Jacobson Park: The Water Trail

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Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Road

Host: Friends of Jacobson Park

Please meet at the pedestrian bridge that connects the marina and playground at Jacobson Park at 6:20pm. A self-guided walking tour of temporary interpretive signage around Jacobson Lake, developed by the Friends of Jacobson Park in coordination with Kentucky American Water Company.

Information will include:

  • The story of Lexington's Water History, which is Kentucky American Water's history.
  • The importance of clean water, and what Lexington was like before we had it. (Based on documentation from The Rainfall Harvest Book)
  • Current day engineering and piping of the Kentucky River to Reservoir 4, and then onto the water company for treatment.
  • Understanding a watershed, each person's impact on it, and why we should protect it. Stressing the importance of not feeding waterfowl at Jacobson Park because it harms the animals and pollutes Jacobson Lake/Reservoir 4.
  • Hickman Creek, part of Lexington's drinking water is impaired as most of our waterways are, why and what is being done to help that. An emphasis on what individuals in Lexington can do to assist, as well as info about the consent decree, and how LFUCG has been and will be fixing leaking/aging/failing infrastructure to repair the damage that is happening in our waterways.

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