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TRIANGLE PARK

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THINGS TO DO

The restored Triangle Park provides patrons a great variety of things to do to include lunch or causal drink at Double H BBQ, games of chess and backgammon, ping pong, special musical performances by a variety of local performers and ensembles, summer movies, theatrical productions, open-air classes, ice skating in the winter, Internet access and plenty of sunshine drifting through the fern-like leaves of the Locust trees.

The Lawn is an urban jewel set amidst the concrete and asphalt of a vibrant downtown. A verdant space, encapsulated by an iconic 360-foot wall of cascading water, flanked by more green space, broad walkways and seasonal plantings, The Lawn’s activities change with the seasons but always there is a place for those seeking a quiet corner to read or just enjoy Triangle Park’s refreshing ambience.

From Thanksgiving through January, The Lawn is transformed into a winter wonderland with a portable skating rink with available shoe skate rental at the Unified Trust Company Skating Rink. Skating in the shadow of a colorfully decorated Christmas tree, at the entrance to the park, with holiday music in the background, brings a unique experience for Lexingtonians of all ages. A refreshing cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate at Double H BBQ completes the skating experience. Please note: The Lawn may will be closed for a short period after the skating rink is removed.

Vibrant Daffodils, entwined with English Ivy, announce the arrival of spring at Triangle Park. The Lawn is open for visitors to enjoy the spring sunshine and planned activities from yoga to chess and backgammon, mime and puppet shows. A book corner, for adults and children, is available in the summer months. Comfortable chairs and tables, at Double H BBQ, and throughout the park, are available for outdoor dining.

Bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy classic movies, both old and new, on The Lawn for Fountain Films on Friday. Beneath the fragrant Honey Locust trees a wide spectrum of other summer events can be found such as concerts, artists’ showings, authors reading from their works, public forums and enjoy the summer menu at the Café. Book clubs, social and civic groups can schedule summer meetings on The Lawn, have lunch at Double H BBQ and explore historic downtown Lexington.

As the Honey Locust trees’ fragile yellow leaves gently float onto The Lawn’ green carpet, their color is enhanced with planters filled with chrysanthemums in various autumn hues. Summer gradually blend into the fall with continued musical, artistic other events. Then, it is time for The Lawn to turn into a Winter Ice Village.

The Fountain, a 360-foot wall of cascading water, began life as the signature feature of Triangle Park but, in the past thirty years, has become a symbol of downtown Lexington. Newly married couples often select The Fountain as the background for their nuptial photographs. International landscape architect Robert Zion called The Fountain one of the more spectacular water features in the nation.

The mission of the Triangle Foundation is to initiate private projects for public benefit. Since the creation of Triangle Park, the foundation has developed Equestrian Park at Blue Grass Airport, Thoroughbred Park and Woodland Skateboard Park, along with several other important community projects.

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