Parks & Recreation volunteers

Parks & Recreation offers a comprehensive volunteer program that gives residents an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Parks & Recreation facilities, green spaces and programs. Volunteer activities can be short-term, such as a morning planting trees or long-term, such as being a therapeutic recreation buddy for outings or classes.

What do you like to do?

Interested in sharing your time and talents with Parks? Not only will you and/or your group get to spend some quality time outdoors, but you will also help make one of Lexington’s greatest resources – its parks – ready for the many visitors who enjoy our parks and facilities year-round. 

Current opportunities include:

  • Park Maintenance – Help to paint fences, pick up debris, or organize a Park Clean-up throughout the year at your favorite park. Contact Patrick Sinclair at
  • Natural Areas – Clean up your favorite hiking trail or remove honeysuckle and other invasive plant species from natural areas and parks with a group or on an individual basis. Contact Jennifer Sanchez at  
  • Special Events – Assist with special events such as Kite Fest, Bluegrass 10,000, the Halloween Festival & Parade or Friday Flicks. Contact Jessica Piersol at
  • Community Center – Assist with programs and events such as arts anf crafts, sports and games, health education, and holiday parties. Contact Jackie French at
  • Therapeutic Recreation – Serve as a Therapeutic Recreation “buddy" and help youth and adults with disabilities participate in different programs. Contact Jill Farmer at
  • Archival Work – Work with a team of individuals charged with organizing and cataloging decades worth of Parks memorabilia. Contact Michelle Kosieniak at
  • Create Your Own – Create your own individual or group volunteer activity.

Contact Anthony Jackson at for further information.

Golf Volunteer Program

We also offer volunteer opportunities at each of our five golf courses! Every three hours worked will earn you a free 9-holes of golf on the course you volunteered for. 

Current opportunities include:

  • Golf shop attendant (golf cart fleet, starter, ranger, golf shop)
  • Golf maintenance

If you're interested in volunteering with Play Golf Lex (our golf department), Justin Mullinax at You may also drop the forms off at any golf course.