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WESTERN KY (10/20/16) - The City of Madisonville is pleased to announce that Mahr Park at Hidden Hills will open to the public Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 9 am with festivities scheduled for the entire community throughout the day.

The Mayor’s Kayak Challenge begins at 9 am followed by the Welcome Center ribbon cutting at 10 am. From 11 am to 2 pm, families can enjoy Truck or Treat – visiting some of the City’s big trucks up-close while collecting some tasty treats along the way. Children ages 0-12 will also enjoy a costume contest at 1 pm. Food trucks will sell a wonderful lunch variety.

All day activities include hiking, running, walking, and biking on trails, disc golf, fishing, kayaking and tours of the Welcome Center.

Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm is located approximately 1.5 miles west of I69 exit 116, Hwy. 281/Nebo Road. The 265-acre farm of the late Dr. Merle and Mrs. Glema Mahr was gifted to the City of Madisonville in 2009. Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm includes rolling hills, seven ponds, mature trees and a shoreline on Lake Pee Wee, a 420-acre lake and maintains and preserves natural environment for native birds, fish, wildlife, plants and wildflowers. In ongoing development, completed projects include the entrance road, 18-hole and 9-hole disc golf courses, handicap accessible kayak/canoe launch, paved hiking, walking, and running trail, soft hiking trails in 40 acres of woods, community gardens, Welcome Center, Discovery Center and fishing lakes.

The next phase for 2017 features a playground, dog-park, picnic pavilions, additional paved hiking trails and fishing piers. Unique to the Mahr Home is the Library, Wildlife Art Gallery, and Artist in Residence program. Along with the Mahr Home and Welcome Center, an additional house on the property and a large rustic barn available for rental.

Information provided by The City of Madisonville
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News