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Join us for the Shillito Community Build

Twenty six years ago, the Lexington community came together to build the Shillito playground. And this year, we're getting the team back together!

Join us! Learn more and sign up to volunteer.

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Junior golf program

Play Golf Lex Junior Programs are designed to create an exciting environment for kids of all skill levels and experience. Play Golf Lex Junior Golf programming is designed and run by U.S. Kids, TPI Junior and PGA Certified Professionals. We will be offering multiple options that will fit the needs of junior golfers, recreationally or competitively.

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Join in the magic at Woodland Park as ‘Ballet Under the Stars’ celebrates its 30th year

Lexington Parks & Recreation is celebrating the 30th year of Ballet Under the Stars with an enchanting evening filled with performances and activities for dance lovers of all ages. This annual summer event will run Aug. 1 – 4.

'Pianos in Parks' brings music, artwork to four local parks

Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington Parks and Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks is placing pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, Aug. 30.

Be a part of a once-in-a-generation community project at Shillito Park playground

On September 18 – 22, Lexington Parks & Recreation will team up with the community and the original designers of Shillito Playground to create a new space for play. There are a variety of volunteer positions available for community members, ages 16 years and older.

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Events

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

  1. Southland Jamboree

    7 – 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

  1. Men's Senior City Championship

    All Day

  2. Overnight camping

    6 p.m. – 11 a.m.

  3. Summer Nights in Suburbia

    7 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

  1. Little Explorers – Butterflies

    10 – 11 a.m.