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This Week in Parks

September 1 – September 7, 2014

LFUCG & Parks Offices Closed  

September 1 
Labor Day Holiday

Shillito pool, as well as the Tates Creek and Woodland Aquatic Centers will close for the season at 5 p.m.

Adventures in Camping Skills  

September 1
Raven Run
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For more information, call 288-2900 or email kblack@lexingtonky.gov

13th Annual Dog Paddle  

September 6
Woodland Aquatic Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Calling all canines! Owners are invited to bring their dog out to the Woodland Aquatic Center for the last swim of the season. (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.) The cost is $10 per dog with a limit of two people per dog and $5 per person after the limit. All dogs must have a 2013 or 2014 rabies tag or other proof of vaccination. Proceeds will benefit the creation and maintenance of dog parks in Fayette County. (Please Note: This event will take place rain or shine. If there is inclement weather on Saturday and it is of great length or intensity, this event will be postponed to Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.). For more information on the Dog Paddle, call 288-2900.  

Upcoming Events

Titleist Team Championship  

September 8
Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome

For more information, call 288-2968.

Community Centers Open for the Season  

September 8 

The Parks & Recreation Community Centers (Castlewood, Dunbar, Kenwick and William Wells Brown) will open for the season on Monday, Sept. 8. Each of the four centers offers a variety of activities such as wellness programs, dance classes, aerobics, karate, arts & crafts, homework help clubs and more. The centers located at Castlewood, Dunbar and Kenwick will be open from 3–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 3–7 p.m. on Friday. William Wells Brown will be open 5–9 p.m., Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information on activities and programs offered at the Community Centers, call 288-2955. 

 

 

History to Chew On  

September 9
McConnell Springs
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pack your brown bag dinner and come out to McConnell Springs for their “History to Chew On” series. Held the first Tuesday of the month through October, these presentations will focus on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For more information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

Adventures in Camping Overnight  

September 12 & 13
Raven Run
6 p.m. - 11 a.m.

For more information, call 288-2900.

 

Raven Run Butterflies  

September 14
Raven Run
1 p.m.

Join us as we search the forests and meadows for beautiful butterflies. Learn how to identify many common species “on the wing,” hear about insect folklore and how to attract species to your yard. This walk will last approximately an hour and a half and cover approximately one mile of trail. For more information, call 272-6105.

Adventures in Camping Skills  

September 20
Raven Run
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For more information, call 288-2900 or email kblack@lexingtonky.gov.

Junior Naturalist  

September 20
McConnell Springs
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Youth ages 10 and younger will have the opportunity to learn about the great outdoors. This program is free but pre-registration is requested. Call 225-4073 to learn more or to register.

 

Stargazing  

September 20
Raven Run
9 p.m.

View the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to see planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way! This program is free. Call Raven Run at 272-6105 to learn more. 

Junior Naturalist  

September 20
McConnell Springs
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Youth ages 10 and younger will have the opportunity to learn about the great outdoors. This program is free but pre-registration is requested. Call 225-4073 to learn more or to register.

Festival Latino de Lexington 

September 19: 5–11 p.m.
September 20: 4–11 p.m.
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza

Last year, downtown Lexington felt like a Latin American country as more than 30,000 people came out and celebrated Lexington's Latino Community at the Festival Latino de Lexington. Make plans to join us this year for two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family. Activities include live music and dance, youth activities, cultural presentations and vendors, informational booths, authentic cuisine and more. Admission is free. Festival Latino de Lexington is brought to you by Lexington Parks and Recreation, FLACA, Insight Communications, ABC 36, La Voz, Cumulus Radio and Emergency Management. For more information, call 288-2925.  

Community Centers Open for the Season  

September 8 

The Parks & Recreation Community Centers (Castlewood, Dunbar, Kenwick and William Wells Brown) will open for the season on Monday, Sept. 8. Each of the four centers offers a variety of activities such as wellness programs, dance classes, aerobics, karate, arts & crafts, homework help clubs and more. The centers located at Castlewood, Dunbar and Kenwick will be open from 3–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 3–7 p.m. on Friday. William Wells Brown will be open 5–9 p.m., Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information on activities and programs offered at the Community Centers, call 288-2955. 

Adventures in Camping Overnight  

September 26 & 27
Raven Run
6 p.m. - 11 a.m.

For more information, call 288-2900. 

Weekend Workout  

September 27
McConnell Springs
10 a.m.

For additional information, please call 225-4073.

Jacobson Park Boat Dock Closes for the Season  

September 28 

Jacobson Park Boat Dock will close for the season at 7 p.m.

Last updated: 9/2/2014 10:59:32 AM