Independence Park

About Independence Park

NOTE: Independence Park's reopening date is Friday, June 5.  The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.  Please review the following park rules in effect due to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • One in, one out at a time.
  • No more than 10 people in the park at a time.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Independence Park is not a designated dog park.  Therefore, dogs must be on a 3-foot leash or less at all times (City of Paducah Code of Ordinances Chapter 14).
  • Pick up after dogs and dispose in dog waste receptacle.
  • Pick up all people and pet food and drink and dispose of properly.  Leave no trace.

Independence Park is located at the corner of Lone Oak Road and Alben Barkley Drive (114 Forest Circle).  It's a fenced park with a gazebo, benches, irrigation, and climbing boulders for the kids.  The gate to enter the park is off Forest Circle.

History of Independence Park

Members of Independence Bank, City officials, and the community dedicated Independence Park on October 30, 2013. The site was originally intended for the bank's two-story signature location which has since been built just past the park on Broadway. After community members expressed concerns about the property being used for commercial purposes, the bank decided to donate the land to the City and build a park for the community to enjoy.

On November 14, 2014, the Kentucky Recreation & Park Society (KRPS) presented Independence Bank President and CEO Mr. Chris Reid with a Special Citation Award for the development of Independence Park. This award recognizes individuals, private industry, or agencies that have given outstanding help or aid in the field of recreation or leisure time pursuits.