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Lexington Cuts Ribbon On City’s Newest Park

Posted at 1:51 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 13:51:34-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- Lexington Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon on the city’s newest addition, Buckhorn Park.

The park will be located at 3318 Buckhorn Dr and will be operated by the Division of Water Quality and houses a storage tank. Utilizing the 2 acres in front of it, the city will make the area into a passive, open, green space.

This addition increases both Lexington’s number of parks and the ability for residents to find one within a 10-minute walk.

“Last year, I joined over 200 mayors nationwide in committing myself to increasing access to parks,” Gray said. “A great American city deserves a great park system and today we come closer to that commitment.”

The Director of Parks and Recreation, Monica Conrad said, “We’re always thrilled to make a new park for Lexington. This addition is just one step we’re taking to meet the growing demand for more park space in Lexington.”

The last park added by Lexington Parks and Recreation was Isaac Murphy Memorial Garden in 2007. Buckhorn Park comes at the perfect time, as Lexington’s population continues to increase. Mown walking paths, picnic space, new trees, seating and an open lawn play area will all be in the new park. Plans also include naturalized basins designed to treat storm water run-off. The park will open when current construction finishes, likely in early 2020.