Parks & Recreation stretches out with new Outdoor Programs schedule

Lexington Parks & Recreation has announced the first offerings of their new Outdoor Programs schedule, featuring all-new programs as well as reworked favorites from previous years.

“We’re so excited to roll out a full schedule of fun outdoor programming at locations around the city,” said Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez, Superintendent of Natural Areas for Lexington Parks & Recreation “This is a great way for people to learn the basics of many different recreational activities they can take advantage of in parks around Lexington.”

Offerings currently available for registration include mindfulness walks, outdoor explorations, archery and canoeing, as well as tips for camping that people can use to visit state parks and campsites around Kentucky. Introduction to climbing classes will also be offered in the coming months.

“Our goal is to showcase how easy it is to connect with nature and how beneficial it is for your mind and body,” said Jennifer Meunier, Outdoor Programs Manager for Lexington Parks & Recreation. “Having more passive programs such as mindfulness and more active programs, like climbing and canoeing, show that no matter your interests, local parks can provide a great outlet for connecting with nature.”

All programs require pre-registration. To ensure programs are accessible to all, costs range in price from free to minimal fees that cover operational costs. For a full list of what is offered and links to register, interested participants can visit lexingtonky.gov/outdoorprograms.

Parks & Recreation, a division of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, oversees the programming, maintenance, and development of over 100 city parks and natural areas, six pools, five golf courses, community centers, recreational programs, and three arts venues. To find out more, follow @LexKYParks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for the email newsletter.

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