142 South Central Avenue + Dearl Whitaker Road
Located next to Rocky Hollow Recreation Center, the recently renovated Rocky Hollow Park offers a scenic escape in the middle of downtown Somerset. Walk or jog through the park on a newly paved trail that connects the recreation center to the outdoor basketball courts at the other side of the park, have a picnic in our open green spaces, or play disc golf on our free hillside course.
Our disc golf course is set in mature woods with tough pin placements, demanding fairways and no undergrowth. Hole No. 7 is the signature hole: a 300-foot downhill ace run with OB creek in play.
Joe Ford Amphitheater is nestled inside Rocky Hollow Park. The amphitheater’s 40-by-20-foot stage, restrooms and dressing room offer a great place for outdoor performances of any kind.
Rocky Hollow Park’s outdoor basketball courts on Dearl Whitaker Road were recently transformed into a mural by local artist Amanda Brooks. Inspired by the colors in the city’s logo, the courts are open for play daily until dusk.
Reserve the Joe Ford Amphitheater
The Joe Ford Amphitheater is available to community groups to reserve for events. The rental fee is $250 per day. This fee may be discounted for 501c3 non-profit organizations. Organizations must also make a $100 refundable cleaning deposit and show proof of liability insurance at the time their contract is submitted. For more information, contact Leslie Ikerd, [email protected] or [email protected].
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Parks & Recreation
The Somerset Parks & Recreation offices are located in Rocky Hollow Recreation Center.
142 S. Central Ave., Somerset, KY 42501 • 606.679.1860
Hours of operation:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
12-5 p.m. Sunday