River View Park
- Boat Dock
- Canoe & Kayak Rental
- Farmers' Market
- Marble Yard
- Picnic Areas
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
River View Park provides a scenic riverside picnic area located off Wilkinson Blvd. on the banks of the Kentucky River. It is across the street from the Holiday Inn Capital Plaza Hotel.
Along with a Welcome Pavilion/Shelter, there are picnic tables where friends and families can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the river while picnicking and/or socializing. There are 16 historic sites including prehistoric and early Indian cultures along the one-mile walking trail. A monument representing the three original Kentucky counties can be found on the trail, as well as a refurbished 1800's bridge.
A cooperative project of several local and state agencies, Kentucky River View Park runs along both banks of the Kentucky River alongside Wilkinson Street in downtown Frankfort. This park provides a scenic riverside picnic area on the banks of the Kentucky River. It is across the street from the Holiday Inn Capital Plaza Hotel.
From the dock, visitors can tour a beautiful portion of the Kentucky River on the tour boat “Nancy Wilkinson.” Canoes and kayaks can be rented here during summertime through a third party. Located at the south end of the park is Frankfort’s Ward Oates Amphitheatre, which provides a serene setting for musical and theatrical presentations. Perhaps the park’s most popular feature is the Farmers’ Market Pavilion, where shoppers can obtain local vegetables.