239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

The ROCK’s goals are to educate, promote, and participate in outdoor recreation. In order to accomplish these goals, we have decided to create a Richmond Outdoors Community- an informal group that brings together like minded individuals who can also help educate each other. We also want to promote local businesses that sell equipment and supplies that can be used for outdoor recreation or offer recreation opportunities.

This group strives to provide educational opportunities that not only help ensure safety but expand the knowledge of outdoor recreation. We are working to promote local businesses that support outdoor recreation, already existing outdoor based recreational activities and working to create new opportunities for our community.


Interested in clubs such as: Poultry Club, Livestock Club, Rabbit Club, Service Club, Lil Explorers Club, Disc Golf Club, Saddle Club, etc?
CHECK OUT MADISON COUNTY 4-H’S OUTDOOR CLUBS HERE!


See below for our upcoming events:

OCTOBER 15TH-17TH

To pre-register for Geocaching visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-berea-chamber-of-commerce-geocaching-weekend-2021-tickets-175925005427?fbclid=IwAR2DhFrPUHVSyKSTRM9HXlj-mjS3UhmtOV3otX6xCiu5JWUyBdUJzL7vWPo

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

To register for the Nature Explorers visit https://forms.gle/grFwkCDUT9jFEZZVA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

To register for the Bat & Owl Exploration visit: https://forms.gle/zynkZKCYVqoxhiyg9


PREVIOUS 2021 ROCK WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

*Oct 8th – Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus at Irvine McDowell Park
*Oct 7th – Invasive Plant Workshop at EKU with EKU Division of Natural Areas
*Oct 7th – Women’s Wilderness Series “What to Pack” at Irvine McDowell park with EKU Recreation & Park Administration
*Sept 30th – Sunset Yoga at Chenault Vineyards*Sept 23rd – Sunset Yoga at Chenault Vineyards
*Sept 29th – Women’s Wilderness Series “Wilderness Safety” at Irvine McDowell Park with EKU Division of Natural Areas
*Sept 25th & 26th – Intro to Hunting Course at Richmond Teen Center with KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
*Sept 25th – Nature Explorers at Camp Catalpa with EKU Dept. of Recreation and Park Administration
*Sept 24th – Astronomical Night at Irvine McDowell Park with Madison Co. Public Library
*Sept 19th – Adult Kickball Game at Lake Reba
*Sept 18th – Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event at Taylor Fork Ecological Area with EKU Division of Natural Areas
*Sept 12th – Adult Kickball Game at Lake Reba
*Sept 10th – Spider and Moth Prowl at Taylor Fork Ecological Area with EKU Division of Natural Areas
*Sept 10th – Movie in the Park at Irvine McDowell Park with Madison Co. Public Library
*Sept 2nd – Women’s Self-Defense Class (Gina Elliott with AFS Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness) at Richmond Teen Center
*Aug 28th – Kayak Race at Lake Reba with Excel Health
*Aug 28th – Nature Explorers at Camp Catalpa
*Aug 7th- Par2 Disc Golf Tournament at Camp Catalpa with MadCo Disc Golf Club
*July 31st – Kayak Race at Lake Reba with Excel Health
*July 31st – Clean up at Camp Catalpa with MadCo Disc Golf Club & Others
*July 29th & 30th 2021 – Hook & Cook Program with KY Fish & Wildlife
*July 24th – Family Nature Day at Taylor Fork Ecological Area with EKU Division of Natural Areas
*June 26th – Introduction to Family Camping at Camp Catalpa with Mike’s Hike & Bike and Madison Co. Library
*June 26th – Nature Explorers at Camp Catalpa – Camping Games, Crafts and Activities
*June 26th – Kayak Race at Lake Reba with Excel Health
*June 5th – Fishing Derby at Lake Reba with KY Fish & Wildlife and Cain Pole
*May 22nd – Nature Explorers at Camp Catalpa – Grossology
*May 12th – Kayak Launch Ribbon Cutting at Lake Reba
*May 12th – Introduction to Kayaking Workshop at Lake Reba with Mike’s Hike & Bike
*April 24th – Nature Explorers at Camp Catalpa
*April 24th – Introduction to Geocaching with Berea Chamber GeoTour
*April 23rd – Main Street Cleanup
*April 22nd – Clean up at Camp Catalpa
*April 14th – Introduction to On-Road Cycling with Mike’s Hike and Bike
*April 8th – Adult Softball Pick up Game at Lake Reba
*March 27th – Story Walk
*March 27th – Nature Explorers at Camp Catalpa
*March 26th – Introduction to Disc Golf Workshop with MadCo Disc Golf Club
*March 17th – Introduction to Hiking Workshop with Mike’s Hike & Bike


Interested in Conservation work? Send us an email at parksandrec@richmond.ky.us

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