The official dedication of Lexington Square park -- the town's newest -- won't happen until this fall. But the unofficial opening is scheduled for Thursday morning, with an official dedication of the park's law enforcement memorial.
Dedication of the monument will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the park, located at the corner of East Main Street and South Lake Drive beside the county Judicial Center.
The dedication will feature monument designer, Chief Mark Keel, of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, as guest speaker. Other members of Lexington County law enforcement, along with community leaders, will honor the memories of those whose names appear on the monument along with their families who will be in attendance.
Law Enforcement officials throughout Lexington County have been working together since March 2010 to construct a monument to honor their fellow brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of the county, a Lexington Police Department release said.
Memorial bricks, purchased in memory of officers who have passed away or in honor of current law enforcement officers or law enforcement agencies have been placed in front of the monument.
The park itself is envisioned as the epicenter of the town's plan to revitalize downtown. In addition to the new green space and memorial, the park also features a fountain and is envisioned as a future performance space and event site.
Lexington Square park is a joint initiative by the Town of Lexington, Lexington County, LCLEOA, Lexington Beautification Foundation, Lexington County Bar Association, and the Dennis Corporation.
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