When you think of beaches you most likely think of Florida or the coast right?!  Well, Kentucky has some pretty nice beach-like parks and one of them opened this summer after a six-year absence.


I remember going to Vastwood Park as a kid.  My mom would take me and my brother swimming in the summer because it was cheap and a whole lot of fun.  When my older boys were little I took them and they loved it.  In 2015 the beach closed because of a few reasons a massive amount of weeds growing at the bottom of the lake and a low attendance of swimmers over the summer.  They were finally able to open the lake after they treated the problem and allowed the lake to clear back up.  A lot of people were just ready to get back out into the open after the pandemic and the Vastwood opening made it even better.


Angel here and I spoke with a Park employee Tuesday afternoon that told me the beach hours of operation have been shortened for the summer.

Here are their hours according to the Vastwood Park Facebook page:

Subsequent weeks open Thursday - Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
and Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Admission: 0-5 yrs - $1.00
6 yrs - 12 yrs - $2.00
13 yrs & over - $3.00
I was told they may only be open until August 8th but there is a discussion of staying open a week longer but nothing has been confirmed as of today's date.
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Vastwood is more than just a beach, so when the water area closes families can take advantage of everything else the park has to offer.

Here's a list of different amenities;

- Children's playground
- Nearly 400 acres of park area including a 19-acre lake with a walking trail
- Covered picnic shelters with grills
- Tee-Ball field
- Soccer field
- Regulation baseball field and little league field
- 2 softball fields
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Frisbee Golf

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