Conservation Projects

In addition to annual maintenance and management of the town's conservation trails and meadows, the Lexington Conservation Division and Conservation Stewards are engaged in a number of projects to improve the town's conservation infrastructure, wildlife habitat, ecosystem health, and scenic value. See Archived Projects 

Find out About Our Current & Recent Projects

  1. Parker Meadow Full Accessible Trail Improvements 

Construction Updates

Work remaining includes installation of native plantings in areas of disturbance, installation of a wayside interpretive panel on the viewing platform near the pond, and the installation of a story walk in collaboration with Cary Library. Construction began in March 2022 and trails are open to the public. . 

A Grand Opening of Parker Meadow was held on October 15, 2022 to celebrate the numerous individuals and groups involved in the implementation of the project, including, but not limited to, Conservation Staff, Stewards, the Parker Meadow Accessible Trail Working Group, the Commission on Disability, Kyle Zick Landscape Architects, and SumCo. Watch the video recording of the Grand Opening at Parker Meadow

Parker Meadow LakeOverview

Parker Meadow is a 17-acre conservation parcel located just outside Lexington center with access from the Minuteman Bikeway featuring a pleasant mixture of forest, field, wetland, and a picturesque wildlife pond. In 2019, the Conservation Division engaged Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (KZLA) to develop design plans for a fully accessible trail system, parking area, and pond overlook platform at the property. Throughout the fall of 2019 and into early spring 2020, KZLA worked to finalize plans and permitting. A first public forum was held in mid-October 2019 to solicit feedback from neighbors, Stewards, trail enthusiasts and the Commission on Disability. KZLA presented several design alternatives at a second public forum in mid-November 2019. View the Parker Meadow Final Concept Plan (PDF). 

Heading out to explore Parker Meadow? Print out the Nature Scavenger Hunt and Fall 2022 Checklist (PDF) 

Parker Meadow Trail Map 

  1. Chiesa Farm Field Management
  1. Willard's Woods Long Term Planning 2020 & Onwards
  1. meadow preservation at west farm
  1. Wright Farm Management
  1. Native Plant Nursery at Lower Vine Brook
  1. Pollinator Planting Kits for Sale
  1. Garlic Mustard Pulling 
  1. East Lexington Habitat Enrichment Project
  1. Daisy Wilson Meadow Improvements
  1. Cotton Farm Revitalization Project
  1. Joyce Miller's Meadow Wildflower Restoration Project
  1. Orchard Steward Program