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Outdoor Recreation in Kokomo

Planning some outdoor recreation during your travels this year?  From biking, walking, running, swimming, and skateboarding, Kokomo has it covered.  Here is a list of some of the outdoor recreation offered in the Kokomo area:

Kokomo-07.30.09-WalkOfExcellence2Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence
Whether you plan to take a leisurely stroll or a brisk power walk, this trail is perfect.  Ideal for walking, biking, running, and even rollerblading, the Walk of Excellence runs along scenic Wildcat Creek and through several parks, including Kokomo’s Foster Park.  The trail starts at UCT Park near Philips Street and ends at Waterworks Park near Ohio Street.  A stretch of the trail winds through downtown Kokomo.  For photos and more information, visit their website.

Jackson Morrow Park Trail
This beautiful trail in Jackson Morrow Park is paved and winds through some scenic wooded areas.  Need some quiet time during a busy day?  This trail is perfect for getting away and unwinding from a fast-paced trip.  For a treat, visit in the fall when the leaves change vibrant colors.  For more information, check out this website.

Kokomo Skate ParkKokomo-07.30.09-KokomoSkatePark
For some adventure, bring your in-line skates, skateboards, and BMX bikes to the Kokomo Pipeline Skate Park, located in Jackson Morrow Park.  It features the only 90 degree bent full pipe in the world!  Additional features include a pipe diameter of 16 feet, 3 bowls of varying sizes, and 10,000 square feet of concrete courses.  Check out some great photos here.

Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center
This outdoor waterpark includes high energy drop slides, tube slide, lazy river, water playground for kids, and huge leisure pool.  Admission is extremely affordable and will provide all day fun for kids of all ages.  Check out their website for more info.

Highland Park

Great for bicycling, walking, and running, this park provides plenty of shade and areas for recreation.  Picnic tables, pavilions, and playground equipment make this park a great location for a picnic lunch or an afternoon snack.  While in Highland Park, don’t forget to stop and see Old Ben (the World’s Largest Steer), the giant Sycamore Stump, the Vermont Covered Bridge, and Kokomo Creek.

For more ideas for outdoor recreation in Kokomo, visit our website or contact the Kokomo Visitors Bureau at 800-837-0971 or

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Written by : Sherry has been at the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau since 2002. She enjoys greeting visitors, assisting group tours, and maintaining Kokomo's tourism blog, website, and social media initiatives (Facebook & Twitter). Sherry and her husband, Shane, have one son, Peyton.