Walking trail and shelter added to Lexington park

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington announced on Tuesday that they have added walking trails and a shelter to Mt. Tabor Park.

They say the a recent survey stated that Lexington residents wanted more walking trails.

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Gray and Council member Preston Worley cut a ribbon today to celebrate the completion of a trail addition and a new shelter at the park, located at 550 Elk Lake Drive.

“So that’s what we’ve built in Mt. Tabor Park,” Mayor Jim Gray said today.

“People like trails because they are an enjoyable way to get outside and get exercise for walkers, joggers and cyclists,” Gray said.

City officials say the addition of a second walking loop in Mt. Tabor will create a 1.3-mile paved trail.

Near the walking trail stands a new, modern shelter that replaces an old wooden one. The improvements were funded through a federal grant.

Michelle Kosieniak, Superintendent of Planning and Design said, “This project allowed us to expand the trail at Mt. Tabor Park and, as an added bonus, replace the picnic shelter. We are hopeful that many families will take advantage of these improvements!”

Mt. Tabor Park is home to basketball courts, soccer and football fields, tennis courts, a playground and shelter. Because the park is used for so many youth sports, the trail addition offers parents and visitors the opportunity to take a walk during practices or games.