Town Branch Commons

Samantha Lederman

A much anticipated downtown project is getting another financial boost courtesy of Picnic With The Pops.  On Tuesday event president Kip Cornett announced the group is donating more than a million dollars for the construction of a new amphitheater as part of Town Branch Park. 

Lexington Breaks Ground On New Trail, Park System

Jul 3, 2018
Josh James

Lexington has broken ground on a new downtown trail and park system. A city release says Town Branch Commons will wind through downtown for two miles, from just west of Rupp Arena to the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden.

A project manager for Town Branch Commons; the $35 M planned construction of a bike and pedestrian pathway through downtown Lexington linking the Legacy and Town Branch trails, has told members of the urban county council that the project is over budget.  Brandi Peach says in addition to increasing construction costs, negotiating with some property owners has become a challenge.

Josh James / WUKY

City officials are thanking a “visionary group of donors” for moving the proposed Town Branch Park one step closer to reality. 

Park Renderings To Be Revealed Tuesday Night

Mar 28, 2017
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A group tasked with designing a 3 mile linear park through downtown Lexington will reveal and talk about its grand plan at a public meeting tonight.  

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With the approval of a $14.1 million dollar federal grant, plans for Lexington’s proposed Town Branch Commons have moved into high gear. The Urban County Council heard an update Tuesday.


Lexington’s Urban County Council received an update on the progress of Town Branch Commons Thursday.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Town Branch Commons inched one step closer to becoming a reality Wednesday with the arrival of an addition $2.7 million in federal grant funds.

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The search is on for Lexington’s first project management director.

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Plans to create a linear park linking the Isaac Murphy Art Garden to Cox Street moved one step closer to becoming a reality this week as Urban County Council voted to draft a resolution supporting an application for a $13 million dollar federal grant to begin the process.