AIMG_4995re you looking to schedule a custom program or party with Lynchburg Parks & Recreation? Our staff can customize just about any program or party to fit your needs and interests. Scroll down to learn more about our programs and parties.

Our trained naturalists offer environmental education and outdoor adventure custom programs for groups of all ages. Programs are designed for everyone and every occasion – from Scouts to neighborhood groups, social clubs to family reunions. Each program is tailored to the needs of your group. Also make sure to ask about grade specific programs that can meet scholastic SOLs. Fees vary and are based on program type.

Adventure Programs:
Creek Critters, Backyard Bugs,  Pond Life, Learn to Canoe, Learn to Kayak, Learn to Fish, Seasonal Hikes, Geocaching, Orienteering, Archery

Live Animal Programs
Animal Adventure, Wild Winter Wonders, Cold-Blooded Buddies, Quit Bugging Me, Freshwater Friends, Home Is Where Your Habitat Is, and more!

Call 434-455-5828 or email for more information. 


Birthday Parties

birthdayLooking for a “wild” adventure for your child’s next birthday? The Nature Zone staff can help with that! Why not try an animal safari or an outdoor adventure party at the beautiful Ivy Creek Park? The Nature Zone staff can even “tweak” one of our programs to better suit your child’s interests!

Each birthday party package includes:

  1. 2-hour rental of Miller Center community room OR Ivy Creek picnic shelter
  2. 45-minute program led by park naturalist
  3. Tables & chairs OR picnic tables, with tablecloths
  4. Birthday cake & punch with plates, cups, napkins, forks

Party Options:
– Nature Zone Live Animal Safari Parties at the Miller Center – $200
– Outdoor Adventure Parties at Ivy Creek Park – $200

How to Schedule a Birthday Party
Parties are scheduled based on staff and space availability. As soon as you know what day you want to schedule your birthday party, call the Nature Zone to reserve your space. Saturday and Sunday parties are available: from 10 AM – Noon or 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.  Outdoor Adventure parties and Nature Zone parties can be scheduled during the week, as well. Call 434-455-5828 or email for more information. Parties are limited to 15 participants, and adult supervision is required.

Payment in full must be received 2 weeks prior to the party to hold the date. Payment can be made in person or by mail at the Miller Center, 301 Grove Street, Lynchburg, VA  24501. We accept cash, check or credit card in person, and check or credit card only by mail.