The Best Parks In Lexington, Kentucky

Nina Ariana

Lexington, a city of Kentucky, is home to an abundance of green spaces in which visitors can enjoy all the amazing outdoor activities that the city has to offer. Here are five of the best Lexington parks where you can can relax, see some horses, or go for a dip in the lake.

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1. Castlewood Park

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Castlewood Park
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Castlewood Park is located in downtown Lexington, and is one of the city’s oldest parks. The site is the home of the historic Loudon House, built in the mid-19th century; the home is considered an impeccable example of Gothic Revival architecture of the time period. Today, the park hosts a large, state-of-the-art aquatic center, sports fields and facilities, and a community center.

2. Kentucky Horse Park

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Kentucky Horse Park
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This lovely famed horse park offers seasonal tickets which give visitors access to the horses, museums, and activities located on the farm. Spend the day touring the barns, then head to the Hall of Champions, where visitors can find famed thoroughbreds. Then head to the Breed Barn show, and wander around the gardens to see the many statues and monuments. You can also visit the site’s museums to learn about the local history, and visit the center’s blacksmith facilities.

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