Belleau Woods Park

What a lovely find!

Follow the twisting streets of the Belleau Woods neighborhood to be introduced to an 18-acre swath of greenspace and play areas. Belleau Woods Park has all of the necessities of a great space for Lexingtonians to utilize but the park was nearly empty when we got there. Granted we were here on a damp day where storms constantly threatened but it’s in the middle of a large neighborhood!

For kids, there are two separate play-sets surrounded by mulch. The smaller playground is for kids 2-12, the larger for 5-12. Lots of opportunity for sliding, climbing, and swinging for all ages.

Designed for ages 2-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 2-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 2-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 2-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 5-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 5-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 5-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Designed for ages 5-12. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Monkey Bars! Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Four swings for the big kids and two for the babies and unsure toddlers. Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015

There are lots of benches and a covered shelter area with two tables for those who need a rest. The trees provide lots of shade.

Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015

We didn’t venture out onto the almost-half-mile paved path that winds through the park but it appears well maintained and smooth.

There are areas for you to take some charcoal and have a nice picnic.

Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015

There are two tennis courts that are in disrepair but definitely not un-playable.

Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015
Belleau Woods Park, June 29, 2015

No bathrooms but frankly, I wouldn’t use them anyway (Kroger is just around the corner).

My ratings:

Playability: 8 (two structures that are maintained)
Cleanliness: 8
Shade: 9

Can anyone tell me why this park is always empty?

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