Enhance programs and activities by Lexington’s Parks and Recreation Department, and support public event planning, community events, and festivals.
Many of the festivals, parades, and events that Parks and Recreation hold are in the same location each year. Events, festivals, parades, and the like are important in celebrating holidays, cultures, and community celebrations. These activities add to the livability of the city, attract tourists, and provide entertainment options that appeal to millennials, as well as people of all ages. Increasing the scope of these events, and even creating a citywide festival, should be considered. The special site needs for these annual events should be supported in planning complementary land uses, such as restaurants and hotels, as well as improving infrastructure such as roads, trail access, lighting, and etc.