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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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Coastal Seashell Monogram Art
Templeton Center
4/14/2020 - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Easter Wreaths
Miller Center
4/2/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Gourd Bird House
Templeton Center
3/10/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00
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Magical Leprechaun Garden
Templeton Center
2/27/2020 - Thu Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 8+
$15.00
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Mother’s Day Cards
Miller Center
4/30/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 3–15
$10.00
Dance
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Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Miller Center
1/13/2020 - 5/11/2020 Mon Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Beginner Line Dance
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $45.00
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Beginner Tap AM
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Beginner Tap PM | Level 2
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Cajun Dance Party
Miller Park Aviary
2/22/2020 - Sat Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00
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Children's Afro-Caribbean Dance
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Children's Ballet and Modern Dance
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: Varies
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Children's Tap
Miller Center
1/13/2020 - 5/11/2020 Mon Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 7 - 11
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Intermediate Tap PM
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Silver Slippers
Miller Center
3/12/2020 - 4/16/2020 Thu Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 50+
$30.00 LR | $35.00
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Soul Line Dance
Diamond Hill Center
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 50+
$30.00
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Square Dance
Miller Park Aviary
3/13/2020 - Fri Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$5.00 in advance | $8.00 at the door
Multi Media
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Adult Art Camp
Miller Center
5/11/2020 - 5/15/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Art Expo
Armory
4/4/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
Music
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Hill City Ukulele Circle
Miller Center
January - April Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 10+
FREE
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Hot Karaoke on a Cold Afternoon
Templeton Center
2/25/2020 - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Irish Jigs and Reels
Templeton Center
3/24/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Lynchburg Lyrics Song Writers Competition
Miller Center
3/28/2020 - Sat Start: 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00 artist application | $5.00 for spectators
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Spring Celebration Karaoke Sing Along
Templeton Center
4/28/2020 - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Painting
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Acrylics with Linda Series
Templeton Senior Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Family Paint Night
Miller Center
3/3/2020 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 6+
$10.00
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Introduction to Acrylics Series
Templeton Senior Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Mother's Day Paint Night
Miller Center
5/8/2020 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$10.00
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Oil Painting Express Series
Templeton Senior Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $45.00
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Watercolors Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
Pottery
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Children's Pottery Class
Jackson Heights
2/4/2020 - 3/10/2020 Tue Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 7–13
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Handbuilt & Wheel | Saturday AM
Jackson Heights
2/8/2020 - 2/29/2020 Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$65.00 LR | $80.00
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Handbuilt & Wheel | Tuesday AM
Jackson Heights
Varies - Tue Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Handbuilt & Wheel | Tuesday PM
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Handbuilt & Wheel | Wednesday PM
Jackson Heights
Varies - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Pottery | Open Studio
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$10.00
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Pottery | Sculpture
Jackson Heights
3/23/2020 - 4/27/2020 Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$90.00 LR | $105.00
Stained Glass
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Stained Glass Panel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00
Theatre
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Spring Break Theater Camp
Miller Center
4/13/2020 - 4/17/2020 Mon,–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–16
$130.00 LR | $145.00

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
Challenged Sports Exchange
Central Virginia United
Central Virginia Volleyball Association
Girls on the Run
Hill City Youth Football and Cheerleading
Lynchburg Little League Baseball
Lynchburg Tennis Patrons Association
Healthy Kids Running Series

Adult Athletics
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Adult Evening Tennis Lessons
Peaks View Park
4/27/2020 - 5/20/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Adult Softball
Peaks View Park
Varies - Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$450.00 per team + $15.00 per Non-Residentident
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Adult Volleyball
To Be Announced
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$450.00 LR | + $15.00 per non-resident
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Pickleball Open Gym
Armory
1/7/2020 - 3/10/2020 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Fifty-Plus Putt Putt Miniature Golf
Putt Putt Fun Center
4/6/2020 - 4/27/2020 Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$3.25 for two games
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Fifty-Plus Softball
Peaks View Park
4/1/2020 - 4/29/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00
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Fifty-Plus Weekly Bowling
Fort Hill Bowling Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
Youth Athletics
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Girls Softball Clinic
Peaks View Park
3/28/2020 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 5–15
FREE
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High School Tennis
Peaks View Park
4/27/2020 - 5/20/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 14–18
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Lynchburg Girls Softball
Peaks View Park
4/18/2020 - 7/1/2020 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: Varies
$40.00 LR | $55.00
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March Madness
Armory
3/12/2020 - 3/13/2020 Thu, Fri Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 12–18
FREE
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Middle School Tennis
Peaks View Park
4/27/2020 - 5/20/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 11–14
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Youth Tennis
Peaks View Park
4/27/2020 - 5/20/2020 Mon, Wed Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$50.00 LR | $65.00

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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Adult Art Camp
Miller Center
5/11/2020 - 5/15/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
Specialty Camps
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Spring Break Theater Camp
Miller Center
4/13/2020 - 4/17/2020 Mon,–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–16
$130.00 LR | $145.00

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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Cupping
Miller Center
3/26/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$10.00
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Kids in the Kitchen Series
Miller Center
4/8/2020 - Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: Varies
$15.00
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Make and Bake Series
Miller Center
4/7/2020 - Thu Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 7–10
$15.00
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Sourdough Bread
Meet at Miller Center
3/31/2020 - Tue Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Templeton Center Luncheon Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Varies Tue Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
$5.00
Enrichment
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AARP Smart Driver Class
Templeton Center
3/17/2020 - 3/19/2020 Tue, Thu Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$15.00 for AARP members | $20.00 for non-members
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AARP Tax Aid
Templeton Center
2/1/2020 - 4/15/2020 Mon, Wed, Sat Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Coffee Connection
Templeton Center
1/9/2020 - 4/30/2020 Thu Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Senior Center
Varies - Varies Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Documentary | The Gardener
Templeton Center
2/25/2020 - Tue Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Lunch with Lynchburg Daily Bread
Templeton Center
Varies - Varies Thu Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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New to Lynchburg
Templeton Center
3/3/2020 - 3/31/2020 Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00
Games
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Canasta | Hand, Knee, Foot Game Lessons
Templeton Center
3/12/2020 - 3/26/2020 Thu Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 30+
$15.00
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Trivial Pursuit
Templeton Center
2/13/2020 - 3/12/2020 Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Gardening
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Deer Management for the Home Gardener
Templeton Center
1/30/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Hydroponics for the Family
Miller Center
4/28/2020 - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 8+
$10.00
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Little Gardeners
Miller Center
3/19/2020 - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
$10.00
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Rain Barrel Workshop
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE | $50.00 to purchase a rain barrel
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Rain Garden Workshop
Peaks View Park
4/30/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$5.00
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Secrets of Trees & Forests Revealed
Templeton Center
3/12/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Literary
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New Chapter Book Group
Givens Book Store
1/27/2020 - 4/27/2020 Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Young, Lit & Free | Creative & Performance Writing
Jefferson Park Center
1/28/2020 - 4/28/2020 Tue Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 13–18
FREE
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Young, Lit & Free | Open Mic Nights
Miller Center
Varies - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 13–18
FREE
Preschool
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Little Gardeners
Miller Center
3/19/2020 - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
$10.00
Presentations
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AARP | Decluttering and Downsizing
Templeton Center
2/11/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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AARP | Fraud Watch Network Seminar
Templeton Center
1/23/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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American Red Cross | General Water Safety
Miller Center
4/7/2020 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 14+
FREE
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Beyond HGTV | Home Buying
Miller Center
3/25/2020 - Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Hear's What You’ve Been Missing
Templeton Center
2/20/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Historic Building Tours
Fort Early | Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Lavender for Home and Health
Miller Center
3/3/2020 - Tue Start: 6:00PM
Ages: 10+
$8.00
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Marshall Expedition Film Screening
Miller Center
3/18/2020 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Medicare 101 Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Recognizing and Understanding Dementia
Templeton Center
2/6/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Senior Health Issues and Home Health Care
Templeton Center
3/10/2020 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Technology
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Smartphone Basics for Seniors
Templeton Center
2/18/2020 - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 50+
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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Art Expo
Armory
4/4/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Bee-u-tiful Lynchburg!
Community Market
4/25/2020 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Cajun Dance Party
Miller Park Aviary
2/22/2020 - Sat Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00
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Clean Your Block Party
Varies
4/18/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Leap Day Fun
Miller Center
2/29/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 3–5
$12.50 LR | $20.00
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Lynchburg Lyrics Song Writers Competition
Miller Center
3/28/2020 - Sat Start: 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00 artist application | $5.00 for spectators
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March Madness
Armory
3/12/2020 - 3/13/2020 Thu, Fri Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 12–18
FREE
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Paint the Park Project
Lynchburg Rotary Centennial Skate Park
- Varies Start: Sunrise
Ages: All ages
FREE
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Square Dance
Miller Park Aviary
3/13/2020 - Fri Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$5.00 in advance | $8.00 at the door

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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Blackwater Creek Walking Group
Templeton Center
4/7/2020 - 4/28/2020 Tue Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: 50+
$12.00
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Cardio Fit & Tone
Templeton Center
1/2/2020 - 4/30/2020 Tue, Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Chair Yoga
Templeton Center
1/9/2020 - 2/27/2020 Thu Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Fairview Fitness
Fairview Center
1/3/2020 - 4/29/2020 Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 11:45 AM
Ages: 50+
$24.00 LR | $36.00
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Fit and Strong
Miller Center
1/21/2020 - 4/9/2020 Tue, Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Fit and Strong
Miller Center
1/21/2020 - 4/9/2020 Tue, Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Tai Chi
Templeton Center
1/7/2020 - 4/28/2020 Tue Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Yoga AM
Templeton Center
1/7/2020 - 4/28/2020 Tue Start: 8:15 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Yoga PM
Templeton Center
1/2/2020 - 4/30/2020 Thu Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Zumba PM
Templeton Center
1/1/2020 - 4/30/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
Wellness
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Cat Yoga
Templeton Center
3/14/2020 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$5.00
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Genetics | Family Health, Past, Present, and Future
Templeton Center
4/7/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Senior Program Recreation Shuffle | Fairview Center
Fairview Center
9/4/2019 - 5/29/2020 Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Senior Program Recreation Shuffle | Yoder Center
Yoder Center
9/3/2019 - 5/29/2020 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Teddy Talks Series
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE

Nature

Nature Programs
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Plant For the Future
Templeton Center
4/30/2020 - Thu Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$5.00
Outdoor Recreation
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Archery
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Sat Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Basic Hunter Education Course
Miller Center
3/28/2020 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 10+
$5.00
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Ladies Night Out Series
Varies - Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Lynchburg JOAD Club
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 8–17
$30.00 LR | $45.00
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Maple Sugaring
Miller Park
2/22/2020 - Sat Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00
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Survival Saturday
Ivy Creek Park
4/4/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 16+
$30.00 LR | $40.00

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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After-School Program
Neighborhood Centers
August 2019 - May 2020 Mon–Fri Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 6–17
FREE
Out-Of-School Programs
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Preschool Play Group
Daniel's Hill Center
9/4/2019 - 5/22/2020 Wed, Fri Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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School's Out | Fairview
Fairview Center
8/5/2019 - 12/31/2019 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: 6–12
$80.00
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Youth Open Recreation | Daniel's Hill
Daniel's Hill Center
10/11/2019 - 5/5/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 6–12
FREE
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Youth Open Recreation | Diamond Hill
Diamond Hill Center
10/11/2019 - 5/5/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 6–12
FREE
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Youth Open Recreation | Jefferson Park
Jefferson Park Center
11/5/2019 - 5/29/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 6–12
FREE
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Youth Open Recreation | Yoder Center
Yoder Center
10/11/2019 - 5/5/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 6–12
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. 

Support Group Programs
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Sibshops
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies

Trips

In addition to our various classes, programs, and activities offered, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation has also added new excursions to our offerings. Join us for a day-long hike, a shopping trip, or a brewery tour. If you’re looking to get away for the day, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation can help!

Trips
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Charlottesville Shopping Trip
Templeton Center
4/10/2020 - Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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P. Buckley Moss Museum
Meet at Miller Center
4/24/2020 - Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$20.00
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Point of Honor House Tour & Candlemaking Workshop
Templeton Center
3/20/2020 - Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00
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Sandusky House Tour
Templeton Center
3/13/2020 - Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$5.00
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Sense & Sensibility Theater Production
Meet at Templeton Center
2/25/2020 - Tue Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00