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Big Band and Jazz

Tuesdays, May 17 - August 23
7 – 9 p.m.
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.   
Bluegrass 10,000

The rain held off as almost 2,500 runners took to downtown Lexington for the 40th annual Bluegrass 10,000.
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


Notice: Tates Creek Aquatic Center will be closing to the public on Monday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 3rd at 2pm in order to host the City Championship swim meet.

Get out and play guide 2016


Lexington Parks and Recreation
Park Hours

Dawn to Dusk
Unless otherwise posted


Come visit Lexington Pools

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: 7/26/2016 11:51:35 AM