This July, Lexington residents invited to a play date with Parks & Recreation

Summer is here … it’s time to get out and play!

This July, discover the power of play with Lexington Parks & Recreation as the City celebrates Park and Recreation Month.

A variety of activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities, including camping, outdoor concerts, summer basketball and a dive-in movie night.

“We are always striving to help make Lexington a better place to live, work and play,” said Monica Conrad, Lexington Parks & Recreation Director. “Parks provide places to play, get fit and stay healthy, foster new relationships, and connect with nature. They provide essential services that improve quality of life.”

Park and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Lexington summer activities in our parks include:

NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit and