Gaze into the future of the Huntertown Community Interpretive Park!
The Huntertown Community Interpretive Park will recreate, using paths, signage, and vegetation, the actual layout of this historic African American community. While no original buildings remain, the streets of the hamlet still exist. From these frames, new pathways will be created to lace throughout the settlement, along which interpretive signage, public art, ghost structures and gardens will combine to give visitors an experience unique in Kentucky.
The HCIP Master Plan was developed in partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Landscape Architecture. Dr. Jayoung Koo and UK Landscape Architecture students designed park elements with the input of the former Huntertown residents, descendants and community stakeholders from across Woodford County.
The Friends of HCIP, in collaboration with Versailles-Woodford County Parks and Recreation and Woodford County government, continues to seek grants, individual and corporate donations to fund elements in the park Master Plan. Our first priority is construction of a community picnic pavilion, parking area and accessible restrooms.
The initial phase of development (opened on Huntertown's 150th Anniversary in August 2021) includes walking trails, picnic areas, and interpretive signage to introduce visitors to the historic community and environmental features on the 38-acre site.
Huntertown Community Interpretive Park is truly a a park being built by the entire community! We are thankful for the support of these community partners who continue to help us “build out the dream!”