City replaces Veterans Park’s veteran playground

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-  One of Lexington’s oldest wooden playgrounds is no more.  Lexington Parks and Recreation opened a new playground at Veterans Park, with Mayor Jim Gray and Council member Susan Lamb cutting a ribbon to make it official.

The original Veterans Park playground was built in the late 1980s. “This new playground replaces some of the last standing wood equipment in Lexington,” Monica Conrad Director of Parks and Recreation said. “We’ve chosen unique, modern equipment that engages children of different ages and with different interests.”

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At the new playground, children can enjoy miniature playhouses, spin on a modified merry-go-round, rock climb, swing, and more.

Veterans Park is home to basketball courts, a mountain bike trail, a disc golf course, wooded area and a paved trail. The park is often used for sports practice and games.

True to its name, Veterans Park also honors veterans. It is home to several memorials to those who lost their lives in war, and to families that have lost loved ones in service to our country.