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Koskei, Kosgei win Bluegrass 10,000

On a beautiful 4th of July morning, 2,702 people came out to run in the 39th Annual Bluegrass 10,000. Julius Kaskei won the Mens division with a time of 30:11. Lydia Kosgei won the Womens division with a time of 34:39. 

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Ballet Under
the Stars
Tea Parties

July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2
6 pm
Woodland Park Gazebo

In honor of the Ballet Under the Stars pre-show (Little Mermaid), Parks is hosting a series of tea parties for children. Friday-Sunday before the ballet, children can don their best tutu, princesses dress or tiara and join us for a fantastical, fun-filled event. All attendees will meet Ariel and friends, learn a special dance plus enjoy food, party favors and tattoos. Online registration will begin at noon on July 6 and will remain open until July 24 or until all Teas are full. 

Register Online 

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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.

Athletics registration going on now

Looking for a great way to get active, exercise and gain skill level? Many of Parks & Recreation's athletics programs are accepting registrations right now! Click the links below for more information:


Cancellations- July 7, 2015:

Big Band & Jazz has been cancelled for Tuesday, July 7 due to rain.

Lexington Parks and Recreation
Park Hours

Dawn to Dusk
Unless otherwise posted

City dedicates Clay’s Spring Park

On July 1, Lexington dedicated a neighborhood park, Clay’s Spring Park on Clinton Road.

“The park was once the site of the original spring on Ashland, Henry Clay’s estate,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “Working with neighbors, we’re preserving a part of our history, while also preserving a great passive park and green space in a developed neighborhood.” Full Story

Lexington Aquatics Master Plan Launch Party 

July 11 
12 - 4 pm 
Shillito Pool

Come help us kick off the Lexington Aquatics Master Plan with free admission to the pool, inflatables, prizes, food trucks, music and more.

The Division of Parks and Recreation has a "fun for all ages" day planned at Shillito Pool, and would like to welcome everyone to come give their input into the future of Lexington Aquatics as they enjoy the festivities.

Let's swim into the future of Lexington aquatics together! For more information, call 288-2973.

Registration Booklet-Spring 2015

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: 7/7/2015 4:41:37 PM