Hisle Farm Park

Hisle Farm Park is approximately 280 acres of rolling pasture land located five miles northeast of downtown Lexington. The park boasts a shared use trail system open to horse riders and hikers featuring trails that are 1 and 2.5-miles in length.  It also features a 10-lane target archery range with two permanent targets. Archers are welcome to bring their commercially purchased targets to use on one of the other eight shooting lanes. Pets are welcome at Hisle Farm Park but must be leashed at all times.

Activities at the Park

Hisle Farm Park offers space for numerous activities. Click the section below to learn more about that activity.

Archery Range

Hisle Farm Park is home to an archery range that is available during daylight hours year round 

Archery Range Rules

  • NO BROADHEADS, CROSSBOWS or FIREARMS are permitted on this range.
  • Children under age 16 must be supervised by an adult.
  • Safe practices must be used at all times. This includes:
    - ALL spectators shall remain behind the waiting line.
    - ALL equipment used on range shall be in good, working order.
    - Keep arrows in quiver until ready to shoot.
    - NEVER notch an arrow unless on the shooting line facing down range.
    - NEVER point a bow and arrow at another person; ONLY down range.
    - NEVER shoot arrows into the air or across range; always use the targets in your shooting range.
    - NEVER notch or shoot arrows while another archer is retrieving arrows.
    - Always WALK to retrieve arrows; NO running or horseplay on range.
  • No alcohol is permitted in the park or on range.
  • Dogs and other pets are NOT permitted on the range.
  • Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • Please treat other archers and their equipment with respect.

Introduction to Archery

Lexington Parks & Recreation's Outdoor Programs offers introductory classes for archery at the Hisle Farm Park Archery Range.

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Equestrian & Walking Trails

The park trail system is open to hikers and horse riders and features two trails, a 1-mile trail and a 2.5-mile trial. 

Trail Rules:

  • Trail is open to hikers and horses ONLY (no bikes or motorized vehicles)
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  •  Leash pets at all times and remove all waste
  •  Pack out all trash and dispose in receptacles
  •  Always wear proper safety gear and appropriate attire
  •  Stay on trail, do not widen or take shortcuts
  •  Do not trespass on private property
  •  Hikers yield to horses
  •  Keep to the right and pass on the left, announcing your intention to pass

To report problems or vandalism, call (859) 288-2900

Tips for Riders:

  •  Make sure your horse has the proper temperament for riding shared trails
  •  Advise other trail users of your horse's temperament
  •  If stopped, let others know when it's safe to pass your horse
  •  Do not widen trail if water or mud is encountered
  •  Keep trailhead and parking area free of manure

LFUCG is not responsible for injuries or damages as authorized by KY State Recreational Users Statute KRS KY 411.190