| About TBT
Town Branch Trail, Inc., a non-profit organization and has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The Town Branch Trail is a proposed greenway and trail, or linear park, that will connect downtown Lexington with Masterson Station Park.
Town Branch Trail has its roots in the Friends of the Parks of Fayette County, Inc. Our mission is to assist, organize and promote development of a proposed system of recreational trails and greenspace along or connecting to the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek. Town Branch Trail is envisioned to become a major component of the city/county greenway system, and will link historical and recreational resources from downtown and the western side of the city and county, for the benefit of local residents and visitors alike.
In 2014, Town Branch Trail was awarded $6.5 million from the state via LFUCG to complete trail to Phase 6. Town Branch Trail has received two TEA-21 grants totalling $450,000 in trail funding. These grants funded the first 2 miles of Trail, connecting Masterson Station Park with Alexandria Dr. Developer Dennis Anderson has donated over $800,000 worth of land for this first 2 mile section.
Van Meter Pettit, President
Zina Merkin, Vice-President
Boyd Shearer Jr.
What is a Greenway?
"Greenways are corridors of protected open space managed for conservation and recreation purposes. Greenways often follow natural land or water features, and link nature reserves, parks, cultural features and historic sites with each other and with populated areas. Greenways can be publicly or privately owned and some are the result of public/private partnerships. Trails are paths used for walking, bicycling, horseback riding or other forms of recreation or transportation. Some greenways include trails while others do not."
-from the Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse