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 Jacobson Park

4001 Athens-Boonesboro Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40509

Jacobson Park is a 216-acre park located in east Lexington (District 7). The city had been leasing the park from Kentucky-American Water Company for use as a recreational facility since 1968 but took ownership in January 2011. The park includes a reservoir used by the water company and a golf course (Lakeside Golf Course).

Basketball Court
Dog Park
Open play fields
Shelters (7)
Volleyball (4)

paddle boat

Jacobson Park Marina
2015 Boat Dock Prices and Hours
April 19 - End of FCPS Year Open Weekends Only
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 1pm-7pm

Last boat goes out at 6:30

End of FCPS Year - August 10
Monday- Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 1pm-7pm

Last boat goes out at 6:30

August 11 - October 4 Open Weekends Only
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 1pm-7pm

Last boat goes out at 6:30

Paddle Boats $4.00 for 30min
Boat Launch $3.00
The Jacobson Park Marina has a launch area for non-motorized boats which cost $3/boat. Patrons may also rent pedal boats which hold two people. The rental cost is $4 for one-half hour. The boat dock opens on weekends beginning April 19, and will open on a daily basis pending FCPS schedule. All boat riders must wear a US Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (provided). The age requirement for pedal boat rental is 16 or over. Those under the required age must be accompanied by a chaperone age 16 or older.

Fishing docks are located in several areas throughout the park and are accessible to wheelchairs. You must have a valid Kentucky fishing license if you are age 16 or older. There is no charge to fish at this park. Vending machines and restrooms are available at the Marina. 


 Creative Playground
On October 6 – 10, 1993, a dedicated volunteer group comprised of citizens, local businesses and LFUCG personnel came together to construct a creative playground at Jacobson Park. This playground is a multi-level wooden structure with tunnels, ramps, bridges, sliding poles and other features designed for active play. Other creative playgrounds are located at Shillito and Woodland parks.

Jacobson Park offers seven shelters which may be rented by families and organized groups seven days a week. Each shelter has picnic tables, water and electricity and can accommodate at least 50 people. Shelter #4 is the largest shelter and it will accommodate 100 persons. It rents for $75 per day. All other shelters rent for $50 per day. Parking is available nearby. Indoor restroom facilities are located near shelters #1, #2 and #3. Please note that all rentals require written permission.

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  Photos of the park

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dog park

 Dog Park
Jacobson is home to one of the four dog parks owned and operated by the LFUCG. This dog park is approximately three acres with a tree line and benches. Parks & Recreation is currently working with the Friends of the Dog Park, Inc. on a re-design of Jacobson Dog Park. This re-design will increase the acreage of the dog park, divide it into two paddocks and upgrade the fencing to the horse-farm style found in our other dog parks. More parking will also be available. 


Last updated: 7/10/2015 12:20:25 PM