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New Sign Installed To Tell Of Douglass Park's History

Sadye Mascia

One of Lexington’s most historically significant public parks is getting a makeover thanks to several community and business groups. 

When it opened in 1916 Douglass Park on Georgetown Street was the only gathering spot in Lexington specifically designated for African Americans.

A new sign commemorating the 100th anniversary and future use of the park was dedicated at a ceremony earlier today.

A key aspect of that mission will include convincing people in the community that the park is safe for families. 

Last summer three people were wounded and one died as a result of a still unsolved shooting incident during a basketball tournament.

Credit Alan Lytle

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