Paducah Civic Beautification Board Announces 2023 Dogwood Trail Winners

Date of Release: 
April 12, 2023

2023 Dogwood Trail WinnersThe Paducah Civic Beautification Board is announcing the on trail and off trail winners of the 59th Paducah Dogwood Trail. Signs are being placed in yards today to alert visitors of this year’s winners.

The eight on trail and two off trail property owners will be recognized at the May 9 City Commission meeting. This year’s trail will be observed through April 16, with members of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board awarding the homeowners with a beautiful plaque, cash prize, and decorative banner designed by local artist Carol Vander Boegh.

Civic Beautification Board Chair Jackie Smith said, “Criteria included beauty of the tree, health of the tree, and the display of the tree in the yard. Lights were not considered this year, but lighting will resume next year for the 60th Dogwood Trail Celebration.” 

Also, stop by Paducah City Hall at 300 South 5th Street to view the winning entries from the Civic Beautification Board's Student Art Contest. The pieces of artwork are on display through May 9 with the students receiving their awards at City Commission meeting that evening.

Along with the driving tour, the Dogwood Trail festivities include other activities:

  • The Paducah Area Transit System (PATS) Trolley will provide a free tour of the Dogwood Trail on Thursday, April 13. This is a first come event with the trolley running from 2 until 4 p.m. departing from 850 Harrison Street. Rides will be narrated by Paducah Ambassadors sharing dogwood facts and Paducah history. Donations are appreciated.
  • BikeWorld Paducah will host its annual Dogwood Trail Bicycle Ride on Sunday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. Participants of all abilities are welcome. Bike helmets are required. The ride will begin and end at BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Drive, with a picnic to follow.
  • An awards ceremony and reception for Dogwood Trail and Student Dogwood Art Contest winners will be at the May 9 meeting of the Paducah Board of Commissioners at City Hall.

Dogwood Trail Map and Information