Sports & Recreation

Owensboro was selected as the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sportstown for the state of Kentucky. As a town of nearly 60,000 people, we boast outstanding sports complexes unmatched by cities much larger than ours.

Owensboro offers two large championship baseball/softball complexes and a state-of-the-art, 4-field football complex. We have two 10-field soccer complexes, a 5,000 seat indoor arena, a year-round ice arena, a year-round indoor sports facility, and numerous other indoor gymnasiums.

Our gravity racing track hosts the Owensboro Lions Club Soap Box Derby and other gravity races at Owensboro’s Ben Hawes Park. Ben Hawes Park also boasts the Rudy Mine Mountain Bike Trails which include single- and double-tracks for all skill levels of bikers, hikers and runners.

In the past seven years Owensboro has hosted 29 national championships in baseball and softball. Owensboro also hosts numerous local and state tournaments.

We invite you to visit Owensboro and explore our sports and recreation offerings. We think you will discover what Sports Illustrated did – that Owensboro is one of the best places in the United State to play or watch sports.