LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — July marks National Parks & Recreation Month, and the City of Lexington’s Division of Parks & Recreation is ready to celebrate accordingly.
Each Friday during the month, Lexington Parks & Recreation will collaborate with a local business to release a special food or drink item. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the item will fund planting trees around the city and in public parks.
“Lexington loves its parks, and these businesses were excited to work with us to not only raise awareness around National Parks & Recreation Month but also make a positive impact on their local park by raising funds to plant trees,” said Paul Hooper, Information Office Supervisor for Lexington Parks & Recreation.
Here is a schedule of restaurants participating in National Parks & Recreation Month, along with their menu item being featured, and the location of trees their funds will go to:
Friday, July 1 – Rayann’s Popcorn – 101 W. Loudon Ave.
Strawberries & Cream Popcorn
funding trees in Castlewood Park
Friday, July 8 – West Sixth Brewing – 501 W. 6th St.
Oak-aged Prickly Pear Wild Sour Beer
funding trees in Coolavin Park
Friday, July 15 – The Futile Bakery – 399 Waller Ave. Ste. 130
Blackberry Jam Doozie
funding trees at Elizabeth Street Park
Friday, July 22 – Sorella Gelateria – 591 W. Short St.
funding trees at Woodland Park
Friday, July 29 – A Cup of Commonwealth – 105 Eastern Ave.
Unique Coffee Blend
funding trees at Northeastern Park
For more information regarding National Parks & Recreation month, ad the events being held in Lexington, visit lexingtonky.gov/departments/parks-recreation.