Oh what fun! Lynchburg Parks and Recreation’s Winter/Spring 2016 activities are now available online! And this time, we’ve increased our offerings to include more of what you love and SO MANY new things for you to try. Now is your chance to get active, to pick up a new hobby, or to just try something new altogether.
The 2016 Winter/Spring Activity Guide is your ticket to adventurous winter and spring activities and programs, and also features articles and stories on Parks and Rec history and news, as well as a letter from our new director, Jenny Jones, and a spotlight on Mayor Michael Gillette.
The activity guide will once again be mailed to Lynchburg residents, but if you don’t want to wait to read all about the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation happenings, you can check out the guide online by clicking below. You can also view all of the new programs right here on our website. Just click the ‘View Programs Online’ button below.
Didn’t receive a paper copy to your mailbox? Pick one up at any of our community centers or at select Lynchburg locations.
Check out the new programs we’re looking forward to:
First Day Hike and Dine
Start the New Year right (or walk off the night before)! Join us as we hike the Peaks of Otter’s famous Sharp Top Mountain. After we’ve worked up our appetites, we’ll hit the seafood buffet at Peaks of Otter Lodge before returning to Lynchburg. Five dollar fee includes round trip transportation from the Miller Center and a knowledgeable trail guide. Dinner price not included.
Join the fastest growing adult league in Lynchburg! Our dodgeball league is just like the dodgeball of your youth, except everyone gets picked and the balls are much softer – hooray! Sign up with a team or register as a free agent beginning in March.
Join us for an afternoon brew tour in beautiful Nelson County, home of the Virginia craft beer revolution. We will provide transportation to four different breweries (Devils Backbone, Wild Wolf, Blue Mountain, Bold Rock Cidery), photos in front of the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, road snacks, and fun company.
Ukulele for Everyone
We are offering five four-week-long ukulele courses for various ages this season. Classes do not require previous experience and will be taught in a fun and relaxed way. Students will need to bring their own instrument. Visit our program and activity page for a complete list of courses and dates.
Learn the basics of Martial Arts with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation! Students are introduced to the codified systems and traditions of martial art combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development. Participants will learn in a fun environment suitable for children, teens, and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by the Monday before class.
Snow Tubing at Wintergreen Resort
Lynchburg City Schools are out of session, so make it a snow day with the family and travel with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation to Virginia’s largest tubing park, The Plunge, at Wintergreen Mountain Resort. Participants will meet up and depart from Miller Center Parking lot at 11:00am. After the 90 minute tubing session, from 1:30pm-3:00pm, we’ll head to the Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company for dinner and drinks on your own before returning back to Miller Center.
Art and Chocolate Party
What could be better on a Friday night than a fondue bar and a painting party?! Our answer: multiple themed parties! Join Lynchburg Parks and Recreation for Family Night, Girl’s Night Out, Couple’s Night, Snowman and general painting parties that will run January through March. Classes are taught by Lisa Floyd, who brings over 40 years of artistic experience. Her studio and gallery at Smith Mountain Lake has been featured in nearly every publication in the area. Check it out for yourself!
Bring your date out for an evening of “wild” romance as we celebrate Valentine’s Day by exploring the weird world of animal mating! Parks and Rec Naturalists will share the wackiest facts and videos about the animals we know and love.
Indian Cooking with Mahabuba Akhter
Anyone aged 12+ can learn to cook with spices and make traditional Indian cuisine. Classes take place once a month, January through April and include chicken curry, bengali vegan dishes, shrimp malayi curry, and chicken shish kabob.
Now is your chance to learn all the super fresh dance moves you been wanting to do! Bboy DirtyRoc brings 7 years of experience in the hip-hop scene to teach participants the foundational movements of break dancing, as well as the history and culture of one of the most popular hip hop dance styles.
Celebrate Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation. This year we’re offering two activities including the screening of the Hollywood Drama Selma, and a presentation by Ann Van De Graaf from Africa House.
How Do I Register?
Registration for classes and activities can be done in one of the following two ways.
1. IN PERSON Visit our offices at Miller Center, 301 Grove Street, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm to register in person. One of our friendly customer service staff members would be happy to assist you.
2. ONLINE Most of our classes are available for online registration. Activities with special registration instructions (for example, adult athletic leagues) will be notes in the activity description. If you have any issues navigating online registration, feel free to call us at (434) 455-5858 and we will be happy to walk you through it.