at Woodland Park
Skateboard Park, located at Woodland Park, brought a twentieth-first century sport to grounds rich in the history of Lexington’s pleasurable pastoral pursuits and civic entertainment since the nineteenth century. Woodlands, one of the city’s more intriguing homes, had octagonal towers on each corner capped by bonnets with baroque finials and once housed the agricultural school of Kentucky Agricultural and Mechanical College (later the University of Kentucky). The park, which bears the house’s name, opened to the public in 1885, as the Woodlands Park Association and, seventeen years later, the city assumed its operation. Woodland Park’s stately trees have seen an ever evolving landscape: boating and skating on Lake Chenosa; Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WTCU) conventions; Chautauqua tented villages; theatrical and musical performances; political rallies; the ever popular barbecues staged by Gus Jaubert, operator of the Magnolia Saloon on Mill Street, and the arrival of a new American sport, baseball. Many of the same stately trees welcomed another new sport, skateboarding, to Woodlands in 1999. Developed for the youth of Lexington, skateboard Park has 12,000 square feet of ramps, platforms bowls and pipes for both amateurs and professional to enjoy at no cost, one of four parks developed by Triangle Foundation, Inc.
- Know your abilities and skate at your own risk.
- Children, 17 and under, should have parental supervision.
- This is a skate park only, not a bike park.
- Skating permitted during park hours only.
- Users are encouraged to wear helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads.
- Horseplay, shoving, and/or fighting will not be tolerated.
- Glass containers not allowed within the fenced skating area.
- No other items such as benches, tables, or other objects may be used as ramps or jumps in this facility.
- No skating against traffic on ramps/pipes.
- Do not proceed down a ramp until clear of other skaters.
- Certain weather conditions such as snow, ice, or wet surfaces can affect ramps and surface conditions.
- Please do not overcrowd facility.
- Smoking, eating and drinking allowed outside of facility only.
- No spectators inside skating area.
- KRS KY 411.190: KY State Recreational Users Statute applies.