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Ben Hawes State Park
Type Kentucky state park
Location Owensboro, Kentucky
Size 297 acres
Opened 1975
Operated by Kentucky Department of Parks
Status Open year-round

Ben Hawes State Park is a park located just outside of Owensboro, Kentucky in Daviess County. The park encompasses 297 acres (1.20 km2), and was named for a former mayor of Owensboro.[1]


The park offers playground equipment, a basketball court, and a baseball field, but the highlight is a twenty-seven hole golf course. There is also a one-mile (1.6 km) hiking trail.[2]


  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed (1992). "Parks, State". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0813117720.  
  2. ^ Bailey, Bill (1995). "Ben Hawes State Park". Kentucky State Parks. Saginaw, Michigan: Glovebox Guidebooks of America. ISBN 1881139131.  

Coordinates: 37°47′47″N 87°11′18″W / 37.79639°N 87.18833°W / 37.79639; -87.18833



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