Jacobson Park

Jacobson Park is a 216-acre park located in east Lexington. The park includes a reservoir used by the Kentucky American Water Company and Lakeside Golf Course.

Amenities include: 

  • Basketball Court
  • Dog park
  • Fishing
  • Open play fields
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters (7)
  • Volleyball (4)

View a map of Jacobson Park

Marina

Prices

2 Person pedal boats – $5 for 30 minutes
4 Person pedal boats – $7 for 30 minutes

Boat launch –  $3

The Jacobson Park Marina requires boat riders to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (provided).

You must be 16 years of age or older to rent a boat. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a chaperone age 16 or older. 

Hours

2018 dock hours  
April 14  May 25, 2018* Open weekends only
Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 7 p.m.

Last boat goes out at 6:30 p.m.

May 26*  Aug. 14, 2018*
Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 7 p.m.

Last boat goes out at 6:30 p.m.

August 15*  Sept. 30, 2018 Open weekends only
Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 7 p.m.

Last boat goes out at 6:30 p.m.

*Dates are subject to change based on the Fayette County Public Schools instructional calendar.

Jacobson boat dock will close for the season on Sunday, Sept. at 5 p.m

Fishing docks

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.

Learn more about other public fishing locations.  

Shelters

Jacobson Park offers seven shelters which may be rented by families and organized groups seven days a week. Each shelter has:

  • picnic tables 
  • water 
  • electricity 
  • can accommodate at least 50 people.

Shelters rates vary between $50 and $100 per day.

Shelter #4 is the largest shelter and it will accommodate 100 persons. It rents for $75 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.

Reserve a shelter online.

Dog park

Jacobson Park's dog park is approximately eight acres with two paddocks, a tree line, benches and a water station. 

One paddock is for small dogs.

There are three other dog parks throughout the city.

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