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Jeffersontown Things to Do

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    Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park was the first park in Kentucky to be dedicated solely to Veterans. Located on 25 acres, The Park is minutes from Jeffersontown's Town Square, and was awarded the title of "Best Community Park," of a class III city, in Kentucky.
    Facilities include an Adult Softball Complex, a full-asphalt basketball court, handicapped restrooms, 6 pavilions, and 2 playground areas catering to different age groups. There is also a beautiful, natural walking path thru a forest-like setting along Chenoweth Creek. The path also has a few concrete pads with tables and grills along the way.

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    The J-town Gaslight Festival started as a small street party in 1969 and has grown to become the 5th largest festival in the region. The Gaslight Festival, hosted by The Chamber, brings an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown every year.

    Centered in the town square, the Festival has evolved into a eight-day event that has become a tradition of Jeffersontown. The Festival now boasts a motorcycle rally, golf scramble, a 5K run/walk, a parade, balloon glow, bicycle tour, children's playground, live entertainment (lots of beer and food) and over 100 arts, crafts and commercial booths.

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    The J-town Gaslight Festival started as a small street party in 1969 and has grown to become the 5th largest festival in the region. The Gaslight Festival, hosted by The Chamber, brings an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown every year.

    Centered in the town square, the Festival has evolved into a eight-day event that has become a tradition of Jeffersontown. The Festival now boasts a motorcycle rally, golf scramble, a 5K run/walk, a parade, balloon glow, bicycle tour, children's playground, live entertainment (lots of beer and food) and over 100 arts, crafts and commercial booths.

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Jeffersontown Off The Beaten Path

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    The Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead is small piece of Kentucky's natural legacy and early settlement history. At Blackacre, nearly three hundred acres filled with rolling fields, forests, and streams surround the homestead, which lies at the heart of the Blackacre Nature Preserve.
    The Moses Tyler Homestead, which dates to 1785, lies at the heart of what was once the Edward Tyler farm. Today, the thousand acres that made up the Edward Tyler farm are included on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service as the Tyler Settlement Rural Historic District. The Moses Tyler Homestead is the only piece of this historic settlement that is available to the public.

    The Homestead shelters an 18th-century stone cottage, springhouse, barn, and a pre-Civil War farmhouse, now the Blackacre visitors’ center. Visitors can explore the double crib barn that served the neighboring Tyler families during early settlement and tour Blackacre’s springhouse and smokehouse.

    Visitors are welcome at Blackacre 3pm to dusk on weekdays, and from dawn to dusk on weekends. Walking trails are open year-round, weather permitting. Visitors can also tour the homestead and explore the Appalachian-style double crib barn, the historic springhouse and the brick smokehouse. Guests are also welcome to watch the horses, cows and goats in the fields surrounding the homestead. Admission is free.

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