Therapeutic Recreation programs provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy activities through recreation, leisure and play. Our programs are designed to enhance the overall health and wellness of persons with special needs. TR programs allow participants to showcase their talents and abilities through a variety of recreational opportunities.

Registration for 2021 April and May programs is currently open and will remain open as long as spots are available or classes begin. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the postmarked date on the registration envelope or by walk-in. Please check with us before submitting your registration to see if your household has a credit on your account from previous cancellations in 2020.

For more information, contact us at Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St. Or email us at or . Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, (859) 288-2908 or (859)-288-2928.

Lexington Parks and Recreation is committed to safety, as our community works to protect citizens from COVID-19. In accordance with state government and CDC guidelines, select Therapeutic Recreation events will be offered through a Zoom meeting format or in-person as noted.

Registration form

COVID-19 waiver


Art class

Have fun with us as we create and complete different art projects. Limited to 20 people

Dates: Fridays, September 10 – October 29
No class: October 8
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Tates Creek Recreation Center, 1400 Gainesway Drive
Ages: 14 and over
Cost: $25/$15 with scholarship


Strikes, turkeys and spares are just part of the fun with the TR bowling league. Ramps are available.

Dates: Saturdays, September 11 – October 30
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Southland Bowling Lanes, 205 Southland Drive
Ages: 4 years and over
Cost: $25 registration fee, $8 cash per week to the bowling alley.

Social artworking

A canvas painting program using expressive arts. Participants recreate art from a template using their own interpretation and medium.

Dates: September 18 and October 16
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Location: TBA
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $10 per class per date


Learn basic and safe archery skills. Equipment provided. Limited to 12 people

Dates: Wednesdays, September 29 – November 17
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St.
Ages: 18 & over
Cost: $70/$60 with scholarship

Drama Group

Martha Meehan will instruct this creatively dramatic program. Explore and showcase your creative talents.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 6 – November 17
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane
Ages: 13 and over
Cost: $50/$40 with scholarship

Adapted aquatics (Status Pending - Program has not been confirmed.)

Basic water skills/safety will be introduced. One-on-one instruction will be provided for most participants. The YMCA requires that participants wear swim diapers/ plastic pants (snug-fitting) if the participant does not possess bowel or bladder control. Limited to 15 people. No online registration for this class.

Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Location: TBA
Ages: 4 and over
Cost: TBA

ZOOM Programming

We are happy to continue to provide select programs through a virtual format using Zoom. Please use the meeting and passcodes provided below to connect with us.

Story time

Join us as we continue to explore the various books and the adventures they provide.

Dates: Monday-Friday on Specific Days*, September 1 through December 10
*No program on September 7, 14, 21, 28, 29, October 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 19, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 25, 26
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Zoom Meeting Code: 792 754 5495
Zoom Passcode: TRzoom

Cooking together

Join us on Zoom along with guest chefs to cook a delicious meal or dessert together. We will share easy-to-follow recipes for the group.

Dates: Mondays, September 13, 27, October 4, 18, November 1, 15 and December 6
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Cost: Free
Zoom Meeting Code: 792 754 5495
Zoom Passcode: TRzoom


Bingo is a fun and interactive Zoom program featuring a different theme each week. Certificates provided to game-winners.

Dates: Thursday, September through December*
*No Bingo on November 4 and 25
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 13 and over
Cost: Free
Zoom Meeting Code: 792 754 5495
Zoom Passcode: TRzoom