Amenities and Recreation

Amenities and Recreation


Formerly a prominent horse farm, the735-acre park-like setting of Coldstream Research Campus is reminiscent of the days when Thoroughbreds grazed in the fields. Coldstream’s abundant green spaces, including a 225-acre city park, provide a wonderful backdrop for lunchtime walks, picnics and outdoor meetings.


Cyclists and runners enjoy the 12-mile paved running/biking Legacy Trail that runs through Coldstream. The trail connects downtown Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park, located near Coldstream on Iron Works Pike. Lexington Parks & Recreation schedules a variety of races and events at Coldstream and many people use the 12-acre, fully fenced dog park.


Coldstream is conveniently located off I-75 at Exit 115 near restaurants, hotels, meeting and convention facilities, and a golf course. Also, close by are shopping at Hamburg Place, attractions and events at the Kentucky Horse Park, and the one and only Keeneland Race Course.


Coldstream is the gateway to downtown Lexington and the University of Kentucky. Entertainment, shopping, art galleries, and dining opportunities abound as well as a full schedule of events at Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center, the Lexington Opera House, Kentucky Theater, and the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. State parks, historic sites and plenty of outdoor recreation areas surround Lexington. There are events, attractions and activities for every member of the family in the Horse Capital of the World.


Downtown Lexington Corporation

Lexington Visitors & Convention Bureau

Lexington Ballet

Lexington Opera House

Lexington Parks & Recreation

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

UK Singletary Center for the Arts

University of Kentucky athletics

Rupp Arena