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Fairy Terrariums
Templeton Center
8/13/2024 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Grandparent's Day Craft Tasting
Miller Center
9/7/2024 - Sat Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 5+
$10.00
Dance
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Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
5/6/2024 - 8/26/2024 Mon Start: Varies
Ages: 5+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Ballet & Modern Dance | Adult
Miller Center
7/10/2024 - 8/14/2024 Wed Start: 6:15 PM
Ages: 18+
$50.00 LR | $62.00
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Children's Craft & Dance
Miller Center
7/10/2024 - 7/31/2024 Wed Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$45.00 LR | $55.00
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Fairview Line Dance
Fairview Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Line Dance Workshop with Micky
Diamond Hill Center
8/3/2024 - Sat Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$5.00
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Soul Line Dance Series
Diamond Hill Center
Varies - Mon | Wed Start: Varies
Ages: 21+
FREE
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Superhero Tap
Miller Center
7/11/2024 - 8/1/2024 Thu Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 5–10
$35.00 LR | $44.00
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Tap | 50+
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$36.00 LR | $45.00 Session / $8.00 LR | $9.00 Drop In
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Tap | Adult
Miller Center
7/11/2024 - 8/15/2024 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$50.00 LR | $62.00
Multi Media
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Beginner Printmaking | Collagraph
Templeton Center
7/9/2024 - 7/16/2024 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
Music
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Hill City Ukulele Circle
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 10+
FREE
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The Miller SongCircle
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
FREE
Needle Arts
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Knit or Knot Knitting Group
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Painting/Drawing
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Acrylic Paint Night
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Landscape Painting in Oils
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
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Watercolors | Floral Arrangement
Templeton Center
7/30/2024 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$50.00 LR | $63.00
Pottery
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Cactus Plant Stakes
Jackson Heights
7/26/2024 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
Stained Glass
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Stained Glass | Tulip Window Hanging
Jackson Heights
Varies - Wed | Thu Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$175.00 LR | $190.00

Athletics

The Athletics program of the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department provides exciting team sports and programs for all ages throughout the community. We focus on good sportsmanship, team play, and fun activities for all participants. Whether you’re looking for competitive play or just plain fun, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation has leagues and athletic programs to suit all players! Learn more about our programs and athletics partners below.

Partner Organizations

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation partners with the following athletic organizations to offer additional programming for our citizens. Learn more about our Partner Organizations and visit their websites by visiting the links below.

Blue Ridge Lacrosse Club
Central Virginia United
Challenged Sports Exchange
Girls on the Run
Healthy Kids Running Series
Lynchburg Little League Baseball

Adult Athletics
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Adult Tennis Lessons
Peaks View Park
7/1/2024 - 8/15/2024 Mon, Wed Start: 7:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Lynchburg Legends 50+ Softball
Peaks View Park
4/9/2024 - 10/31/2024 Tu, Th Start: Varies
Ages: 50+
$70.00 Season or $10.00 per month
Youth Athletics
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Aces Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/1/2024 - 8/15/2024 Mon, Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 6–8
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Futures Tennis (M/W)
Peaks View Park
7/1/2024 - 8/14/2024 Mon, Wed Start: Varies
Ages: 8–10
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Futures Tennis (Tu/Th)
Peaks View Park
7/2/2024 - 8/15/2024 Tue, Thu Start: Varies
Ages: 8–10
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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High School Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/1/2024 - 8/17/2024 Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 14–18
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Hill City Hoops
Miller Park
7/5/2024 - 8/2/2024 Fri Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 12–18
FREE
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Little Hitters Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/1/2024 - 8/15/2024 Varies Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 4–6
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Middle School Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/1/2024 - 8/17/2024 Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 11–14
$75.00 LR | $90.00

Camps

Whether you’re looking to enroll your child in a half-day, full-day, or specialty camp, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation has it all! 

Day Camps
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Summer Lunch and Play
Neighborhood Centers
Varies - Mon–Fri Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
FREE
Specialty Camps
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Adult Art Camp
Jackson Heights
8/12/2024 - 8/16/2024 Mon–Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$80.00 LR | $95.00
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Crunch Master Camp
Miller Center
Varies - Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 7–11
$185.00 LR | $200.00
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Going for Gold Summer Olympics Camp
Miller Center
8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–11
$185.00 LR | $200.00
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Master Chef Jr. Mystery Box Camp
Miller Center
7/8/2024 | 7/22/2024 - Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 10–14
$225.00 LR | $240.00
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Waterbugs
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8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 9–13
FREE

Enrichment

At Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, we are big promoters of life-long learning. A new skill can help keep you sharp, give you an edge in the job market, or provide a fun, new hobby.

Culinary
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Couples Night Out | Farm to Table Dinner for 2
Miller Center
8/23/2024 - Fri Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$70.00 LR | $85.00
Enrichment
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Cycling Without Age | Percival's Island
Percival's Island
Varies - Fri Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Games
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Canasta
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Rummikub & Dominoes
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue | Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Table-Top Thursdays
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Gardening
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Rain Barrel Workshop
Miller Center
7/18/2024 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
FREE Workshop | $50.00 to purchase barrel
Literary
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Hill City Writers Group
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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New Chapter Book Club
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Preschool
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Preschool Play Group
Daniel's Hill | Yoder Center
Varies - Varies Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: Newborn–5
FREE
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Preschooligans Series
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
Varies
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Zumbini
Diamond Hill Center | Jefferson Park Center
Varies - Mon | Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: Newborn–4
$15.00 LR | $25.00

Events

In our parks, on our trails, and in our community centers, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer many special events, bringing the community together to celebrate, learn, and enjoy! Read below to find out what we have coming up soon. 

Events
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Great Cardboard Boat Race
Miller Park Pool
8/15/2024 - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 8+
$16.00 LR | $20.00

Health and Fitness

A healthy, active lifestyle is something we all strive towards, and taking classes at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is a great way to add a new activity or interest into the mix. At Parks and Recreation, we offer classes for all ages and abilities, at many different locations. Our goal is to make it easier for you to start reaching a new level of fitness that fits your schedule and meets your personal goals.

Fitness
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Cracked Vessel Taiji
Daniel's Hill Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $38.00
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Fairview Fitness
Fairview Center
Varies - Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 50+
$30.00 LR | $45.00
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Fairview Line Dance
Fairview Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Group Chair Exercise
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon–Thu Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Modern Line Dance | Mixed Level
Templeton Center
5/7/2024 - 8/13/2024 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$98.00 LR | $113.00 Session / $7.00 LR | $9.00 Drop-in
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Tai Chi | Beginner
Templeton Center
5/7/2024 - 8/13/2024 Tue Start: 4:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$112.00 LR | $127.00 Session / $8.00 LR | $10.00 Drop-in
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Tai Chi | Intermediate
Templeton Center
5/7/2024 - 8/13/2024 Tue Start: 3:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$112.00 LR | $127.00 Session / $8.00 LR | $10.00 Drop-in
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Yoga PM
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$110.00 LR | $130.00 Season / $8.00 LR | $10.00 Drop In
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Zumbini
Diamond Hill Center | Jefferson Park Center
Varies - Mon | Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: Newborn–4
$15.00 LR | $25.00
Wellness
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Recreation Shuffle | Senior Program
Neighborhood Centers
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 50+
FREE

Nature

Nature Programs
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Capturing Nature's Beauty | Cyanotype Workshop
Miller Center
7/29/2024 - Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$19.00 LR | $22.00
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Carnivorous Plants of North America
Miller Center
7/25/2024 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 13+
$30.00 LR | $35.00
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Lynchburg Mushroom Foray
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8/24/2024 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
$11.00 LR | $14.00
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Mycology Basics
Miller Center
8/23/2024 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
Outdoor Recreation
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Archery | Give it a Shot
Armstrong Gym
8/28/2024 - Wed Start: Varies
Ages: 8+
$20.00 LR | $30.00
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Canoeing 101
Ivy Creek Park
7/30/2024 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $37.00
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Kayak 101
Ivy Creek Park
8/1/2024 - Tue Start: Varies
Ages: 8+
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Ladies Night Out Series
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $30.00
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Paddle the James | Joshua Falls
Riveredge Park
7/20/2024 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 16+
$55.00 LR | $65.00

Out of School

After-School Programs at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation’s neighborhood centers provide a safe, happy place for your child to hang out after school and get that pesky homework done at a location convenient for your family. Healthy snacks, active, outdoor time, crafts activities, and tutoring are part of the daily activities at each center. 

After School Programs
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Learn & Play Program
Varies
Varies - Mon–Fri Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 6–18
FREE
Out-Of-School Programs
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Preschool Play Group
Daniel's Hill | Yoder Center
Varies - Varies Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: Newborn–5
FREE

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation is a process that adapts programs for those with special needs. These fun and adaptive programs allow participants to fully engage in fun, recreational activities with minimal assistance. Programs are intended to foster a sense of accomplishment, while improving mental and cognitive abilities in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Special Needs Programs
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Therapeutic Recreation Wednesdays
Templeton Center
Ongoing - Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$5.00 per Group
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