Danville, KY Recreation Overview

Danville, KY offers residents and visitors many recreation choices, including fishing, golfing and more.

By Kevin Litwin on December 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST
Millennium Park in Danville, KY

PHOTO CREDIT: Martin Cherry

Residents of Danville and Boyle County are blessed with many sports and recreational amenities, with activities that include fishing, motor sports, golf and wildlife-watching.


Parks in Boyle County provide residents and visitors with activities to enjoy year round, and Millennium Park in Danville is one of the biggest in the area. Millennium features soccer, baseball, softball and football fields along with a skate park, playgrounds, dog park, picnic areas, walking trails and a lake.

Those looking to play volleyball or disc golf can visit Henry Jackson Park in Danville, which also has paved walking trails, baseball fields and several playground areas. At Cowan Street Park, an open field allows a variety of uses, including football, soccer and baseball practices. A basketball court and playgrounds are also in the park..

Recreation Complex

The William E. "Bunny" Davis Recreation Complex is another resource for residents, with racquetball and tennis courts, a 25-meter swimming pool, step/aerobic and dance classes, and free weights and cardiovascular equipment areas. There is also a wallyball court, and karate classes are available.


Boyle County has two highly regarded golf courses: Old Bridge Golf Club and Danville Country Club. Old Bridge is a semi-private venue near the banks of Herrington Lake. Constructed in 1989, its 18 holes span 6,790 yards. Danville Country Club is a private facility that opened in 1924. In 1998 it added the clubhouse that holds a restaurant, card room, locker room and shower facilities for members. The club also has tennis courts and an outdoor pool.

Fishing and Wildlife Watching

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is 15 minutes outside Danville, complete with 5 miles of trails and a 500-acre preserve for a wide variety of birds, plants and other wildlife. The refuge is open year round from dawn to dusk. Herrington Lake, the deepest lake in Kentucky, offers plenty of boating opportunities and fishing spots. Cast for bass, catfish and bluegill.

Lightning Valley Motorsports Park

Lightning Valley Motorsports Park on U.S. 127 in Junction City is a one-fifth-mile clay oval that is ideal for kart racing. It hosts numerous  races, many of which have large purses, during a long season that stretches from mid-March to early November. Most action takes place on Saturday nights.

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