Parks and Recreation
About the parks
Activities: Hiking trails (moderate difficulty, some elevation), bird-watching, fishing and a canoe / kayak launch. Hours: Open dawn to dusk
Activities: Family recreational use, picnics Hours: Open dawn to dusk
Activities: Hiking trails (easy to moderate difficulty), bird-watching, fishing Hours: Open dawn to dusk
Plan your visit
PLEASE NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO VEHICLES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING BIKES) ARE ALLOWED ON PARK TRAILS AT ANYTIME!
Kentucky fishing license needed to fish in Harrod’s Creek and Putney Pond.
Pets: Must be picked up after and be under owners control at all times
- Volunteer to add to and improve existing trails.
- Sign up for notifications of new volunteer activities
- Eagle Scout Projects in Prospect
- Completed projects
- Contact us at City Hall if you are interested in doing an Eagle Project in Prospects Parks. Funding may be available.
Trail Improvements/Maintenance in Prospect Parks
As our park trails become have more popular, we have noticed that some well intentioned visitors have tried to “improve” the trails by placing logs and stones along the edges of the paths. While placing materials to define the edge of a path may be aesthetically pleasing, it can actually be detrimental to the sustainability of the trail. Placing barriers along the edge of a trail reduces drainage, causing water to pool on the trail after rain events, and increases the time it takes for the ground to dry out.
We rely on volunteer labor to build our park trails, and encourage our visitors to help us as they are able. As you walk the trails, we suggest that you to bring a plastic bag and pick up any trash or broken glass you see. You are also invited to participate in trail work days which are scheduled occasionally from spring through fall. If you are not already on the email list to be contacted about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please email Linda Wardell (email@example.com) or sign up under the Volunteer heading on the Parks & Recreation Page of the City of Prospect website (http://prospectky.us/services/parks-and-recreation/).
If you have questions about the parks, feel free to contact the Director of Parks and Maintenance, Ron Cundiff @ 502-228-1121 or Linda Wardell, Chair Prospect Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prospect City Council Member Dr.Stuart Miles (email@example.com).
Watch new video: “An Aerial View of Putney Pond”
Harrods Creek Park now includes almost 4 miles of walking trails!