Parks and Recreation

  • Contact:

    Seth Breitner, Director

    Terry Chaudoin, Parks and Recreation Manager

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  • Hours:

    June- September 8am-10pm
    October-May 8am-8pm

  • Location:

    Pritchard Community Center

  • Address:

    404 South Mulberry Street
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701

We have ten facilities that we take care of:

American Legion Park

801 North Miles Street
270-765-4030 (golf course)
270-737-5449 (swimming pool)

Facilities include a 9-hole par-3 golf course, four tennis courts, Funtopia playground, large shelter, club house with restrooms, swimming pool and kiddie pool.

Elizabethtown Nature Park

1900 Ring Road East

The Elizabethtown Nature Park is Elizabethtown’s newest park with 104-acres of gently rolling former pastureland. Freeman Creek meanders through the park as it flows to the City’s largest lake, Freeman Lake. The park also houses the Hardin County Veteran’s Tribute Memorial.

Freeman Lake Park

Blue Heron Way

Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake Park is home to three historical structures. There’s the Lincoln Heritage House: a double log house crafted in part by Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln. Next door, you’ll see a restored one-room school house which was built with handmade shingles in 1892. Fishing, walking trails, boating, picnic shelters, disc golf, lighted tennis complex and a bandstand.


801 North Miles Street

This is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill playground. It is a $150,000 playground including a huge wooden structure that will entertain many children with its creative playstations.

Gates Field

200 College Street Road

Facilities include four Youth Softball Fields and restrooms/concession building. Activities include the Elizabethtown Youth Softball Program for ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-17 (Open to both boys and girls.) The season runs from late May through mid-July. Registration is in March and April. Teams are organized and practice begins in May. The league is for the purpose of having fun and is non-competitive.

Greenbelt Walking Tours & Parks

The Elizabethtown Greenbelt Walking Tours and Parks is an expanding series of trails and mini-parks around Freeman Lake, Buffalo Lake, Fisherman’s Lake and all along the stream that flow to and from them. These parks and their accompanying riparian areas serve as a way to protect the recreational, ecological, educational, historical and aesthetic values, and preserve the natural attributes of the many local waterways- things that make Elizabethtown a pleasant place to live.

Michael Carroll Soccer Complex

217 Peterson Drive

Home of the Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association. Youth programs in fall and spring seasons. 6 playing fields (5 are lighted), restrooms, concessions and a playground.

Nicholas Street Soccer Fields

801 Nicholas Street

This facility contains several soccer fields and is generally used as a practice location for the youth soccer program.

Pritchard Community Center

404 South Mulberry Street

Elizabethtown’s Pritchard Community Center can accommodate large or small group meetings. Your group will enjoy a business atmosphere with relaxed surroundings. You’ll find tennis and racquetball courts, basketball, volleyball, fitness and weight equipment, a complete kitchen and arboretum and many other recreational activities.

Ring Road Softball Complex

126 Ring Road West

Facilities include three lighted fields, picnic shelter, restrooms and concessions. The Elizabethtown Softball Commission operates league play. Fields are generally available for rental on weekends. Call 270-765-4606 for more information.

University Drive Park

527 University Drive

Facilities include eight lighted tennis courts, three lighted youth baseball fields, one field for Tee-Ball, picnic area, restrooms/concessions, playground and two basketball courts.