Sports and fitness

Therapeutic Recreation programs provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy activities through recreation, leisure and play. Our programs are designed to enhance the overall health and wellness of persons with special needs. TR programs allow participants to showcase their talents and abilities through various recreational opportunities.  

Lexington Parks & Recreation is committed to safety as our community works to protect residents from COVID-19. In accordance with state government and CDC guidelines, select Therapeutic Recreation events have been canceled. Contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department at (859) 288-2928 for more information.

Register online for all of the TR sports and fitness programs, unless otherwise noted.

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Spring programs and activities

Adult Fitness

Limited to 25 people

Stay healthy and active through a variety of fitness activities and sports.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Dec. 14
No class: Oct. 19, Nov. 21, and Nov. 23
Time: 1 – 3 p.m. 
Location: Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper St.
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $132.50 | $106.00 with scholarship

Tuesdays between Sep. 12 and Oct. 10 – We plan to participate in the Miracle League Baseball Program at Shillito Park. 
There will be an additional charge of $10 payable to the YMCA. 


Strikes, turkeys, and spares are just part of the fun with the TR bowling league. Ramps are available.

Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 2 – Oct. 21 
Time: 1 – 3 p.m. 
Location: Southland Bowling Lanes, 205 Southland Drive
Ages: 13 and over
Cost: $26.50 registration fee, $8 cash per week to Southland Bowling Lanes

Indoor Bocce

Come out to learn how to play Bocce using indoor equipment at the Kenwick Community Center. This program will be open to individuals with and without disabilities. This will be a fun and social activity where everyone can play.

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept.6 – Oct. 18 
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Kenwick Community Center, 313 Owsley Avenue 
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $26.50 registration fee

Miracle League Baseball

Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 10
Time: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or noon. 
Location: Shillito Park – Miracle League baseball field
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $10 made payable to the YMCA. If you are a new player, please let Brent know. 


Learn basic and safe archery skills. Equipment provided. Limited to 12 people. 

Date: Wednesdays, Oct. 25 – Dec. 6
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St.
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $74.20 or $63.60 with a scholarship 


Learn basic yoga skills while increasing flexibility, toning muscles, and improving overall health and wellness. Bring your own bottled water and a towel. Yoga mats will be provided. 

Dates: Mondays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 13
Time: 10:30  – 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson Street
Ages: 18 and over
Cost: $53 or $42.40 with a scholarship

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Staff and volunteers work one-on-one with participants to ensure a safe and fun horseback riding experience. There will be one six-week riding session limited to four students per class. Participants may not weigh more than 220 pounds. A physician's exam will be required in some cases. Participants are REQUIRED to provide their own ASTM-ESI riding helmets. No online registration for this class. Submit a paper registration form to the Dunbar Community Center ASAP. 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 11 – Nov. 16. (No class on Oct. 20 and Nov. 24) 
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. and 3 – 4 p.m.

  • Session 1: Monday, 2 – 3 p.m. For new students who have never participated in our program before (if not full, we can put returning students in session)

  • Session 2: Monday, 3 – 4 p.m. | Returining Riders

  • Session 3: Wednesday, 2 – 3 p.m. | Returning riders

  • Session 4: Wednesday, 3 – 4 p.m. | Returning riders

Location: Masterson Station Park Tack Barn, 3415 Shamrock Lane
Ages: 13 and over
Cost: $159 for the six-week session. No make-up classes will be available. 

LATE POLICY: The program will start at the scheduled time. If you are going to be up to five minutes late for Horsemanship, you must call us at (859) 509-4748 or (859) 310-5216 to let us know. If you are going to be more than five minutes late, your session for the day will be canceled with no refund. 

Adaptive Aquatics

Learn basic water safety skills and work on your swim strokes with this class. One-on-one instruction will be provided for most participants. The YMCA requires that participants wear swim diapers/plastic pants (snug fitting) if the participant does not possess bowel or bladder control. This class will be limited to 12 people. No online registration for this class. Submit a paper registration form to the Dunbar Community Center ASAP. 

Dates: Mondays, Oct. 23 – Dec. 11

  • Session 1: Monday, 2:30 – 3 p.m.

  • Session 2: Monday, 3 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Session 3: 3:30 – 4 p.m. 

Location: Beaumont YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Center Circle 
Ages: 4 and over
Cost: $74.20 or $63.60 with a scholarship 
Note: Each class will be for a total of 30 minutes, it is very important that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled swim time to change and enter the water on time.