Neighborhood News: Lexington’s Kelley’s Landing has been awarded funding by the Fund for Greater Lexington

[dropcapK[/dropcap]elley’s Landing is named for John Kelley, who sold the property to the city of Lexington in 2022. The Kelley Family purchased the property in 1924, and  ran a general store on the southeast Lexington property, out Old Richmond Road. When recreational boating boomed in the 1960s and 70s, the family opened a boat dock, which was a popular destination. Kelley ran the dock until the late 1980s when his focus shifted to the family farm.

The park was purchased by the City of Lexington in May 2022, and includes significant green space, wooded areas, river access, and picturesque views of the Kentucky River.

The “Fund for Greater Lexington” is investing $175,000 in the creation of a master plan for Kelley’s Landing, a new city park located along the Kentucky River.

“We can’t wait for people to experience and enjoy Kelley’s Landing, which will offer Lexington’s first public river access, and beautiful views of the Kentucky River palisades,” Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said. “A lot of work is still needed before we can open the park, but Fund for Greater Lexington’s investment will help us jumpstart this project by funding the creation of a master plan. We are grateful for their vision and partnership in making this game-changing park a reality.”

This article appears on page 7 of the Nov 2023 issue of HJ. You can click here to read a digital version of the November 2023 issue of Lexington’s Hamburg Journal.

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