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Lexington is ready to play Pickleball at Kirklevington

There’s a new game in town at Lexington’s Kirklevington Park: pickleball, a sport often described as a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong that’s growing in popularity across the country. Lexington Parks & Recreation has opened six new outdoor pickleball courts at Kirklevington Park, 396 Redding Rd.

Want to join in? Fall Pickleball league are accepting registration for players of all skill levels through September 1. Follow the link below for more information.

Bluegrass Archery Tournament 

September 5 
8 am - 2 pm 
Hisle Park

If you are age 10 or older, you are invited to compete in Lexington Parks and Recreation’s inaugural Bluegrass Archery Tournament on Sept. 5.

The event will be held at Hisle Park, 3601 Briar Hill Road. It offers four different competitions and categories are based on the participant’s age:

• Standard (ages 10-17, 18-40, and 40+)
• Long Distance (ages 10-17, 18+)
• Single Shot 3D (ages 10-17, 18+)
Speed Shot (ages 10-17, 18+)

All competitors are required to provide their own equipment – Field tips only. All equipment will be inspected at check in. There is a $5 fee for each category in which you compete. There is no charge to watch. The event is expected to run until 2 p.m.

You can register to compete by calling (859) 225-4073. Click Here to see News Release.

Artworks and Kiddie Kapers Registration Begins

August 26
12 pm

Lexington Parks & Recreation is excited to offer Cultural Arts programming for youth and adults this fall. The Artworks at Carver School offers classes both youth and adults and include such programs as Zumba, martial arts, pottery, mosaic tiling, drumming, Therapeutic Recreation archery and cooking and more. The Kiddie Kapers & Company dance program offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and dance team for youth ages 3–18.

Registration can also be done at Artworks at the Carver School (522 Patterson Street), by phone at (859) 425-2057 or by mail.


Cadentown School Open House

2nd Saturdays
June - October

Come take a walk through Fayette County’s history. Normally closed to the public, the historic Cadentown School House (705 Caden Lane) will have an Open House from 10am until Noon on the following Saturdays: June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12 and October 10. Also referred to as The “Rosenwald” school, Cadentown School House is a one-room plan school building constructed in 1922 that served as one of Fayette County’s first African-American school houses. The school taught grades 1-6 and operated from 1923 until 1947.

Lexington Aquatics Master Plan Survey is Still Open

If you have not yet done so, please complete the Lexington aquatics master plan survey and share your input at the online engagement website (powered by mySidewalk). The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Division of Parks and Recreation would like your input to help determine priorities for aquatic facilities. Click on the links below to complete the survey and also join the ongoing community discussion through mySidewalk.

Take Survey

MySidewalk Online Discussion 


Registration Booklet- Fall/Winter 2015

Lexington Parks and Recreation
Park Hours

Dawn to Dusk
Unless otherwise posted

 Friday Latino Live


August 28
6 pm - 11 pm
Fifth Third Pavillion


Friday Latino Live!, now in its third year, is a series of three (3) events, presented on the last Friday of the months of June, July, and August in downtown Lexington KY at the Fifth Third Pavilion; organized by the Foundation for Latin American and Latin Culture and Arts (FLACA) and the support of the Lexington Parks and Recreation office. These events feature live Latin dancing music, DJs, cultural presentations, Latin food and much more fun.

Help us shape the future of Lexington Aquatics

As part of the ongoing aquatics master plan process, Lexington Parks and Recreation has scheduled four town hall meetings at locations throughout the city in order to gather input regarding the future of aquatics. Light refreshments will be provided.

Details for the events are as follows:

  • August 20, 7pm: 
    • Southland Christian Church - Richmond Road Campus
      2349 Richmond Road
  • August 25, 6pm:
    • Central Branch Public Library  
      140 E Main Street
  • September 1, 6pm:
    • Imani Baptist Church  
      1555 Georgetown Road
  • September 3, 6pm:
  • Clays Mill Elementary School
    2319 Clays Mill Road

This Week in Parks

Big Band & Jazz
7 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday nights through August 18
Click here to see event page.





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Last updated: 8/26/2015 2:37:55 PM