Town Branch Park

Stu Johnson

When it opens in 2022, Lexington’s Town Branch Park will include an amphitheater.  It could be considered a project almost 40 years in the making.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray made the official announcement on what’s now the Cox Street parking lot next to Rupp Arena. “Today, with the Picnic with the Pops Commission I am announcing a $1.2 million gift to be used for an amphitheater in Town Branch Park.  Right here,” sounded Gray.

Members of a downtown Lexington church with a history that predates the Civil War continue to have concerns about how a major park project could impact their worship activities.  

Stu Johnson

Private funding of more than $5 million dollars has been pledged toward a much talked about downtown Lexington park project. 

A ceremony held Monday at the site of the planned Town Branch Park celebrated the private giving so far.