Town Branch Park is envisioned as the community’s living room—a beautiful and dynamic new green space for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to interact in the heart of Downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

Adjacent to iconic Rupp Arena, Town Branch Park will be Lexington’s first and only conservancy-led green space. By repurposing a 9+-acre parking lot and restoring the waters around which Lexington historically developed, the park will be a destination reflective of Lexington’s rich culture, where residents and visitors enjoy performances, art installations, educational programs, one-of-a-kind children’s play areas, interactive water features, a dog park, native plants and gardens, and local food and beverages along the expanded Town Branch Creek. Town Branch Park will connect over 22 miles of uninterrupted bike and pedestrian paths, knitting together the urban core to Lexington’s iconic countryside. But, as important as that is—for health, transportation and recreation—Town Branch Park will be connecting something even more meaningful—its people.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Parking Lot
Status Advocacy & Design
Opening June 2025
Size 9 acres
Design Team Sasaki

Town Branch Park, Inc.

Project Leader Allison Lankford