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Jacobson Park playground construction, 1993

Posted on February 10, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Construction of the wooden playground structure at Jacobson Park in Lexington, Oct. 11, 1993. The popular mazelike playground at the Richmond Road park was Lexington's third creative playground. Picadome Elementary School playground was the first -- followed by the Shillito Park project. About 2,500 volunteers contributed toi the completion of the playground. When it opened about two weeks later, it was the largest iplayground n Kentucky, featuring 30,000 square feet of slides, swings, turrets, bridges and hiding nooks. Photo by Mark Cornelison | staff

Construction of the wooden playground structure at Jacobson Park in Lexington, Oct. 11, 1993. The popular maze-like playground at the Richmond Road park was Lexington’s third creative playground. Picadome Elementary School playground was the first, followed by the Shillito Park project. About 2,500 volunteers helped complete the playground. When it opened about two weeks later, it was the largest playground in Kentucky, featuring 30,000 square feet of slides, swings, turrets, bridges and hiding nooks. Temporary lights were strung around the playground, allowing the volunteers and city park employees to work after dark. A new Jacobson Park playground, which is bigger and includes a musical public arts project, opened Aug. 2, 2016. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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