One of Lexington’s first suburban neighborhoods now has one of the city’s newest trails.
A new paved .3-mile trail has been added to Meadowthorpe Park. In addition, permanent benches and trash cans have been added to the park, as well as additional sidewalk repairs.
Mayor Linda Gorton and representatives of Lexington Parks and Recreation and the Meadowthorpe Neighborhood Association officially opened the trail today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Meadowthorpe neighborhood spoke out about the need for improvements at the park, and we were able to make some changes,” Gorton said. “This park is part of what makes Meadowthorpe such a special place to live.”
Councilmember Josh McCurn, who represents Meadowthorpe, said, “Meadowthorpe continues to show their passion and involvement for neighborhood projects. Their persistence, along with the help of past and present councilmembers and our Parks Department, is what got us here today. This neighborhood trail provides another opportunity for neighbors to exercise and interact together. To see the excitement the trail has brought this neighborhood is priceless.”
Jamie Rodgers, President of the Meadowthorpe Neighborhood Association, said the neighbors have always worked together to improve their neighborhood. “There is a long legacy of neighborhood-led initiatives that have made a huge impact on the quality of the neighborhood,” Rodgers said. “Since the park was first donated to the county, the Meadowthorpe Committee provided the equipment, supplies, and the labor for development playground and fields. We are so privileged to continue the legacy of improving public green space. This has been an effort for over seven years, and I'm extremely thankful fellow neighbors’ perseverance and persistence have paid off.”
The City has over 50 trails designed for running, walking, cycling and/or skating. Many are in parks. “We are passionate about helping our community stay active,” said Monica Conrad, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Paved trails in our parks help more people enjoy our community green spaces.”
For a full list of trails available in the Lexington Park system, please visit the City's website.