Lexington, KY

Shillito Park and Wellington Park


This is a nice run in two parks in southern Lexington. Shillito Park is a popular 176-acre park featuring numerous recreational facilities, a pool, and paths for walking and running. The Shillito Park Shared Use Trail is great for a 2.6 mile loop around the perimeter of the park’s fields and facilities.

Longer Run. An add-on loop to Wellington Park is 3.2 miles. From the northern end of Shillito Park, it’s 0.8 miles to Wellington Park (use Reynolds Rd./Wellington Way), which has a paved loop trail of ~1 mile. There are also paths along busy Keithshire Way/ Reynolds Rd.

  • Shillito Loop: 2.6 miles (4.1 km); Shilloto Park and Wellington Park loop: 3.2 miles (5.2 km)
  • Shillito Loop: 83 feet (25m); Wellington Add-On: 62 feet
  • In park
  • Parking lot at park