The City of Lynchburg Department of Parks and Recreation offers a variety of services and activities to residents and visitors. We maintain 17 parks, which offer organized and open areas for recreation, enjoying a picnic, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and children’s play. Over 40 miles of our trails wind through Lynchburg and are suited for a variety of activities including walking, mountain biking, hiking, and running. Community residents also enjoy the use of nine recreation centers, which are utilized for planned group programs, birthdays, baby showers, community meetings, and their outdoor amenities.

In addition, Parks and Recreation facilitates many events for outside organizations, but has also hosted several community events. We invite you to explore our website and Find Your Fun with us!

Our Mission

The Mission of the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the health and happiness of our diverse community by stewarding parks, public spaces, and trails, and offering comprehensive recreation services.

Our Vision

A City where everyone has access to the many benefits that parks, trails, and recreation programs have to offer by removing financial, physical, transportation and awareness barriers. A state of mind that seeks to improve the human condition, embrace and protect the natural environment and lift the community with good vibrations. A department survivor that has earned the right to be a core essential City service, overcoming old paradigm obstacles by creating our own opportunities through workforce perseverance, self-respect, creativity, and citizen advocacy.