Council To Consider Land Donation for New Park on Paris Pike

Lexington, Ky.–The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will consider a request for authorization to accept a donation of land and property for Parks & Recreation. The land, located at 2490 Paris Pike, has been gifted to the LFUCG by the estate of Morris B. Floyd. The property, which is approximately 30 acres, requires future use as a public park, in honor of Mr. Floyd’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Floyd, according to an LFUCG memorandum dated March 13.

Map of Floyd property at 2490 Paris Pike. (LFUCG)

Currently, there is no public park located outside of I-75, between Paris Pike and Bryan Station Rd, according to the memo. The Parks Master Plan shows the property in a residential growth area, in a Park Priority Improvement Area, and in one of the least-served Composite Service Areas. The property is set-up as an equestrian farm, including a primary residence, large barn, and several smaller stall barns. Other development options may also meet recreational community needs and interests.

The request states that LFUCG intends to ensure the availability of this park land for public use in perpetuity, through compliance with the US Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Land & Water Conservation Fund. The budgetary implication for the acceptance of the donation and acquisition of property is none. The cost of developing the park itself will fall on the City, however.

If approved, the property will become the newest public park in Lexington. The council will consider the request at their work session on Tuesday.

LFUCG memo regarding the donated Floyd property.

Top photo: Aerial view of the Floyd property. (Google)