Parks & Recreation

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How we are keeping our programs safe during COVID

  • Participants will complete a health assessment to include a temperature check prior to being allowed to enter program areas; 
  • Staff will be required to wear masks and other PPE when in close proximity to anyone while they work;
  • Campers are required to wear face masks during indoor activities or when social distancing cannot be accomplished;
  • Supplies are not shared between participants;
  • Equipment that is shared during activity will be cleaned after each use;
  • Activities are designed to maintain social distancing; and
  • Program attendance limits are in place to ensure social distancing.

Jacobson Park boat docks

The boat dock at Jacobson Park has opened for 2020. You can learn about pricing, time-slots and more on the Jacobson Park page.

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Tee times

Lexington city golf courses have reopened with new social distancing guidelines in place. You can book a tee time for any course online.

Book a tee time

Natural areas registration

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and McConnell Springs have opened their trails to the public. 

Learn more about hiking at Raven Run

Learn more about hiking at McConnell Springs


Interested in volunteering for Lexington Parks & Recreation?

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Black History Month celebration to showcase local students

William Wells Brown Community Center will feature the talents of local students at its annual Black History Month celebration at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22.  This year’s program, “Knowledge of The Neighborhood,” will honor the history of Lexington’s East End and highlight its impact on the city. The event is free and open to the public.

Performers announced for St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Eight performance groups will be taking the Irish festival stage on Saturday, March 11, as part of the city’s 38th Annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The lineup features local musicians and dancers, as well as two international acts.

Castlewood Community Center closed for maintenance

The Castlewood Community Center will be closing for several weeks for maintenance and repairs to some of the interior walls, which will require re-painting.  Recent routine tests have shown lead paint is involved and the city is taking all necessary precautions to ensure that