Volunteers to build new Shillito Park playground

Posted at 3:53 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 15:53:46-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – An army of volunteers will soon gather at Shillito Park for the 2019 Shillito Playground Community Build, scheduled Sept. 18-22.

“Twenty-six years ago, our community came together with Parks and Recreation to build the original playground at Shillito Park, and we’re about to do it again with the help of an army of volunteers from Lexington and surrounding areas,” Mayor Linda Gorton said.

Almost 500 people have already signed up, but more are needed (must be age 10 or older). Volunteers for the weekday evening and weekend shifts are in especially high-demand.

The Community Build project coincides with the United Way of the Bluegrass annual Day of Action. The United Way is partnering with the City to help manage volunteer recruitment and sign-ups.

For more information regarding the Shillito Playground Community Build and volunteer signups, please visit