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The Town Branch Water Walk is a collaboration between designers, educators, nonprofit and corporate sponsors, and was developed through the LFUCG Stormwater Incentive Grant Program. Maps and podcasts were developed by landscape architecture students at the University of Kentucky in collaboration with SCAPE Landscape Architecture and MTWTF graphic design studio.

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The project was funded by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government’s Stormwater Incentive Grant Program. Events were funded through the generous support of the Kentucky Beverage Association.


The Water Walk was modeled after the Columbia Urban Landscape Lab’s Safari 7 project, which transformed the 7 line subway train into a guided exploration of urban ecologies in Manhattan and Queens. The Water Walk complements the Town Branch Commons, the competition-winning plan by SCAPE and MTWTF to weave a linear network of public park space along the path of the Town Branch. The Town Branch Commons will provide the critical missing link in two regional trail systems - the Legacy Trail and Town Branch Trail - connecting the urban core and Downtown Transit Center to the rural Bluegrass region. For more information, visit the official Town Branch Commons Website.