LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Lexington’s Town Branch Park is billed as a world-class park, a resource in the middle of the city. Today we’ll finally see the design.
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. the public is invited to witness the unveiling of the finalized Town Branch Park design and layout. The presentation at the Central Bank Center will come with a model of the park, and the chance to step into the new park with VR goggles.
Through the years, the Town Branch Park board wanted to hear from residents on what they wanted in the experience of the park. Many opted for green space, a place for art, music, and a place for kids to play. The park is meant to be a representation of what the people of Lexington find enjoyable.
“We took all of that community Impute and have been working through this design process. We can hardly wait to unveil it and show folks how the design has evolved and how we’ve incorporated some of their recommendations. It’s high excitement over here,” said Town Branch Park executive director Allison Lankford.
As of now, the plan is to break ground in 2023, and officially open by 2025. The park will be next to Rupp Arena, connecting Town Branch Commons with Town Branch Trial. The park is expected to bring a lot of visitors to an already popular area.
“I think having this public space that anyone is welcome to, and the amount of programming that will go on in that space whether it’s a concert series or just taking a break from the farmer’s market and coming to the play area. I really think it will be a destination,” Lankford said.
If you’re unable to attend the 3:30 presentation, all the content will be available on the Town Branch Park website.