Parks & Recreation volunteers

Parks & Recreation is excited to announce a comprehensive volunteer program that will give residents an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Parks & Recreation facilities, greenspace 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?

Lexington residents have experienced one of the wettest winters on record.  Seeing the sun for three consecutive days has been rare and being outside has been unpleasant.

With all of the rain and wind, Parks and Recreation asks for your help in painting fences, removing honeysuckle and picking up debris  Not only will you and/or your group get to spend some quality time outdoors, you will help make one of Lexington’s greatest resources – its’ parks – ready for an active spring and summer. 

Current opportunities include:

  • Helping to paint fences, remove honeysuckle and pick up debris.
  • Assisting with a special event such as Kite Fest, The Bluegrass 10,000, the Thriller Parade or Friday Night Flicks.
  • Scheduling time throughout the year to clean up your favorite park and/or trail with a group or an individual basis.
  • Serving as a clerical assistant for the Therapeutic Recreation program.
  • Serving as a Therapeutic Recreation “buddy.”
  • Working with a team of individuals charged with organizing and cataloging decades worth of Parks memorabilia. 
  • Creating your own individual or group volunteer activity.

Golf volunteer program

Parks and Recreation is excited to announce a new volunteer opportunity on the golf courses. We are providing opportunities at each of our 5 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 Car Fleet, Starter, Ranger, Golf Shop)
  • Golf Maintenance


If you're interested in volunteer with Play Golf Lex, please look at our interest form and the Play Golf Lex volunteer manual. Forms can be sent to Suzanne Leibee at sleibee@lexingtonky.gov. You may also drop the forms off at any golf course. 

Volunteering with Parks & Recreation will provide opportunities to meet people, make the park system better than it is and to get outdoors.

Contact Suzanne Leibee at (859) 288-2962 or sleibee@lexingtonky.gov for further information.

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