Park Receives 2013 Best of Danville
Award for Second Year in a Row
NEW YORK, NY, July 15, 2013 -- Millennium Park has been selected for the
2013 Best of Danville Award in the Attractions category by the U.S. Commerce
Association (USCA) for the second year in a row.
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local
businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that
they believe have achieved exceptional success in their local
community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the
positive image of their community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the
winners in each category. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both
internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
MILLENNIUM PARK, 1000
Cunningham Way, Danville, Kentucky
Sign at Park Entrance (end of
Sign at Cunningham Way & Perryville Road
grant program between E-on/U.S., the Parks and Recreation Department and the
Pride in the Park Committee provides for new trees to be planted in Millennium Park
through the Plant for the Planet project.
CHOCWALK DOG PARK: This area was named
for a Chesapeake Retriever ("Chocolate") who died in the fall of 2005. His
caring owner donated funds to help make the dog park a reality. This fenced area is
located in the northeast section of the park. The closest parking (and
entrance) to this
area is at the end of Argyll Woods Drive, off Lannock Drive.
YOUTH BASEBALL COMPLEX:
The baseball complex, consisting of 4 youth fields, is built in a wagon-wheel
design. This design hosts play for Cal Ripken Baseball (Majors and Minors)
on 2 lighted grass infields with 200' fenced fields. The Parks and
Recreation League T-Ball and Machine Pitch programs play on 2 dirt infields with
YOUTH FOOTBALL & SOCCER
FIELDS: The soccer complex has six youth
and one adult soccer field. The areas are used for youth flag football,
Centre College intramural soccer, and Bluegrass Youth Soccer regular season and
"select" programs. The lighted youth football field,
named in honor of Edwin Kubale, Jr., hosts Parks and Recreation youth football games in the
fall and youth soccer games in the spring.
WALKING TRAILS, BENCHES, LAKE:
The 3 1/2 miles of trails provide walkers, runners, and bikers ample usage of
all active and passive areas of the Park. The outer 2 mile loop of the
trail system provides a leisurely 30 minute walk around the park. Located
around the trail system are benches and swings providing peaceful breaks for
Home to many ducks that provide fun and
entertainment for the very young and the young-at-heart users of Millennium
Park, the signature facility of the Park is Millennium Lake. Fishing off
the bank is an added attraction to this facility (all government regulations
apply regarding fishing licenses) and the lake fountain provides a scenic
backdrop to a peaceful setting for the novice or experienced angler.
Millennium Park Trails
The central Picnic/Play area of the Park is
next to the Community Trust Bank Shelter and contains a variety of play
equipment. This area is for children ages 4-10 and parking/restrooms are
next to the site.
The playground area next to the Baseball
Complex faces Millennium Lake and is for children ages 4-10. Parking and
restrooms for this area are located in the Baseball Complex.
Another auxillary playground is located near
the Football/Soccer Concession building. Restrooms are located in the
concession building, and parking is provided near the building.
The modular skatepark, designed by Skatewave,
was opened in September 2004. It consists of quarter pipes, launch & grind
boxes, mini half pipe, launch ramps, rails, tables, spines, and banks.
Millennium Park offers two shelters that may be rented through the Parks
and Recreation office (110 Man-O-War Drive). The Community Trust Bank
Shelter (left) is near the central playground area and approximate under-shelter
accommodation is 25-30. The Kroger-Rotary Shelter (right) is located near
the softball complex and approximate under-shelter accommodation is 50-60.
BIRD SPECIES SEEN IN MILLENNIUM PARK:
Horned grebe*, Pied-billed grebe*, Canada
goose, Mallard, Northern shoveler*, American coot, Ring-billed gull*, Great blue
heron, Sandhill crane, Killdeer, Spotted sandpiper*, Northern harrier,
Red-tailed hawk, Turkey vulture, Mourning dove, Rock dove, Belted kingfisher,
Pileated woodpecker, Common flicker, Downy woodpecker, Eastern kingbird, Cliff
swallow, Purple martin, American crow, Blue jay, Carolina wren, Brown thrasher,
Northern mockingbird, American robin, Eastern bluebird, Red-winged blackbird,
Brown-headed cowbird, Common grackle, Eastern meadowlark, European starling,
House sparrow, Slate-colored junco, Northern cardinal, House finch, American
goldfinch, hooded merganser, green heron, cedar waxing, Brewer's blackbird
* Birds seen only once, during migrating
2008 list compiled by Charles Vahlkamp