Basil Griffin Park
Features & Amenities
- WCPRD Administrative Office
- Aviation Heritage Park
- Paradise Playground + 3x additional playground structures
- 2x Basketball Courts
- 2x Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Fields
- 3x Little League Fields
- 5x Multipurpose Fields
- Disc Golf Course
- Football Field
- Hockey Rink
- 8x Pickleball Courts
- Walking Trail
- 1x Corporate Picnic Shelter w/Double Grill
- 4x Picnic Shelters – regular size
- 3x Restroom Facilities + ADA Porta johns
- 2x Storm Shelters
- 2x Tennis Courts
- Lake Boat Ramp & Fishing Access (FINS Lake stocked by KY F&W) – KY Fishing License required for 16U
History of Basil W. Griffin, Jr. Park
Basil W. Griffin, Jr. Park is the crown jewel of the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department. The park is surrounded on three sides by manmade boundaries and on the fourth side by a line of trees next to a small farm, making it an excellent location for a park. Named in honor of the late County Judge Executive, Basil W. Griffin, Jr., the park has been developed with the family in mind, providing a constructive leisure setting and a variety of programs.
Warren County Fiscal Court purchased 111.23 acres, including a 33-acre lake, from Mrs. Paul Huddleston in 1977, and a four-phase plan of development was adopted and implemented beginning in August 1980 with funding provided by several sources. The administrative offices for the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department are also housed on the grounds in a beautiful brick building built in 2011.
Originally named for its location in 1977, Three Springs Park was later dedicated in honor of Judge Basil W. Griffin, Jr. on August 31, 1987. Its lake, formerly known as Three Springs Lake, was renamed Jesse Thornton Lake in the summer of 2023 in honor of the first Warren County Parks Director in 1968.
With all its amenities including 10 baseball/softball fields, an inline hockey rink, walking trails, disc golf course, amphitheater, chapel, picnic shelters, Paradise Playground, and Aviation Heritage Park, Basil Griffin sees the most daily traffic of all the County parks and truly provides a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities for citizens of Warren County and the surrounding communities.