-7138 or (270) 205-5254. 

 

Photos by Randy Allen, Loyd Ford and John Ward