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The Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Arts programs offer a wide variety of classes for children, teens, and adults to assist participants in exploring their creative side. Whether your interested in drawing, painting, dance, stained glass, pottery, knitting, or multi-media art classes and programs, chances are Lynchburg Parks and Recreation offers it! All Arts programs are held at our community centers throughout Lynchburg City where participants have the chance to explore both basic and more advanced techniques with experienced instructors.  

Crafts
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Fresh Greens Holiday Wreath
Miller Center
12/3/2022 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Mandala Tree Ornaments
Templeton Center
12/6/2022 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
Dance
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Children's Afro-Caribbean
Templeton Center
9/12/2022 - 12/12/2022 Mon Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4-7
$105.00 LR | $120.00
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Continuing Tap
Miller Center
Varies - 12/15/2022 Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$36.00 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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Modern Line Dance | Intermediate
Templeton Center
9/6/2022 - 12/13/2022 Tue Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00 LR | $106.00
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Soul Line Dance w/Micky
Diamond Hill Center
9/12/2022 - 12/19/2022 Mon Start: Varies
Ages: 12+
FREE
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Teen & Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
9/12/2022 - 12/12/2022 Mon Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$105.00 LR | $120.00
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Tween Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
9/12/2022 - 12/12/2022 Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8-11
$105.00 LR | $120.00
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: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
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Watercolors Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$26.00 LR | $32.00
Pottery
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Family Pottery Night
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 5+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Open Studio
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$22.00 per session OR $132.00 8-session punch card
Stained Glass
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Beginner Stained Glass Abstract Workshop
Jackson Heights
11/18/2022 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$30.00 LR | $38.00

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
Southwest Virginia Association Hill City Football & Cheerleading

Adult Athletics
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Co-ed Volleyball
Varies - Varies Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$450.00 per team + $15.00 per non resident player
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Pickleball Open Gym
Armory
9/20/2022 - 12/20/2022 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $45.00
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Women's Volleyball
11/11/2022 - 3/31/2023 Fri Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$450.00 per team + $15.00 per non resident player
Youth Athletics
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Basketball Instructional Program
City Armory
1/7/2023 - 2/25/2023 Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–8
$40.00 LR | $55.00
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Boys Basketball
Varies
11/14/2022 - 3/4/2023 Sat Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$60.00 LR | $75.00
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Girls Basketball
City Armory
11/17/2022 - 3/4/2023 Sat Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$60.00 LR | $75.00

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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Bake with Me Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 2–5
$12.00 LR | $15.00
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Lynchburg Gingerbread House Challenge
Miller Center
12/16/2022 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$30.00 LR | $38.00 Per Team
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Thanksgiving Luncheon
Templeton Center
11/22/2022 - Tue Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
$8.00
Enrichment
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AMEND Together Program
Diamond Hill Center
9/13/2022 - 2/7/2023 Tue Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 10+
FREE
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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DIY Ugly Holiday Sweaters
Miller Center
11/30/2022 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 6+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Learn about Human Services
Diamond Hill Center
9/27/2022 - 12/27/2022 Tue Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Salute to Veterans
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
FREE
Games
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Canasta
Templeton Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Mahjong
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue | Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Social Dominoes
Templeton Center
10/3/2022 - 12/12/2022 Mon Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Literary
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Hill City Writers Group
Templeton Center
5/3/2022 - 12/20/2022 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Presentations
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Salute to Veterans
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Templeton Holiday Open House
Templeton Center
12/1/2022 - Thu Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE

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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Celebration of Lights
Riverside Park
12/2/2022 - 1/1/2023 Daily Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE | Carriage Rides $48.00 for group of 6
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Happy Pawlidays
Miller Center
12/10/2022 - Sat Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: All Ages
$5.00 per dog
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Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration | Virtual
Virtual
12/26/2022 - 1/1/2023 Sun–Sat Start:
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Storytime & Waffles with Santa
Miller Park Aviary
12/17/2022 - Sat Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00 LR | $13.00

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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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
9/1/2022 - 12/16/2022 Mon–Thu Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Modern Line Dance | Intermediate
Templeton Center
9/6/2022 - 12/13/2022 Tue Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00 LR | $106.00
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Tai Chi
Templeton Center
9/6/2022 - 12/13/2022 Tue Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00 LR | $106.00 Season / $7.00 LR | $9.00 Drop-in
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Tai Chi at Daniel's Hill
Daniel's Hill Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $38.00
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Yoga PM
Templeton Center
9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$120.00 LR | $135.00 Season / $8.00 LR | $10.00 Drop-in
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Zumba Gold
College Hill Center | Daniel's Hill Center
Varies - Tue | Thu Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Zumbini
Diamond Hill Center | Jefferson Park Center
Varies - Mon | Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: Newborn–4
FREE
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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Fresh Green Holiday Wreaths | Nature Walk
Miller Center
12/3/2022 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 16+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Toddler Series
Varies
Varies - Thu Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 2–5
$8.00 LR | $10.00
Outdoor Recreation
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Lynchburg Beginner JOAD Club
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 8–17
$40.00 LR | $50.00

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. 

Out-Of-School Programs
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Head Start Mobile Classroom
Neighborhood Centers
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 3–4
FREE
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Learn & Play Program
Varies
Varies - 6/1/2023 Mon–Fri Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 6–18
FREE
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Preschool Play Group
Daniel's Hill Center | 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 Rec Culinary Lessons
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Therapeutic Recreation Wednesdays
Templeton Center
9/7/2022 - 12/14/2022 Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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