Designers Examine Jacobson Park

A beloved Lexington park could be facing major changes that could involve tearing down the wooded Jacobson Park Playground.

The playground is getting old, it was built more than 20 years ago and the city say it isn’t safe.

Thursday the company that designed the playground went around checking it, looking at the old wood and trying to figure out the most cost-effective way to make the park safe and up to code.

The original designers were brought in by the city to give an objective, expert opinion of the best thing to do: tear it down and rebuild or replace parts of the playground.

Parks and Recreation said it is anxiously awaiting the report which won’t be ready for a few days.

The city said it wants to keep the fun and creative aspect of this playground and the planning process.

“It’s all about the kids,” said Brad Chambers, director of Parks and Recreation.  “It’s going to be them that are out there playing on it so the more creative it can be and the more unique it can be, the more ‘Lexington’ it can be, the better for everybody.”
The city said it wants the community’s help to figure out plans so it started a working group.
Another public meeting is planned for October.
The earliest the city said anything will happen to the park is the spring.

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