Mayor Linda Gorton, Councilmember Josh McCurn, Lexington Parks & Recreation workers, and neighborhood households at this time reduce a ribbon to open a brand new part of path at Masterson Station Park.
“We’re putting in new trails throughout Lexington, and it’s beginning right here in Masterson Station Park,” Mayor Linda Gorton mentioned. “That is the primary of many new trails and sections of trails throughout the town that can improve a lot of our parks. That is the ‘12 months of the Park’ right here in Lexington, and this expanded entry and navigation all through them is a chance for individuals to get pleasure from leisure actions and all that nature has to supply.”
The brand new path part connects the prevailing path between the Masterson Station neighborhood and playground with City Department Path – a multi-use path surrounding the McConnell’s Hint neighborhood. Expanded entry to the playground comes on the good time – a brand new climber and picnic shelter have been simply put in within the space. It additionally provides higher entry to the splash pad, a well-liked vacation spot for households.
“Households and mates of all ages now have a protected connection from City Department Path to Masterson Station playground,” mentioned Councilmember Josh McCurn, whose district contains Masterson Station Park. “This new path offers a much-needed connection and permits for trail-goers to absorb nature’s magnificence all through Masterson Station Park. Connecting our neighborhoods continues to be one in all my prime priorities and I’m excited to see this accomplished.”
The brand new path part at Masterson Station Park is the primary of many new trails enhancing parks throughout Lexington. The paths, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, embody Jacobson, Whitney Younger, Gainesway, and Wildwood parks, in addition to Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.
“American Rescue Plan Act funds have allowed us so as to add and increase trails throughout the town,” mentioned Michelle Kosieniak, Superintendent of Planning & Design at Lexington Parks & Recreation. “Park fairness and entry are prime priorities when reviewing upcoming initiatives. Extra trails both improve our present path techniques or add much-needed entry to already stunning parks.”
Parks & Recreation, a Lexington-Fayette City County Authorities division, oversees the programming, upkeep, and growth of over 100 metropolis parks and pure areas, six swimming pools, 5 golf programs, group facilities, leisure packages, and three arts venues. To seek out out extra, observe @LexKYParks on Fb, Twitter and Instagram, or join the e-mail publication.
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