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Micro-City Fun Day at Douglass Park, 1984

Posted on July 29, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

An estimated 2,500 people attended the Micro-City Government Fun Day at Douglass Park on July 25, 1984. The event was sponsored by the Urban County Government, and children from 22 parks attended the event. The pool was built with funding made available through the Community Development Block Grant Fund. The new facility offered an aquatic program for neighborhood youth. Frederick Douglass Park was opened in 1916, when a prominent black grocer sold the 25-acre site to the city of Lexington to establish the first park in the Bluegrass for black residents. In its early history, it staged multiple uses. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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