Do you allow weddings or receptions in the park?
Parks are public facilities and can not be closed for private events. Throughout the year there are various activities, programs and special events that take place each day. Therefore, we do not recommend wedding ceremonies or receptions at any of the Boone County Parks.
However, there are other options. Big Bone Park (859) 384-3522, does allow wedding ceremonies.
If you are looking for a location in Ohio, contact Deer Creek Park in Mt. Sterling at (740) 869-2020.
How do I reserve a shelter?
Reservations for picnic shelters may be made by calling the Boone County Parks Office at (859) 334–2117, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reservations can be made from the first working day in March through October 31 of the same year. Shelters may be reserved for the same year only – not for the next year. All payments must be made by check or cash within ten (10) days of making the reservation. If the payment is not received the reservation will be canceled. No follow–up contact will be made by the Park’s office. In addition, there will be a $5 handling fee if the original reservation date is changed after the confirmation letter has been sent. The original confirmation letter, along with the $5 payment must be returned to the Boone County Parks Office prior to receiving the new confirmation stating the change of date.
Special Events Requiring a Shelter Reservation:
Anyone making a shelter reservation who wishes to conduct a pig roast, dunking booth, or any other such extra activity not sponsored by the Boone County Parks Department, must submit a written request to the Parks Director.
No–Charge Shelter Reservations:
The following agencies and organizations will not be charged for shelter use; however, if any special events as outlined above are included, permission must be requested. All Boone County, City of Florence, Walton and Union Offices; Boone County Schools (public and parochial) for student/faculty outings, clubs, field trips, etc; Boone County Emergency Services including Fire, Police, EMA; and Boone County Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops for troop related activities. Any No–Charge reservation other than those listed above must have the approval of the Parks Director or his designee.
How do I reserve a ball field?
All field reservations are made by written request to the Parks Department Director or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you hire seasonal staff?
We will accept applications for summer seasonal staff from October to December 31 for the following year.
Do you have indoor facilities for rent?
The only indoor facility currently available in the Boone County Parks system is the gathering house in Florence Nature Park which is rented through the City of Florence (859) 647-5416.
Is there an organization for my children to play soccer?
Yes, there are two organizations that can be contacted. – Boone County Youth Soccer Association, contact Adele Nichols – (859) 525–1070 – State Soccer Association, contact Kris Zander – 1 (859) 268–1254
Is there an organization for my children to play baseball?
Yes, there are two organizations that can be contacted.
– Knothole Baseball, contact Bob Brown – (859) 525–2205 or www.bcknothole.com
– Northern Kentucky Baseball , contact David Bay – (859) 445-1223 or www.nkbaseball.com
Do you have contact information for Girl's Softball?
– Boone County Girl’s Softball, Call “At the Yard” – (859) 647–7400
Is there an organization for my children to play football?
Yes, there is an organization you can contact for football. – PeeWee Football and Cheerleading (859) 525-7441 or www.bcpeeweefootball.com.
Do you know of a place where my children and I could go horseback riding?
The Northern Kentucky Horse Center is located in Verona. They can be contacted at (859) 485-6542 or www.nkyhorse.com.
How can I get on your mailing list?
E–mail your name and address to email@example.com or call the Parks Office at (859) 334-2117.
I have lost something in the park. Do you have a lost and found?
All lost items are returned to the Parks Office by the Parks Maintenance personnel. Contact the Parks Office to inquire about a missing or lost item (859) 334-2117.
Can I drink beer at the shelter or at any of the parks in Boone County?
Item number 7 of the BOONE COUNTY FISCAL COURT ORDINANCE NO. 710.5 (Rules for the Boone County Parks) states: ”It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or consume alcoholic beverages in the park or in any Parks Department facility being used by the Parks Department for purposes of public recreation.“ Therefore, there are to be no alcoholic beverages at any Boone County Parks locations.
What are the rules for fishing in the park?
You must have a valid fishing license to fish at any of the Boone County Parks. Children age 15 or under do not require a fishing license. They can be obtained at Wal–Mart & Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Where is the Parks Office located?
The Boone County Parks Department mailing address is:
Boone County Parks
P.O. Box 566
Burlington, KY 41005
The Parks Office’s street address is:
5958 Garrard Street
Burlington, KY 41005
Directions: From I–75 Take the Florence–Burlington exit and go west on Route 18 (Burlington Pike). Travel approximately 4.5 miles on Route 18, past the R.C. Durr YMCA, until you get into the town of Burlington. At the traffic light (it has a Boone County Administration Building sign on the corner), turn right onto Garrard. The Parks Office is the second house on the right. It is a tan ranch house with the Parks sign and number – 5958 – posted in front.
Where are Walking Trails in Boone County?
The Boone County Parks system has over 12 miles of walking trails. They range from paved, easy/moderate trails in a mowed setting to difficult, unpaved trails in old forest growth. Most of the Boone County Parks are open year round at 8:30 am and close at dusk. Check out our walking–brochure.