City of Kenova Parks and Recreation
Recreational opportunity are found throughout the City.
To rent a camp site or any of our park facilities please contact the City Clerk by e-mail or call 304-453-1571.
Dreamland Pool has an Olympic size swimming area as well as a shallow kiddie pool. Tennis and Basketball courts are on the property along with an Ampitheater. Dressing rooms and food courts are available. Dreamland Pool, first opened in 1926, was once the largest swimming pool in the United States east of the Mississippi River, measuring 250 feet by 125 feet. The original construction included a three story pavilion that ran the length of the pool. The top floor of the pavilion included a dance floor, where many notable Big Bands played though the 1930s and 1940s and attracted big names such as Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra. A fire in the 1972 destroyed the pavilion, but the rest of the facility survived. The pool was conveyed to the City of Kenova in 1973. Presently, the Kenova Parks & Recreation Board oversees the operation and management of the facility. About the size of a football field, Dreamland sports two cement floats equidistant from each other in the middle of the pool to allow swimmers a place to rest. Dreamland Pool was recently renovated in 2008.
Virginia Point Park offers access to the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers from its large boat ramp and camping along the banks of the river, here too, are large multipurpose sports fields , covered shelter, bathrooms and some of the best fishing on the Rivers. West Virginia's most westerly point. This park is located on the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers in Kenova. With views of Ohio and Kentucky, its amenities include: overnight campgrounds, boat launching ramp, and the park system's largest group picnic shelter. Enjoy the fishing and wildlife and a slower pace of life.
Towne Square is the center piece for the many concerts and special activities that the City sponsors. Located at the corner of 15th Street and Chestnut Street adjacent to the Municipal Building. The "Square" has been the scene of many a wedding as well as concerts and street fair events.
Wonderland is a childs favorite playground with many activities. Located next to the old High School Building and the Wonder Dome. Parents Picnic under the shade of the trees while the children play.