The official launch of a neighborhood park project came Monday in southeast Lexington. The city’s park system is growing by one.
The passive, open, green space, labeled Buckhorn Park, will be situated on two acres of land already owned by the city. The addition will increase both Lexington’s number of parks and the ability for residents to find one within a ten minute walk, a goal of Mayor Jim Gray’s.
Freshly mowed walking paths, picnic space, new trees, seating, and an open lawn play area will be part of the new park. Plans also call for naturalized basins, designed to treat storm run-off.
The Buckhorn Park is expected to open in early 2020.