Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Lexington Parks & Recreation! We oversee over 100 parks in the city, six community centers, five golf courses, six pools, three arts venues, and numerous programs and events. Use this page as your gateway to Parks & Recreation, and find out more about what facilities, programs, and events are available to everyone in Lexington!


Using succession (and disturbance) to create a forest

As the natural “end” to succession in Kentucky, in a lot of ways forests are the easiest habitat to create. If you leave everything alone and wait long enough, you'll get a forest! Of course, reality is never that easy.

Pools expand hours

Splish, splash, the pools are open, and after starting the swimming season with significantly reduced hours because of a lifeguard shortage, the City is able to expand hours, starting Monday, June 21. Here are the new hours that start next week:

Mayor plans Center for Senior and Therapeutic Recreation

The new center will provide new, accessible space for therapeutic programming, and supplement some services offered at the Senior Center.