115 acre park, 5 acre stocked lake with bass, bluegill and catfish, greenway trail and nature trails, some wildlife throughout the park, various athletic facilities, swimming pool
Named Forest Park when it was originally purchased by the city of Paducah in the early twentieth century, the park soon took on another name by the town's youth. It was a haven for outlaws and a moonshine still remained in operation in the densely wooded park, and so it was dubbed Monkey Wrench Park due to the fact that one should carry a monkey wrench when entering the woods to visit the park. Today the park attracts a much different crowd with all that it has to offer. The swamp that once occupied a large portion of the grounds was dammed up and converted into a lake in the 1920s, and is full of bass, catfish and bluegill. There are some paved trails that visitors may use as well as numerous athletic facilities.
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