Veterans Park Mountain Bike Trail


Lexington, Kentucky


Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government




The scope of this project was to prepare a long range trails plan for Veterans Park which is located in southeast Lexington adjacent to and entering Jessamine County.  Public involvement and coordination between the Nicholasville-Jessamine County and Lexington - Fayette Urban County Government Parks and Recreation departments provided the desired design direction.  It was determined that a trail system which challenges various skill levels of mountain bikers was the preferred direction so a range of difficulty was offered along 5 miles of trails.  Additional considerations which affected the proposed layout was trail slopes, storm water drainage, crossing the West Hickman Creek, vehicular access, connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods, and various other components programmed within the existing park.  


  • investigate the availability of right-of-way and potential access to adjacent neighborhoods
  • coordination with the Nicholasville - Jessamine County and LFUCG Parks and Recreation departments
  • estimate the costs of design, construction, including preliminary design alternates with typical sections, alignments, profiles; utility investigations, locations of major structures, drainage areas, and right-of-way information
  • provide color illustrations for assistance in interpreting the proposed conditions