New Park Building Brings More Than Snacks to Winburn

Aug 29, 2017

Credit Stu Johnson

A Lexington council member says the unveiling of a new concession stand at a North End park means more than an updated building to sell snacks.

Mayor Jim Gray and Councilman James Brown participated in the opening Monday of the new concrete structure at Martin Luther King Park. 


Brown says it can carry a more significant importance for youth in the Winburn neighborhood.  “That’s one of the only opportunities some young people actually feel empowered or have the opportunity to have a mentor or an adult in their life that shows an appreciation for them,” said Brown.

Brown says the $245,000 investment in the concession stand isn’t the only improvement underway in the Winburn area. 

Work is beginning to construct a second access to the neighborhood off Russell Cave Road.   Brown says it may take more than a year to make that connection with Citation Boulevard a reality. 

But the downtown council member says it signifies movement in a positive direction.

Mayor Jim Gray and Councilman James Brown participated in the opening Monday of the new concrete structure at Martin Luther King Park.