Growing up in Lexington, I always thought one of the coolest places in Lexington was by far Triangle Park. I even took my boyfriend, now husband (who is from not from Lexington,) to Triangle Park on one of our first dates to have a picnic (…pretty sure we had penn station subs on blankets…oh-so romantic!).
In 2010, Triangle Park had to under go major renovations to pull out the dying trees and make repairs to the fountain and lawn. I was absolutely convinced the park was going to be left as a pile of rubble when the damage was more than expected, the money ran out and the repairs were put on hold. Thank goodness…this did not happen and Triangle Park reopened about a year later.
Little did we know….all kinds great things were added to the park. Not only was this beautiful spot in Lexington restored with a lush lawn, bistro style tables that line the perimeter, a new cafe, and wi-fi were among some of the upgrades. And I can’t leave out the best addition (which is the whole purpose for this post…) comes mid-November when Triangle Park is turned into a Winter Ice Village when the lawn is turned into a ice skating rink.
The ice skating rink is one of best things about downtown Lexington from mid-November until mid-January. Entry into the rink is $10 (which includes skates) for 90 minutes ( which seems like a short amount of time…but we only lasted about 40 minutes). The rink does accept all major credit cards (but not American Express).
We had a blast “trying” to stay up right and I’d highly recommend a night out at the Winter Ice Village. I am proud to report no falls and no injuries. I’d call that a successful ice skating trip. Even if you do not ice skate…bundle up…head downtown..grab a cup of hot chocolate and watch those who are brave enough to give it a whirl!
Have you been to checked out the downtown ice skating rink?