Tower Park

Tower Park

Tower Park was incorporated in 1972 after the federal government begun donating buildings and land of the former military base to the city to be designated as a city park. Today, Tower Park is 86.6 acres of lush forest, sport facilities, playgrounds, hiking/bike trails, and two recreation buildings for events and activities. Tower Park is also home to the Fort Thomas Museum where you can learn about the Fort’s founding and about the growth of the community over the last 155 years.

If you know Fort Thomas, you know the ‘Tower’. Building number 16 was built in 1890, and is 102 feet tall made out of Kentucky limestone, with the base being granite. The plaza in front of the Tower was dedicated in 2003 in honor of the 80,000 that were inducted at Fort Thomas. A huge flag adorns the Tower every July for the City’s Fourth of July festivities and is a sight to see when illuminated at night.  

The main playground at Tower Park was purchased by the City of Fort Thomas in December of 1972, where a vacant field once was. The playground equipment has changed and continues to change but the enthusiasm of its patrons remains the same. Tower Park playground is often filled with generations of memories being made. Since then, the park has been updated and continues to support the community’s needs as they grow and change. 6 tennis courts, a softball field, 3 playgrounds, 6 pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, 2 outdoor basketball courts, 4 shelters and miles of walking trails round out amenities at the park.

  • Armory (Gymnasium and Recreation Center)
  • Mess Hall (Event Venue)
  • Amphitheater (Greenroom)
  • Four Sheltered Picnic Areas (With Grills)
  • Seasonal Restroom Facilities
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Walking/Biking Trails – TRAIL MAP
  • Six Tennis Courts
  • Six Pickleball Courts
  • Playground Equipment (Three Areas)
  • Ron Dill Softball/Baseball Field (Concession Stand)
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Kenney Shields Basketball Courts (Two Courts)

Click here for information on shelter rentals.

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