Take a hike at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. | Photo courtesy of Lexington Parks & Recreation
Whether you’re looking for a place to play with the kiddos or to decompress with some off-screen time, Lexington features 100+ parks and recreational spots for you to enjoy.
Ready to plan your trip to the park? Grab your shades and trusty water bottle — here are some of the Horse Capital of the World’s best:
Hisle Farm Park, 3601 Briar Hill Rd. Hikers and horses find this ~280-acre park a haven away from city life, with a shared-use trail system featuring 1 and 2.5-mile trail options. Be sure to test your hand-eye coordination on the 10-lane target archery range.
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 5886 Jacks Creek Pike If you’re a nature lover, then head out to the city’s 734-acre nature sanctuary featuring 10 miles of trails that pass through meadows, woodlands, and streams. It’s also a great spot for wildlife and wildflower viewing.
Masterson Station, 3051 Leestown Rd. At nearly 660 acres, this park has it all — equestrian facilities, paved walking paths, a massive dog park, an amphitheater, spray ground + so much more. Plus, it’s home to some of our favorite events including Kite Fest.
Castlewood Park, 201 Castlewood Dr. Spanning over 32 acres in the Northside of town — near Greyline Station — families have access to inclusive playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, and a covered picnic area. We love Northside Nights, the live concert series it hosts during the summer.
Kirklevington, 396 Redding Rd. Volleyball, pickleball, softball — you name it, Kirklevington’s got it. There’s also space for skateboarding, inclusive playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, and a paved walking path.
Woodland, 601 E. High St. This park has it all. With inclusive playground equipment, a skateboarding area, an outdoor pool, tennis courts + more, there’s truly something for everyone. Be sure to check out the annual summertime staple, Woodland Art Fair.
Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens-Boonesboro Rd. While this park is also a huge sports haven for humans, four-legged family members can get in on the fun with eight acres of space to run. There are two separate paddocks with shaded areas, water fountains to cool off, and benches for relaxing.
Little Sprouts | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 10-10:45 a.m. | The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr., Lexington | $4 | Children ages 3-5 will have fun learning about roots, fruits, and shoots with story time and hands-on exploration.
Playing With Pattern: Printmaking On Paper | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Rock House Brewing, 119 Luigart Ct., Lexington | Join Studio Mel Designs who will teach you how to make art using hand-carved stamps.
Thursday, March 16
Sippin’ with Griffin | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 6 p.m. | Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington | $20 | This tasting flight experience with Barrel House Distilling will pair small bites with each sample and walk you through the tasting, history, and mash bill.
NVRMND Acoustic Show | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 8 p.m. | Chevy Chase Inn, 833 E. Euclid Ave., Lexington | Free | This energetic 1990s rock cover band will be bringing all the hits to CCI.
Friday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Fine Dining Event | Friday, Mar. 17 | 6-10 p.m. | Lyndon House Bed and Breakfast, 507 W. 5th St., Lexington | $85-$145 | This fine dining experience will give you five courses of elevated traditional Irish foods in an elegant historic bed and breakfast.
Saturday, March 18
Discovery Saturday | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington | Free | Celebrate Women in Science while exploring the museum’s various offerings, including planetarium shows, art activities + more.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
There’s still time to share your voice on Lexington’s Consolidated Plan, which designates funds for various housing + development grants. A second hearing will be held in the Council Chamber next Monday, March 20 at 6 p.m. and the public is invited to comment on housing and community development needs. (CivicLex)
Lexington Parks & Recreation needs your input. Take this survey to share your feedback on new trail options for Jacobson Park. Feedback will be collected through Saturday, March 25.
Crave Taco Week begins next week bringing us $6 taco plates from 20+ restaurants Monday, March 20-Sunday, March 26. We’ve updated our guide + map so you can dive into some deliciousness.
Trees Lexington is hosting a tree giveaway on Saturday, March 25, in the Greyline Station parking lot. There will be 300 trees available on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Limit one tree per address.
The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is coming to The Singletary Center on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. for their first performance in Kentucky. The group will be playing selections from Mozart and Brahms. Watch this preview of their past performances.
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Cut down your travel time with TSA PreCheck. | Photo via Pexels
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