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The Parks Are Alive With The Sound Of Music - Sort Of

Lexington Parks and Recreation is trying something new to add a little more music to some well-known public gathering spots. 

Four specially decorated pianos have been wheeled out to Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood Parks and all are welcome to come tickle the ivories through the end of next month. 

The pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.

We brought our microphones to a couple of the hotspots over the weekend and found people were doing just that.  Well, maybe not tickling; more like pounding the black and white keys.

The Pianos in Parks program began in 2014 in Seattle and Parks spokesperson Penny Ebel says they think the idea will really take off here in Lexington.

Local businessman Dave Bush brought the idea to Parks and Recreation and has been instrumental in securing donated pianos and providing space for them to be painted.

The pianos will be a fixture in the parks until August 30th.