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!

Join us! Learn more and sign up to volunteer.

Check out our Facebook event to see updates!

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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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News

Wicked Wonders Market sends out call to local artists

Lexington Parks and Recreation is announcing its newest addition to the annual Thriller and Halloween parade— a Wicked Wonders Market featuring artists’ wares that are in line with the spooky spirit of the season. 

Mayor, Council cut ribbon, prepare to open new Senior Center

Mayor Jim Gray, members of the Urban County Council and Lexington’s senior adults are celebrating today … 33 years after Lexington opened its original center for seniors, it’s opening a new center to meet the needs of today’s seniors.

Portions of Woodland Park playground closed throughout the weekend

Portions of the Woodland Park playground will remain closed throughout the weekend due to Poured in Place (PIP) surfacing installation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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.