Parks & Recreation

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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!

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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.

Junior golf program

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12th annual Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs

The 12th annual Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs will take place on Saturday, March 30. Proceeds from the event support the education, restoration and preservation programs at McConnell Springs.

Bill Enright named St. Patrick's Parade grand marshal

Forty years ago, William “Bill” Enright and a small group of Lexingtonians founded the Bluegrass Irish Society and put together the city’s first St. Patrick’s Parade. In 2019, Enright will serve as the grand marshal of the 40th annual event. 

City turns its focus to cold temperatures, Mayor says

Mayor Linda Gorton urged citizens to take extra precautions as temperatures dip to near zero levels.



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  1. Big Band & Jazz

    7 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

  1. Wet & Wild Wednesday

    noon – 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

  1. Southland Jamboree

    7 – 9 p.m.

Friday, July 26, 2019

  1. Summer Nights in Suburbia

    7 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

  1. Little Explorers – Insect Search

    10 a.m.