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This Week in Parks

July 25- 31, 2016

Youth Football  Registration Period: June 1-July 31
Registration Fee: $35 per flag participant, flag provided/$55 per tackle participant, helmets and pads provided. Uniform cost not included. Some locations may have booster clubs that charge a fee. Payment of this fee is not required for participation in league games.
Flag: 5 and 6 year old league 
Tackle: 7 and 8 year old league, 9 and 10 year old league, & 11 and 12 year old league 
Information: 288-2914 or 288-2917

Open to boys and girls ages 5 – 12. Player’s age as of August 1, 2016 determines eligibility. All participants will play in every game. All leagues are offered at Constitution, Douglass, Idle Hour, Martin Luther King, Shillito, and Southland parks. Leagues must have a minimum of 22 players to form a team in an age division. 

Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Online, mail-in, and drop-off registration. 
Note: Mailed registrations should be postmarked at least three days prior to deadline. Athletics Office 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Youth Cheerleading
Registration Period: June 1-July 31
Registration Fee: $35 per participant – uniform cost not included. Some locations may have booster clubs that charge a fee. Payment of this fee is not required for participation in league games.
Information: 288-2914 or 288-2917

Open to boys and girls ages 5 – 12. Participant’s age as of August 1, 2016 determines eligibility. Cheer teams to be formed at Constitution, Douglass, Idle Hour, Martin Luther King, Shillito, and Southland parks.

Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Online, mail-in, and drop-off registration. Note: Mailed registrations should be postmarked at least three days prior to deadline. Athletics Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

“I Do” Initiative
Monday, June 6 – July 22 | Monday – Friday | 12 – 8 p.m. | William Wells Brown
Monday, June 13 – August 5 | Monday – Friday | 5 – 9 p.m. | Gainesway Center 
Friday, June 10, 17, & 24; July 15, 22, & 29 | 7 –11 p.m. | Dunbar Community Center 
Information: 288-2900 

The “I Do” Initiative identifies opportunities, develops relationships, and organizes partnerships with groups wanting to target middle school and high school youth. Programs will occur at several locations throughout the community and Parks & Recreation will host “I Do” events throughout the summer at Dunbar Community Center, Gainesway Center, and William Wells Brown.

Adult Fall Softball
Registration period: Friday, July 1 - 31
Registration Fee: $225 per team, plus $25 annual NSA sanction fee
Information: 288-2917

Season begins September 6. Weekday evening and weekend leagues, no post-season tournament.

Leagues offered:
Co-ed: Church and Competitive
Men’s: 50 and over, Church, Independent, Major
Women’s: Church, Independent

Summer Nights in Suburbia
Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 | 7 – 9 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater
Information: 425-2349

Unwind after a long week with an open-air concert with friends. Summer Nights at Moondance Amphitheater is a free concert series on select Fridays throughout the summer featuring music of all varieties, including funk, soul, indie, rock, and more. During the month of July enjoy Boogie G & the Titanics (July 1), Rebel Without A Cause (July 8), Johnson Brothers (July 15), Kentucky Salsa Allstars (July 22), and Patrick McNeese Band (July 29). In addition to the live music, concert-goers can enjoy food from local food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Southland Jamboree
Monday, July 4, 11, 18, & 25 | 7 – 9 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater
Information: 425-2349

Southland Jamboree is a free, weekly bluegrass concert series at the Moondance Amphitheater. Patrons can purchase concessions from local food trucks or pack their own picnic. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, as well as your own instrument to join in the jam after the show.

ESP/REAL Program Registration
Friday, July 1 | Mail-in school year registration
Monday, July 18 | Walk-in school year registration
Information: 288-2941

The Extended School Program (ESP) is a fully-licensed after-school program that offers affordable, high-quality childcare for elementary school students. ESP is currently offered at Athens-Chilesburg, Coventry Oaks, Garrett Morgan, Julius Marks, Maxwell, Northern, Stonewall, and William Wells Brown elementary schools.

Recreation Enrichment and Learning (REAL) Program is a program for middle-school students. The program is currently offered at Edith J. Hayes and Jessie Clark middle schools.

Both programs are affordable, maintain a low staff-to-student ratio, and offer a range of both
recreational and educational activities for students. Both ESP and the REAL program are partnerships between LFUCG and the Fayette County Public School system. 

Big Band & Jazz
Tuesday, July 12, 19, & 26 | 7 – 9 p.m. | Ecton Park
Information: 288-2927

One of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, Big Band & Jazz, will host Osland Dailey Jazztet (July 12), Colonels Choice (July 19), and Lexington Concert Band (July 26) at Ecton Park. Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

S.T. Roach Basketball and Cheerleading Clinic
Sunday, July 18 – 29
Information: 288-2955

Founded by legendary basketball coach and civic leader, Sanford T. Roach, these clinics offer youth ages 6 – 16 the opportunity to participate in a structured basketball and cheerleading clinic at no cost. Participants learn the basic fundamentals of the sport as well as teamwork and sportsmanship from former and current high school coaches and college players.
Session 1 – Co-Ed Basketball: July 18 – 22, 9 a.m. – noon, ages 11 – 16
Session 2 – Co-Ed Basketball: July 18-22, 1 – 4 p.m., ages 11 – 16
Session 3 – Cheerleading: July 25 – 29, 9 a.m. – noon, ages 7-14
Session 4 – Co-Ed Basketball: July 25 – 29, 1 – 4 p.m., ages 6-10

Bluegrass State Games
Friday, July 8 – August 13
Information: 286-5152

The Bluegrass State Games is a non-profit program sponsored privately to promote amateur athletics across the Commonwealth. It is the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, designed to provide Kentuckians of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive development through sports and physical activity, to promote and develop amateur athletics and to provide the amateur athlete an opportunity to showcase their talent and receive statewide recognition. Bluegrass State Games is a member of the National Congress of State Games which is a member of the United States Olympic Committee. For more information visit bgsg.org

Douglass and Picadome pools close for the season
Sunday, July 31 | 6 p.m.

 

 

Last updated: 7/25/2016 5:00:54 PM