The Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park is one of the most popular venues in the area for those planning outdoor activities.
Whether its an impromptu lunchtime picnic, an annual family get-together or a game of putt-putt golf, residents find the park always ready and able to provide what they need.
So its no surprise that the park's centerpiece, its lake, would be among the objects that best represent our area.
The park was built in 1971 and the lake came shortly thereafter. Now surrounded by a walking path more than a mile in length, visitors to the lake will find a large variety of game fish for the taking. Many migratory birds also use the lake as a stop along the way or even as a home-base during nesting season.
Along with tennis courts, softball fields, picnic shelters and swimming pool, the park also features a 9-hole and miniature golf course.
But it is the lake where walkers keep fit, anglers cast a line and youngsters feed the ducks and geese that is at the heart of this facility.
"It's been a real asset for us," said Mason County Judge-Executive James L. "Buddy" Gallenstein.