7th Annual Independence Bank Farm to Fork Dinner

Save the date and make plans to join us OUTSIDE at Mahr Park BARN B for our annual Farm to Fork Dinner in Madisonville!   All proceeds benefit our local FFA Chapters and 4H groups.The five course meal includes ingredients from local farmers, grown in our #IBGreenAcre at Mahr Park and will be served by local 4H…

Fall Shoreline Guided Kayak Trek

Enjoy a leisurely guided kayak trek at the Arboretum. Take in the beautiful sights along the shore of Lake Pee Wee!If you are unfamiliar with kayaking and would like to go with a group, this is a great opportunity for you! Seasoned kayakers are invited as well.Meet us at the kayak launch at 2:00 p.m.We…

Guided Hike: Pollinators

Join us for a hike around the arboretum as we learn about the importance of pollinators and their habitats!Meet at the Welcome Center; insect repellant and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Art at the Arboretum: Guided Art Class for Children, 1st-5th Grade

Join local artist Dawn Moore for a guided art class for children (Grades: 1st-5th). Students will find inspiration from nature around the Arboretum. Art will feature Bluebirds on canvas 9X12″ boards, mixed media, acrylic and oil pastels.   **Spots are limited to the first 15 students to register. Please only register if you are committed…

StoryWalk Launch

Join us for a StoryWalk that is brought to you in partnership with Leadership Hopkins County Class of 2023, the Hopkins County Public Library, and Alhstrom.   The StoryWalk launch will take place at Mahr Park Arboretum, 55 Mahr Park Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431. *Meet at the Kayak Launch AreaMarch 25, 2023 @ 10:00 a.m.…

Weekend Picks: February 17th-19th

There is always something exciting happening in Madisonville- Hopkins County! Whether it’s a festival, a concert, an art exhibit, or connecting with the outdoors, you’ll find several enticing activities on our calendar.  Check out this weekends top picks! Ladies Night Out February 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm MadCity Crafts DIY Studio and Cafe Join MadCity…

Guided Hike: Tree 101

Spring is in the air! Join us as we explore the trees of the Arboretum.On this guided hike you will learn about the importance of trees and learn about the various trees that call Mahr Park Arboretum home. When? Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:30 AMWhere? Meet at the Mahr Welcome Center

Star Party

Join us under the night sky! Ross Workman will guide us through a sky presentation. Telescopes will be available for viewing!   When? Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m.Where? Event Barn B

Winter Trekking Guided Hike

Warm up on the hiking trail as we take in the sights and sounds of winter at Mahr Park Arboretum in a guided hike through the parks 40-acre woods. Winter brings a unique beauty and landscape. When? Saturday, January 21, 2023, 1:00-3:00 p.m.Winter gear is recommended.Where? Meet us at the Mahr Welcome Center.

Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend

Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count by joining UK Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent, Erika Wood at Mahr Welcome Center- Discovery Classroom for a class on attracting birds to your garden and then go bird watching at the Arboretum!When? Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2:00 p.m.Where? Mahr Park Arboretum Welcome Center- Discovery Classroom