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Attend a Free Lunch and Share Ideas for New Downtown Lexington Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2018) — Town Branch Park is a major park planned for downtown Lexington, and now local citizens are being asked for input into the design and development of the 10-acre park behind Rupp Arena — that includes input from University of Kentucky employees, students and alumni.

UK is a member of the Town Branch Partners, a community group working to develop the park and ensuring that inclusion and access are integral to the design. 

In an effort to collect as many diverse perspectives as possible, the UK community is invited to an event — UK's Inclusive Park Gathering — from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in the new Gatton Student Center Ballroom.  A free lunch will be provided as well as an opportunity to voice your stories and ideas for making the future of Town Branch Park not only beautiful, but welcoming and inclusive.

“We are pleased the University of Kentucky is partnering with Town Branch Fund to create a beautiful and inclusive park in downtown Lexington, elevating our city and UK," said UK President Eli Capilouto and Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto.  "We hope you will attend the Inclusive Park Gathering to discuss your ideas for designing a Town Branch Park for all of Lexington.”

The Inclusive Park Gathering is free and you can register to attend here.

Two registration options are available: 1) register as a single individual who will be attending, or 2) register to host an entire table of eight people at the gathering (you decide who will be joining you at the table.)  Facilitators will be present to lead discussions.

To learn more about the Town Branch Park and to tour a conceptual animation of the future park, visit

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