Lexington celebrates Earth Day Weekend with new trail

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington is celebrating Earth Day Weekend in a big way … with the official opening of a new trail, the Hope Center Trail.

“The new trail is short, but it makes some big connections,” Mayor Jim Gray said. The .3-mile connects the Legacy Trail, Lexington’s longest trail, to the Coolavin Rail Trail on West Sixth Street, and to neighborhoods and businesses.

At 4 p.m. this Saturday, April 21, Gray, Council member James Brown and neighbors will cut a ribbon to officially open Hope Center Trail.

“This ribbon cutting brings us one step closer to moving the trail through our downtown neighborhoods to its final stop at the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden,” Brown said. Later this summer, work is scheduled to begin on the final segment of the Legacy Trail, running from the North Side YMCA to the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden.

Other activities on Saturday include:

  • A Kids Bike Rodeo Parade at 3 p.m. (free decorations available).
  • Music from 3-5 p.m.
  • An Open House from 3-5 p.m. at Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop, 501 W. Sixth St.
  • Food and refreshments for sale from 3-5 p.m. at West Sixth Brewing, 501 West Sixth St.
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