Town Branch Commons is a connector of people, neighborhoods, and public space. It is a 2.5 mile linear park that follows the historic route of the Town Branch Creek, which is located in a culvert under modern day Vine St.
This system will provide continuous bike and pedestrian connections, a lush green band through downtown, connect new and existing parks, and improve our water quality.
Town Branch Commons will also connect the Legacy and Town Branch Trails, completing a 22 mile trail network that can be used for far more than just recreation.
Town Branch Park will be the centerpiece of Lexington and our signature public space. The park will occupy the space between the expanded Lexington Convention Center and Oliver Lewis and include a diverse set of spaces.
While the design is still underway, it is anticipated that the park will include a large event lawn and amphitheater, children’s play areas, dining options, an extended Town Branch stream channel and much more.
The park will be both a green oasis in Downtown Lexington and an active space that will serve all types of users.
Town Branch Trail (TBT) runs through the Town Branch Commons, and is part of the city-wide trail system. The TBT extends west from downtown toward the county line and the city’s famous equine landscape. The trail is a significant component of Lexington’s Bike and Pedestrian Plan (a broad network of bike facilities and trails planned for Fayette County).
Town Branch Commons connects five existing public spaces and improvements are being tested in these locations. The Lexington Downtown Development Authority has been instrumental in securing private grants to explore opportunities in these spaces, evaluating them for permanent implementation.
For more information on these projects please visit the Lexington Downtown Development Authority website.