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This Week in Parks

May 23 – 30, 2016

Youth Co-Ed Kickball Summer League Registration
Registration period May 1 – 31 
Information: 288-2915

Leagues are open to boys and girls ages 6 – 15 with player’s age as of Aug. 1, 2016. The season consists of an 8-game schedule followed by a post-season single play tournament. Games are played at 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning June 11, at Kirklevington Park. The cost is $35 per participant – uniform cost not included. Registration forms are available at lexingtonky.gov/parks. 

Big Band & Jazz
Tuesdays, May 17, 24 & 31| 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater
Information: 288-2927

The return of spring means the return of one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series – Big Band & Jazz. With a full schedule of live music planned, concert-goers can enjoy weekly Big Band or jazz music Tuesday evenings through Aug. 23. Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Bands scheduled to play in May: May 17 – The MetroGnomes; May 24 – Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors; and May 31 – Young at Heart Big Band. 

Overnight Camping at Raven Run
Friday, May 27 – Saturday, May 28 | 6 p.m. – 11 a.m. | Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Information and registration: 225-4073

Learn basic camping skills including what to look for in a camp site and basic survival skills. This program will take place from 6 p.m. Friday through 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $15 per person or $35 per family. Pre-registration is required.

Little Explorers – Birds
Saturday, May 28 | 10 a.m. | Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Information and registration: 272-6105

Little Explorers is designed for elementary-aged visitors. During this free program, participants will explore the park, learn about bird species and complete an art project. Parent/guardian(s) are required to stay with the young participant throughout the program. Pre-registration is requested. 

Weekend Workout
Saturday, May 28 | 10 a.m. | McConnell Springs
Information: 225-4073

Volunteers play an important role in McConnell Springs. Individuals are needed to work outside on park projects such as trail maintenance, removal of invasive plants and application of mulch. Volunteers should come to the Education Center and stay as long as their schedule permits. This is a great opportunity for school, scout and other community groups.

Aquatic Centers open 
Saturday, May 28 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland
Information: 288-2973

Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland aquatic centers open for the summer swimming season. Operating hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Saturday and noon – 8 p.m. Sunday. The cost for daily admission is $4 for youth age 15 and under and $5 for adults age 16 and over. Pool passes are also available for purchase at any aquatic center or can be purchased online. The cost is $200 for a family pass (up to six family members) and $40 for an individual pass. All remaining city pools open Saturday, June 4. 

Poolapalooza
Saturday, May 28 | noon – 4 p.m. | Southland Aquatic Center
Information: 288-2973

Kick-off the summer swimming season with a splash at Poolapalooza. Held at the Southland Aquatic Center, this event will feature free pool admission, games, giveaways, music and other family-friendly activities. 

Jacobson Lake boat dock opens on a daily basis
Saturday, May 28 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Jacobson Park

The boat dock at Jacobson Park will open on a daily basis beginning Saturday, May 28. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday and 1 – 7 p.m., Sunday. (The last boat goes out at 6:30 p.m.) The fee to launch is $3 a boat. Park goers may also rent pedal boats. The rental cost is $4 for one-half hour for a two-person boat and $6 for one-half hour for a four-person boat.

Southland Jamboree
Monday, May 30 | 7 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater
Information: 425-2349 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free weekly bluegrass music concert at the Moondance Amphitheater. Patrons can purchase concessions from food trucks or pack their own picnic. And be sure to bring your instrument and join in the jam after the show. This concert series kicks-off on Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day (Sept. 5).

Memorial Day – Lexington Parks & Recreation offices closed
Monday, May 30 

The Lexington Parks & Recreation administrative offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
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