The Importance of Community Engagement
Calvert City is full of great people and we believe being active is important. Whether it be volunteering, enjoying our trail system, or playing a game of baseball in Doctors Park, we commit because it’s our community.
Ways to get engaged:
Join a Civic Organization
Calvert City Lions Club
Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with a network of 1.4 million men and women in more than 210 countries. Though well known for its successful initiative in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members.
Calvert City Lions Club makes a difference by meeting the needs of our community and improving where we live. If you are interested in becoming a Lion, e-mail email@example.com.
Calvert Area Development Association
Calvert Area Development Association (CADA) is a group of volunteers who strive to plan, organize and develop educational events, and activities that benefit the community while also preserving history. CADA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization sponsored by the volunteer work and donations of supporters.
CADA organizes most of the events in Calvert City. These core events enhance the economic, aesthetic, and social life of our city. If you’re interested in joining, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media is the quickest way to learn the latest news and share your thoughts on community issues. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to check out the community-wide hashtags #mycalvertcity and #calvertview.
Beginning in 2020, the City will launch its first issue of Your City News. This newsletter will be packed with information about upcoming events, city news, municipal programs and important seasonal reminders.
Parks & Recreation
Get outside and get active at one of our many recreational facilities.
Reserve one of our rental facilities for your next event.
PARK PAVILION RENTALS
Celebrate your next birthday or family reunion in one of our park pavilions.
GOLF CART FRIENDLY CITY
We love golf carts in Calvert City and we also love safety. Read more to find out how we keep our city safe.
Growth is our number one priority. Let us know before you dig.
Volunteering is what makes a community a strong community. Find out how you can get involved!
CALVERT CITY CITIZENS AWARD
Celebrating trailblazers who are leading the way and selflessly adding to the richness of our city.
Parks and Recreation
Memorial park is a serene park lined with architectural benches to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Our most recent addition to Memorial Park is the spray fountain. Over 1800 sq ft, this fountain provides a place to cool off on a hot summer day. The spray fountain cannot be rented or reserved for private use — it is for all to enjoy. The fountain remains open spring, summer and fall from dawn until dusk. It is closed to the public during winter months.
In addition, Memorial Park offers a .5 mile lighted loop trail that connects with the Calvert City Greenway Trail.
Old Park is Calvert’s first park and is located on 5th Avenue across the street from the Calvert City Golf and Country Club. The 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 one of our 9–hole Disc Golf Course. It is considered to be a 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 families and company picnics.
Calvert City Tennis Courts
Doctors Park Sports Complex
Doctors Park Sports Complex is located north of East 5th Avenue behind the Calvert City Civic Center and Calvert City Hall. This park was formerly known as North Park. Its name changed recently to honor the Doctors that moved here in the early days of Calvert’s incorporation and aided in its growth. These Doctor’s include Dr. Richard Cocke, Dr. William “Bill” Colburn and Dr. Carroll Traylor.
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, free batting cage, 9-hole Disc Golf Course and two (2) lighted basketball courts. There is playground equipment for kids and several picnic pavilions scattered throughout the complex.
Doctors Park has a paved and lighted one-mile loop trail which connects to the Calvert City Greenway Trail.
Disc Golf Courses
Spend the afternoon playing both of our DGC’s! Doctors Park DGC is a 9-hole flat and open terrain course with holes ranging from 300 ft to over 400 ft in length.
Old Park DGC is a 9-hole technical wooded terrain with holes ranging from 300 ft to over 400ft in length. Watch our events calendar for upcoming DGC tournaments held throughout the year.
Chris Bynum Skate Park
The Chris Bynum Skate Park is a concrete lighted park with multiple ramps for novice to proficient skaters and is located next to Doctors Park. Right off the Calvert City Greenway Trail and Doctors Park Loop Trail, this provides an excellent side activity while using the trail system.
Calvert City has a zero-tolerance for graffiti and will close the park until all graffiti is removed.
The skate park was named in memory of Calvert City resident, Chris Bynum, who believed in the importance of providing outlets for kids who prefer individual sports to team sport activities.
Calvert City Greenway Trail
fThe Calvert City Greenway Trail is a working phase project since 2016. It started as a way to connect our three city parks with a multi-use trail to provide a safe way for pedestrians to be active. Now, we are on the second phase, which is connecting the heart of Calvert City with Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park with a completion date of November 2020.
Calvert City is working closely with Grand Rivers, Kentucky for phase three to eventually connect Calvert City to Grand Rivers and of course, Land Between the Lakes.
In early 2019, Calvert City began the year-long process of becoming a Kentucky Trail Town. Experienced trail users and citizens alike had a brainstorming event to kick-off the initiative. This is an exciting time for Calvert City. If you wish to be a part of the planning for this project, please e-mail email@example.com.
Kentucky Dam Village Airport
Flying into Calvert City? For an aviator’s delight, Calvert City offers a 4,000 ft. paved, lighted airstrip strategically located close to Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Dam Village State Park and the Calvert City Greenway Trail. Aircraft parking is available (ramp or tie down) and a pilot’s lounge with showers, and restrooms. Camping is also available at Kentucky Dam Village State Park or at Kentucky Lake KOA.
Kentucky Dam Village Resort offers courtesy transportation to and from the resort and campground. For more information about KDV Airport, call (270) 395-7138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for FAA information.
Park Pavilion Rentals
Throughout our parks we have four pavilions available for reservation. There is no charge for reserving a pavilion, but we ask that you please leave the pavilion as you found it. To reserve a pavilion call City Hall at 270-395-7138.
Construction & Permits
We love new construction in Calvert City. It’s exciting to see homes being built and expansions and renovations on older homes. If you’re planning to construct, alter, or change the use of a structure or land, a zoning compliance is required. Individuals wishing to excavate or work in the city right of way must obtain an excavate permit.
The Calvert City Property Tax is .243. Please contact City Hall at (270) 395-7138 to determine if your project requires a permit. Find that permit here.
Marshall County Building Permits are also required county-wide including the city limits of Calvert City. Before you dig, remember to dial 811.
Calvert City Citizens Award
Calvert City recently launched a program to recognize exemplary citizens. This award will celebrate trailblazers who are leading the way and are selflessly adding to the richness of our city. Citizens who through their service and dedication, enhance the quality of life of our residents. We aspire for this initiative to be a catalyst for motivation for citizens to become engaged.
– Individuals who give back to their community through charitable or civic contributions.
– Contributions that assist in creating a community that residents are proud to call home.
We invite you to submit an online nomination form. The award recipient will be announced at the City Council meeting. While we know there are many citizens giving back to the community every day, one recipient will be recognized Quarterly.
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