WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – This fall Winchester will soon have an American Ginseng plant growing in the center of the Adventure Play Area at Legacy Grove park.
Official say the sculpture spans 30 ft. in diameter and will stand 22 ft. tall.
The sculpture will be installed this fall as construction on the 31-acre Legacy Grove continues.
The public park will feature nature trails, a 1.1-mile paved walking path, a world-class Adventure Play Area, and open lawns.
The park is expected to open later this year.
It will provide shade for community members to rest, relax, and watch their children play, as well as a location for future children’s programming.
Some portions of the sculpture will be polished steel that will act as mirrors and provide an opportunity for children and adults to see their faces in the plant and nature.
“This sculpture isn’t just about providing shade to park-goers,” said Beth Jones, Legacy Grove project manager. “It’s a place for community, interaction, relaxation, meditation, imagination and education. Our Youth Design Team told us they wanted a place their parents and caregivers would be comfortable so they could play longer. This artwork provides that opportunity.”