Mahr Park Arboretum

stone bridge photo
elevated wooden paths photo 2
use the free kayak launch to paddle out on lake pee wee photo 3
mahr park from above photo 4
native plants in the garden of the mahr home photo 5
community garden photo 6
the pond at mahr park photo 7
the pond at mahr park photo 8


55 Mahr Park Dr.
Madisonville KY 42431

Enjoy the quiet beauty of nature at the 265-acre farm of the late Dr. Merle and Mrs. Glema Mahr, gifted the City of Madisonville in 2009. With its rolling hills, mature trees, ponds, and a shoreline on Lake Pee Wee, the park maintains and preserves a natural environment for native birds, fish, wildlife, plants and wildflowers. Explore the park on paved trails or go off the beaten path and hike the soft trails through 40 acres of wooded landscape. Find your perfect fishing spot at one of the numerous ponds or paddle out onto 420-acre Lake Pee Wee on your canoe or kayak. Other features of the park include 18-hole and 9-hole disc golf courses, nature play area, handicap accessible kayak/canoe launch, community gardens, Welcome Center within the Mahr Home, two large dog parks, and more as the park plans additional expansion.

Bike and Kayak rentals are available at the Welcome Center on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am until 5 pm. Each rental lasts 2 hours, with all equipment being returned by 5 pm. 

General Information
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Pets Accepted