Praise for Our Parks – Part 2

Our County Parks have so much to offer. Last week we focused on those found in Vincennes, this week we will be exploring parks located in other cities and towns within Knox County.

Though Bicknell may be small, the city boasts two parks that have numerous playgrounds and sporting fields to keep family and friends alike entertained for hours. The Mary Hoover Recreational Area encompasses the Hooper Athletic Field and the Northside Park. Formerly a football field, the Hooper Athletic Field is now available for all to use, and is also home to the city’s Christmas display during the winter months. Additionally, the North Side Park has a playground area for small children, a women’s softball diamond, and a four-court basketball court.

Bicknell’s South Side Park was recently updated! This week, on July 26th, a new splash pad was installed–allowing visitors of all ages to cool down during these hot summer months. For older kids and adults, there is a walking path, two half-court basketball courts, one full-size tennis court, two baseball diamonds, and a sand volleyball court where a new net was just installed. Southside Park also has a walking path, numerous shelter houses, playground equipment for kids of all sizes—including a “kiddie park,”—and picnic tables and benches where visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoors at all times of the year.

White Oak State Fishing Area and Park in Bruceville offers visitors 124 acres of beautiful scenery. With self-service fishing and hunting opportunities is a great destination for people of all ages. There are two large ponds stocked with crappie, bluegill, and catfish; as well as a boat ramp where boats with electric motors can view the surrounding area from the water. White Oak State Fishing Area should be a stop on everyone’s list of places to visit.

Sandborn Park in Sandborn, Indiana is a great destination for families! This park has multiple sections of playground equipment, slides, and swings. There are also numerous shelter houses, picnic tables, and park benches where people can gather to spend quality time together and to enjoy the natural beauty around them.  

If you have any more information or inquiries about the parks located within Knox County, please contact our office at (812)886-0400, or visit our website at

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