Lexington Skate Park Ribbon Cutting
The time is finally here Lexington, are you ready?
Lexington Skate Park
Are you excited about the Lexington Skate Park? We will be hosting a ribbon cutting on September 10 at 9:00, and a Grand Opening Celebration on October 19.
We appreciate your patience, and cannot wait to get this park open. The skate park lights are installed and the new roof is on the building. We are still working on the building plumbing, landscaping, site amenity installation, and a few more general improvements. Stay tuned for more info about the Grand Opening Celebration on October 19th. We are working with Team Pain on this event and have some awesome things planned.
The Lexington Skate Park was designed and built by one of the premier skate park companies in the world, Team Pain Skateparks. After hearing from citizens about the need for a skate park, it was incorporated into the Re-Creation of Recreation Master plan in 2013. Public meetings were held to gain community input on the design and layout, and construction began in late 2018.
The park is primarily a street course full of transitions and street textures. There are 6 different types of handrails and flat rails throughout the park, and a variety of hips and ledges. The park also boasts a 10 foot deep pro bowl. One unique feature is the brick quarterpipe, which is made entirely of bricks from the Lexington Home Brands factory fire.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates from the park, and make sure to tag us, @lexparksandrec, and use #skatelexington so we can see your pics!
History of the Lexington Skate Park
Former City Manager Alan Carson introduced a conceptual master plan for the Skate/BMX Park at the 2014 City Council retreat titled, "The Re-Creation of Recreation." The vision followed a Parks and Recreation Facility Development Master Plan Study in 2013 by Site Solutions. Citizens have reiterated the need for recreational opportunities in the community for over four decades. Most recently the need was mentioned as part of the Economic Development Strategic Plan. It was also recommended in the 2020 Renaissance Plan. The Lexington Skate Park is located at the former site of Radcliffe Pool, which closed in 2014 before the opening of Lexington Aquatic Park. CLH Design and Team Pain worked with citizens for input on the initial design of the “re-creation” into Lexington’s first skate/bmx park. Public meetings were held in 2016 for community input, and construction began in late 2018.