The City of Owensboro Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for  Summer Day Camps. Registration is now open for returning families. NEW family registration begins on February 21. Camps will take place May 28 – August 2 for ages 5-12. Children age 5 must currently be enrolled in kindergarten. Each camp is open…

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned swimmer, we have a class that will fit your needs. Classes range in skill levels and follow the guidelines and procedures set by the American Red Cross. Ratio for semi-private lessons is 2 participants to 1 instructor. This encourages faster learning because the instructor is able to…

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Special Events

Water Safety Day Monday, June 17 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. FREE Swim Lessons Water Safety Tips Free Swim Time Information Booth Giveaways Come kick off the summer at Combest Pool while learning water safety and swimming skills. Hosted by the City staff and Marlin Swim Team.   Gone to the Dogs Sunday, August 4 (rain…

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Public Swim Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned swimmer, we have a class that will fit your needs. Classes range in skill levels and follow the guidelines and procedures set by the American Red Cross. Ages: 5 and above Days:  Monday-Friday Fee:  $65 Min/Max:  4/12 45 minutes of instruction 15 minutes of free swim (5:45…

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Cravens Pool

Opening Summer of 2024   Cravens Pool is a neighborhood pool located next to Cravens Elementary School. The pool opened May 17, 1975 and was named after Mary Lee Cravens. This family friendly pool ranging in depth from 0 to 5 ft is a great location to bring younger children to get them comfortable in the water. Cravens Pool opens annually…

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Summer Day Camp

Member of the American Camp Association (ACA) 2024 Summer Day Camp Ages: 5-12 (all 5 year old’s must currently be enrolled and attending Kindergarten 2023-2024) Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (early drop off 7:00 a.m.  $2/day) Dates:  May 28 – August 2 (CLOSED Memorial Day and 4th of July)  Location: Owensboro Parks & Recreation Administrative…

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Combest Pool

OPENING DAY 2024 – MAY 25 Combest Pool is part of Chautauqua Park which was acquired by the City of Owensboro in 1916 with the pool opening May 20, 1973. The Pool was named after Willis Combest, who passed in 1969 after befriending two generations of athletes in Owensboro. This family friendly Olympic size pool ranging…

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English Park Boat Ramp

For your safety No fueling, swimming, or fishing from the dock. Riverfront parking and all long stalls are restricted to vehicles with trailers only. Parking restrictions are strictly enforced by the Owensboro Police Department. No unattended vehicles blocking the ramp.

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park is a 31 acre community park acquired in 1916 located just off East Parrish Avenue at 1201 Bluff Avenue. Chautauqua Park is home to Combest Pool, an olympic sized swimming pool with diving, was built in 1973 and named after Willis Combest who befriended 2 generations of athletes in Owensboro.