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Monday, July 4
Downtown Lexington
Information: 288-2900

Join us again this year for the 40th annual Bluegrass 10,000. This 10-kilometer race winds through the heart of Downtown Lexington as a kickoff to the city's 4th of July celebration. A $500 cash prize will be awarded for the 1st place overall winners in the Male and Female 10k & Male and Female Wheelchair Divisions. The Bluegrass 10,000 is brought to you by Lexington Parks and Recreation, the Lexington-Herald Leader and the Downtown Lexington Corporation.
    Football and Cheerleading Registration

    Parks and Recreation's Football and Cheerleading programs are accepting registrations through July 31. For more information or to register, click the links below:

    Now Showing at the
    Downtown Arts Center

    June 10
    August 7

    Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-5pm
    Friday & Saturday, 11am-8pm
    Sunday, 11am-2pm

    Featuring works by:
    Jim Bryant  |  Susanna Crum  |  Nicole Hand
    Cecily Brooke Howell   |   Andrea Knarr
    Rodolfo Salgado, Jr.  |  Marilee Salvatorgrade

    It is a featured location for Gallery Hop on Friday, July 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The City Gallery at the DAC features the work of Kentucky artists in a gallery space on Main Street. City Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday. For gallery hours and more information please visit


      Get out and play guide 2016


      Lexington Parks and Recreation
      Park Hours

      Dawn to Dusk
      Unless otherwise posted


      Lexington Pools now open

      Looking to cool off? Come splash around at one of our pools this summer. 


      Improving our Parks

      Parks & Recreation is always working hard to ensure a fun, safe place for our community to play. The following projects are going on now:

      If you have any questions or concerns, please email

      This Week in Parks



      Dog Parks

      Community Centers

      Partners and Sponsors


      To provide high quality park land,
      facilities, open space and to
      efficiently facilitate programs, events
      and services, promote wellness
      and quality of life for all.



      Last updated: 6/27/2016 10:38:20 AM