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Lexington is getting its own Central Park

Plans are in place for Town Branch Park to become the Central Park of Lexington. The 10-acre park will provide green space to downtown Lexington between Main and High, adjacent to Rupp Arena, where many of you park for UK basketball games and concerts. That parking lot is going away this summer and the area will one day be a beautiful and vibrant park spanning all the way out to the Oliver Lewis Bridge.

The project is currently in its fundraising phase, but a video was recently released to show what it will look like once it is completed. To me it looks like a great place to walk a dog, fly a kite, toss a football, or trip over a homeless person.

See it for yourself and then get excited for a Central Park in downtown Lexington (if it ever actually happens):

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Lexington is getting its own Central Park

  1. KYPIP
    8:04 pm June 4, 2018 Permalink

    As usual, KSR gives us the 19-year-old demographic version of journalism. At least you guys give us current recruiting news, basketball, baseball and football news. Thanks, for that.

  2. TonyMontana
    8:17 pm June 4, 2018 Permalink

    Is that like a 3-inch deep river? It looks very cool, I would just be worried about it getting slippery. Especially with all of the rocks and boulders next to it. Other than concern, seems like they did a good job on it.

  3. 3dcatfan
    12:40 am June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Looks like something that will eventually be full of people who love their dogs way too much and homeless people. U already avoid downtown because parking is atrocious. Looks like this will only make it worse.

  4. BobofKy
    5:44 am June 5, 2018 Permalink

    It is a park: A place to go and spend time refreshing your psyche’ stretch your legs, put some things in perspective.
    So, waterways should look natural (no straight lines) the walkways should meander also. Mother Nature is the ultimate authority designing park like settings. This park should mimic Her queues. Elevations keep the park from being flat. Aha!
    Good Luck Lex. People are talking about Lexington from coast to coast: Cool town, cool place to live.

  5. irowe
    7:03 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Hey Drew, I don’t know if you meant it this way or not, but that quip at the end about homeless people was offensive. I hope you’ll consider changing it.

    • TPACAT
      7:28 am June 6, 2018 Permalink