New site contains additional information about golfing at state parks
A new Web site for the Kentucky State Parks that provides more information and photographs of some of the state’s favorite tourist destinations was recently unveiled.
“This new design is in direct response to what many of our guests have asked for,” Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller said. “With this new site, visitors can see and learn about the parks and plan their visit.”
More photo galleries showing the parks, golf courses, meeting facilities and accommodations have been added. Each of the 17 resort parks has a naturalist and recreation page that provides more information about programming and events.
The site allows golfers to make reservations for the Kentucky State Parks Tee’s and Zzz’s golf packages that include lodging, meals and course fees. Also highlighted is the Kentucky State Park Golf Trail Signature Series – seven courses that offer championship play among some of the most beautiful natural settings in the state.
There is also specific information about hiking trails, fishing, boating and swimming. Maps of the parks have been added. The site still allows visitors to make online reservations for camp sites, lodge rooms and cottages and to purchase gift cards.
A history page for each state park is another new addition for the Web site.
More detailed trail information is also provided with distances, descriptions and what can be seen along the paths. More information for group meetings has been added as well as a listing of group field trip opportunities for all ages.
The goal of the redesigned Web site was to provide more information for travelers to help them plan their state park visits.
“We want to thank the people who took the time to visit the site and make suggestions for improvements,” said Karen Miller, the marketing director for parks who oversaw the redesign. “We’ll continue to add more photos and information and make this Web site more useful to tourists.”
The address for the Kentucky State Park Web site remains the same: parks.ky.gov.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the commonwealth's economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit parks.ky.gov.