The playground at Legacy Grove Park.

A new sum­mer con­cert series is com­ing to Winchester in 2022. Called Legacy Nights at Legacy Grove Park, the events will run on the sec­ond Tuesday of each month from April through October. The shows, which will be free to the pub­lic, will include two per­for­mances each night fea­tur­ing local and region­al musicians.

In addi­tion to the music, there will be food trucks and fam­i­ly-ori­ent­ed activ­i­ties includ­ing arts & crafts and games. 

Open since 2020, Legacy Grove Park is Winchester’s newest and most inno­v­a­tive park. It fea­tures a unique “free play” play­ground for kids that encour­ages chil­dren to explore, invent, be dar­ing, stretch their imag­i­na­tions, move, be curi­ous, and dis­cov­er. It’s an inclu­sive play­ground designed for chil­dren of all abil­i­ties that include ramps, slides, sen­so­ry equip­ment, and smooth sur­faces, and is ful­ly fenced to pro­vide a safe envi­ron­ment for children.

There is also a mile-long walk track that takes walk­ers around the 30-acre facil­i­ty, a dog park, wildlife habi­tats, restroom facil­i­ties, and large open spaces. 

The park is locat­ed at 1107 West Lexington Avenue, the for­mer site of the Clark County Hospital. 

The orga­niz­ers of Legacy Nights include Legacy Greenscapes, Winchester Young Professionals, Abettor Brewery, and Bells on Wheels. They are active­ly recruit­ing help spon­sors, bands & musi­cians, and food trucks. To get involved, con­tact Deborah Jackson via email: djackson@legacygreenscapes.org. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/LegacyGrovePark.

  • Pete Koutoulas

    Pete is an IT pro­fes­sion­al work­ing in Lexington. Formerly of Campton, he and his wife have lived in Winchester since 2015. Pete is a for­mer week­ly news­pa­per pub­lish­er and for­mer colum­nist for the Winchester Sun. These days, when not work­ing he can often be found on his back porch read­ing or writ­ing, in the back­yard tend­ing to his toma­to plants, or put­ter­ing around in his garage or work­shop. Reach Pete at pete@wincitynews.org.