Shillito Park

A 176 acre city park in Fayette County with baseball fields, tennis courts, pool, shared use trail, picnic shelters, basketball courts, football/soccer fields, playground, and disc golf course. Its very convenient to north central Jessamine County and is a very picturesque park with vistas reminiscent of Olmsted parks.

Safety: Consider bringing drinking water, sunscreen, bug repellent, and sunglasses.

Activities: Walking dog biking      Facilities:  picnic restroom     

Facility and Trail Map


Shillito Park Trail Walking - Jogging Dogs allowed Cycling Easy 2.4 miles

Trail Descriptions

Shillito Park Trail: Technically composed of two trails – the Lafayette Trail which runs north/south and extends outside the park, and the Shillito Trail which runs on around the rest of the perimeter of the park. Both are paved shared use trails with little elevation change. The Shillito Trail runs though the open areas of the northern part of the park before going around the disc golf and ball fields on the southern end of the park. The Lafayette trail mostly follows alongside the main road through the park.


Go north on US 27 into Fayette County. To access the south side of the park, turn left on Man o’ War, right on Winthrop Dr, right on Cromwell and left on Beaver Trace Rd until it runs into the park entrance. To access the main entrance on the north side of the park, keep on US 27, turn left on Reynolds Rd, and the park is on the left after the railroad overpass.

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