I live in a town rich in history, being the capital of Kentucky. But for some inexplicable reason, I never visited the sculpture park, even though I've lived here for nearly 16 years (it didn't become a public park until 2009).
So on one warm pre-spring morning, I decided to drive to park and see what it had to offer. It was bigger and better than I expected.
According to the park's website, JSP is named after Josephine VanHouten, who owned a farm from which the park is located, off Lawrenceburg Road. Her granddaughter, Melanie, is the artistic director.
Josephine Sculpture Park spreads over about 20 acres, south of town, divided into four sections—Queen Anne's Meadow, Native Hill, Eastern Ridge, and Walnut Grove.
As I walked on the quiet paths from one section to the other, I looked at the 40 or so sculptures and murals that adorn the public park. As for the art, some I liked, some not so much, but it was still a feast for the eyes to discover a park devoted to artistic expression.
I'll be making return trips, with my dogs, to stroll about the park now that spring has finally arrived and the weather will be warmer.
I plan to discover more sites close to home in the coming months.
Until the next time. . . .
Josephine Sculpture Park
3355 Lawrenceburg Road
Frankfort, KY 40601