Triangle Park

Yes, it actually is a triangle, although the geometry is probably not impeccable. Still, this downtown park offers a nice bit of green in the city and is just steps away from Rupp Arena and Victorian Square. Designed by landscape architect...  Read More

Lexington Cemetery

Although nominally a cemetery, this beautiful plot of land is heavy with blooming shrubs, stately trees, and lush plantings. Instituted in the mid-19th century, the area also contains the gravesites of some of Lexington's – and Kentucky's –...  Read More

It was at this site that early settlers first named Lexington, having heard news of the start of the Revolutionary War in Lexington, Massachusetts. Through the years, farms and industry made use of the area, which was reclaimed as public...  Read More

Thoroughbred Park

A tribute to Lexington's horse industry, this small park features a multi-jetted fountain at the base of a dry-stacked stone wall. In front of it, seven life-sized bronze statues of jockeys astride racing horses rush towards an imaginary finish...  Read More

Boone Station State Historic Site

In the late 18th century, Daniel Boone and his family settled this site, where they lived for three years. Legal issues regarding the validity of the claim forced the clan to move, but five relatives were buried here nevertheless, several of...  Read More

Gratz Park

This lovely gem of a park is surrounded by a variety of historic homes and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Named after a prominent area merchant, the park offers quiet, beautiful grounds perfect for a respite from a busy...  Read More