Masterson Station Dog Park is located on a 15-acre plot, divided into two separate areas to cater to both smaller and larger dogs. This is actually Lexington's second dog park. Originally, it was a large swathe of unused farmland that was a default part of the larger Masterson Station Park.
Masterson Station Park hosts a large array of amenities and has been entertaining residents for over 30 years. The park contains five different hiking trails, a few of which run through small patches of land that have been reserved for forest preservation.
The LYSA Soccer Complex offers summer training programs and hosts local games throughout the year. Horseback riding is available for a separate costs throughout the summer months. There are three large picnic pavilions that are available for rental year round. Guests should take note that these pavilions fill up rather quickly.
In 1997 the fairgrounds were built on park grounds, since which time these fairgrounds have continually hosted several local fairs and events. An updated calendar can be found through the City of Lexington website.
In 2003, a large public outcry prompted a fundraising campaign that allowed the first 6 acres of the dog park to be safely fenced in, beginning the Masterson Station Dog Park project. Between 2006 and 2010, the second area was officially installed bringing the dog park's total acreage to 15! During this same period, hydrants were installed at both sites for public use. These water services are available for your canine at either paddock.
The park regularly hosts dog-centric events, including free training sessions and even doggie yoga! The City of Lexington works in tandem with a lot of local vet clinics, so more information can usually be found at one of their affiliates.
Temporary public bathrooms are located to the north of the park. Dogs are welcome outside of the fenced in dog park, but strict leash guidelines are to be followed at all times.