Jackson tapped to lead Legacy Greenscapes nonprofit
October 12, 2020
Legacy Greenscapes, the nonprofit created to operate and maintain Legacy Grove park in Winchester, has hired Deborah Jackson as its first executive director. Jackson, who has a background in public health, fundraising, and park management, will develop a strategic plan, programming, and operations for the nonprofit. Read More…
Unique shade sculpture will soon “grow” at Legacy Grove
August 9, 2019
Winchester will soon have an enormous American Ginseng plant growing in the center of the Adventure Play Area at Legacy Grove park. The sculpture spans 30 ft. in diameter and will stand 22 ft. tall. It will provide shade for community members to rest, relax, and watch their children play, as well as a location for future children’s programming. Read More…
In real life: Legacy Grove Youth Design Team sees ideas implemented
April 5, 2019
More than two-dozen Clark County children saw their ideas for a new two-acre Adventure Play Area come to life at Legacy Grove park Friday evening. The 25-member Youth Design Team and their families got a first-hand look at construction progress at the Winchester park that’s expected to open in late spring/early summer. Read More…
A Lasting Legacy: 30-acre Winchester park named ‘Legacy Grove’
August 28, 2018
It’s been known as Project 1107 for its address at 1107 W. Lexington Ave. Now, the 30-acre park under construction in Winchester, Ky., has its official name: Legacy Grove. The public park is a gift from The Greater Clark Foundation to the community.
“The name Legacy Grove reflects our long-term intentions for the park and evokes a sense of tribute to the former community hospital,” said Ed Mastrean, GCF board member and Project 1107 committee chair. “We believe great communities have great parks. This park will provide beautiful space for the people of Winchester and Clark County to play, exercise, reflect and connect with their neighbors. And, just as the hospital was a place of healing, this park will continue that mission now and in the future.”
Site preparations underway on 30-acre public park in Winchester
April 9, 2018
Site preparations are now underway on an imaginative public green space near downtown Winchester, Kentucky. The 30-acres, known as Project 1107 for its address at 1107 W. Lexington Ave., will be transformed into a park that establishes a legacy of well-being in Clark County. Today, board members from The Greater Clark Foundation (GCF) visited the site to celebrate the project kick-off. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.
Over the past several months, GCF has worked with design-build firm Dean Builds to develop final design plans. Those plans stem from the input of nearly 200 Clark County residents over the past five years about how to repurpose the land where the former hospital once stood through discussions, committee meetings, and even a Youth Design Team made up of area youth.
Power of Play: Clark County kids take lead in children’s playspace design
November 7, 2016
For sixth grader Lilly Florence, becoming a member of the Youth Design Team for Project 1107’s children’s adventure area gave her a taste of what she might want to do when she grows up – become a designer.
“Building a model was the most fun part,” Florence said. “I’m thinking about going to EKU for college, and I think this is something that I would love to do in the future.”
Florence was part of the 25-member team of Clark County children in grades fourth through sixth that took part in four days of workshops hosted by The Greater Clark Foundation (GCF) and presented by Learning Landscapes Design.
“We’re building these stations to show what kind of things we’ll have at the community playground,” said Laiauna Golden, a sixth grader on the Youth Design Team who was working on the water station. The children’s creation consisted of a pump that moved water down a series of tubes that turned and gradually lowered into a bucket at the end.
Ambitious, imaginative public green space design unveiled for Clark County area
September 19, 2014
The Greater Clark Foundation (GCF) announced today that it will create an ambitious and imaginative public green space intended to draw visitors from throughout the state and the region while creating a legacy of well-being in the community. The project will transform nearly 30 acres of land that formerly was the site of Winchester’s Clark Regional Medical Center.