England-Idlewild Park is part of the fabulous Boone County parks system. I asked our awesome FFC readers for some ideas on places to walk in Boone County with paved trails, and several folks mentioned this park. I’m always happy to find a place where I can walk for exercise, but end up at a playground for the kids, so they can run off the pent up energy from a long stroller ride. England-Idlewild really is a perfect park for walking, the trails were paved and picturesque. The boys enjoyed seeing the ponds, walking through the “woods” (where they sang “Lions & Tigers & Bears OH MY”), and saying hi to everyone we met on the trails. And then at the end of our beautiful walk they were rewarded with fun times on a fantastic playground. There’s not much shade at this playground, but they had something that I LOVE at a playground — an enclosed space. It’s surrounded by a fence, with a gate! I always feel a bit better when it’s hard for Henry to escape, he’s a quick kid! Henry loved the design of this park, because he thought the structures were “tree houses”, and he thought he was very cool hanging out in a tree house.
Idlewild has much more than just the paved walking/biking path & the playground though. They have a fitness stations along the paved trail, and they also had unpaved mountain bike trails. They have a 24 hole disc golf course, baseball fields, basketball courts and soccer fields. And there are picnic tables throughout the park as well as shelters you can reserve. And there is a dog park very near the England-Idlewild Park. So if you are looking for a park that has it all check out England-Idlewild Park! The park is located at 5550 Idlewild Burlington KY 41005.