Whether you’re looking for take out, delivery, or a grocery store to get your food, we’ve got you covered with the list below. This list will be updated as new information is sent to us. If you would like to be added to list, simply email wheretoeat@lynchburgva.gov

For the complete list, click HERE.

Although ESF 11 (Food Distribution) and ESF 17 (Volunteer and Donation Management) have been partially activated, the call centers have not been activated yet.


 
As of March 27, 2020.

Due to health concerns, sadly we must announce the decision to temporarily close all city basketball courts. This decision is effective immediately. Our crews will be taking down basketball hoops at all courts over the next few days. The nature of basketball as a sport does not allow for social distancing which is very important to doing our part to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Our parks and trail system are otherwise open and still offer all citizens many opportunities for recreation and enjoying our many natural resources. While at the same time, we strongly recommend to continue following the CDC guidelines of social distancing and hygiene.


 
As of March 25, 2020.

All classes, programs, and facilities (except for parks and trails) are closed/cancelled through April 30.


 
As of March 20, 2020.

All classes, events, and facilities (except for parks and trails) are closed/cancelled through April 6.


 
As of March 18, 2020.

The Miller Center, located at 301 Grove St., is closed to the public through March 31, 2020, in accordance with the recommendations from the CDC for the safety and health of our patrons, staff, instructors, and volunteers. This is a quickly changing situation and as such the opening date could be delayed or altered.

 


 
As of March 16, 2020.

All Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities are suspended through  March 31. All rentals currently reserved through March 31 are being cancelled, however they will receive full refunds. We will not be accepting reservations for any date through May 15 at this point. We will continue to evaluate the situation daily and make changes as necessary. 

 
As such, the following facilities will also be closed through March 31:
• Templeton Senior Center 
• Jackson Heights Art Center
• Jefferson Park Neighborhood Center
• Diamond Hill Neighborhood Center
• College Hill Neighborhood Center
• Yoder Neighborhood Center
• Daniels Hill Neighborhood Center
• Fairview Neighborhood Center 

At this time,  all of our parks and trails are still open, including bathroom facilities and playgrounds. Our facilities’ staff have increased their efforts in sanitizing the high traffic area surfaces. Please keep  in mind, we are unable to sanitize playground equipment effectively. Playing on this equipment is at your own  risk. Please take measures to ensure your children are safe by following CDC guidelines listed below.  

 
We continue to ask those in our area to follow guidelines set by the CDC: 
• Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, using warm running water, soap and scrubbing for at least 20 seconds 
• Avoid touching your face
• When possible, practice social distancing and avoid handshakes
• Sneeze and/or cough into your sleeve or tissues
• Remain at home if you are showing signs of illness 

This is a quickly-changing situation; in the event that an entire season is cancelled, we will notify customers by email and/or telephone, and general notifications will be made via our social media pages and this website. Refunds will be issued for all cancelled classes. When it is decided for events and classes to resume a normal schedule, notifications will be made via email and/or telephone, as well as our social media accounts and this website. For additional questions, please call (434) 455-5858. 

 

 

 


As of March 13, 2020.

In light of recent recommendations for the health and well-being of our senior citizens, all Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department Senior Programs, as well as the Templeton Senior Center, are suspended through March 31, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our senior fitness program, Fit & Strong.

The Nature Zone located in Miller Center will be closed until April 3. The scheduled children’s programs with the Nature Zone will continue as planned until further notice.

The Art Expo hosted at the City Armory on April 4 has been postponed. If a makeup date is chosen, it will be announced on our website and our social media accounts.

The Square Dance scheduled for March 13 at the Aviary has been cancelled.

The softball tournament at Peaks View Park scheduled for March 14 & 15 has also been cancelled.

All Parks & Recreation based trips that were scheduled through March 31 are cancelled.

The Jackson Heights Art Studio is closed through March 31.

At this time, all of our parks and trails are still open, including bathroom facilities. Our facilities staff have increased their efforts in sanitizing the high traffic area surfaces. We are also providing disinfectants to those that are using our conference rooms and spaces in the Miller Center. Adult and children‘s recreation programs and classes are still being held as scheduled.

We will continue to evaluate the situation daily and make changes as necessary.

We continue to ask those in our area to follow guidelines set by the CDC: 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, using warm running water, soap and scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • When possible, practice social distancing and avoid handshakes
  • Sneeze and/or cough into your sleeve or tissues
  • Remain at home if you are showing signs of illness

 

This is a quickly-changing situation; in the event that an entire season is cancelled, we will notify customers by email and/or telephone, and general notifications will be made via our social media pages and this website. Refunds will be issued for all cancelled classes. When it is decided for events and classes to resume a normal schedule, notifications will be made via email and/or telephone, as well as our social media accounts and this website. For additional questions, please call (434) 455-5858.