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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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Make & Take Crafternoons
Varies
Varies - Tue Start: 1:00PM
Ages: 8+
Varies
Dance
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Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Miller Center
7/6/2020 - 8/24/2020 Mon Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Beginner Tap AM
Miller Center
7/7/2020 - 8/11/2020 Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Chance Dance
Miller Center
7/8/2020 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 10–14
$10.00
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Dance Program Open House
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 2+
FREE
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Intro to Swing Dance
Miller Center
8/5/2020 - Wed Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00
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Kids Afro-Caribbean Dance
Miller Center
7/2/2020 - 8/20/2020 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 7–11
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Story Dance
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 4–6
$15.00 LR | $25.00
Multi Media
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Adult Photography Camp
Miller Center
8/10/2020 - 8/14/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Nature Photography
Miller Center
7/16/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00
Music
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Hill City Ukulele Circle
Miller Center
7/14/2020 - 8/25/2020 Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 10+
FREE
Painting
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Acrylic Pouring
Miller Center
8/5/2020 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$45.00 LR | $60.00
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Blue Jays in Acrylics
Templeton Center
8/24/2020 - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Oil Painting Express
Templeton Center
7/28/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $45.00
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Palm Trees in Acrylics
Templeton Center
7/27/2020 - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Sandy Beaches in Acrylics
Templeton Center
7/16/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Sunsets in Acrylics
Templeton Center
8/20/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Watercolors Express
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
Pottery
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Family Pottery Night | Watermelon Bowls
Jackson Heights
8/14/2020 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Hand-built & Wheel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Kids Pottery Camp
Jackson Heights
7/6/2020 - 7/10/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 7–12
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Open Studio
Jackson Heights
7/18/2020 - 9/5/2020 Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00
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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"Anything Goes!" Theater Camp
Miller Center
7/20/2020 - 7/24/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
$115.00 LR | $130.00

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 Kickball
Peaks View Park
9/15/2020 - 11/12/2020 Tue, Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00 LR | $100.00
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Adult Tennis Lessons
Peaks View Park
7/6/2020 - 8/12/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$50.00 LR | $65.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Fifty-Plus Putt Putt Miniature Golf
Putt Putt Fun Center
7/6/2020 - 8/31/2020 Mon Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
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Fifty-Plus Softball
Peaks View Park
Varies - Mon, Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00
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Weekly Bowling
Fort Hill Bowling Center
7/7/2020 - 8/25/2020 Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
Youth Athletics
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High School Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/6/2020 - 8/12/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 14–18
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Middle School Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/6/2020 - 8/12/2020 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 11–14
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Youth Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/6/2020 - 8/12/2020 Mon, Wed Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$70.00 LR | $85.00

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! 

Specialty Camps
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"Anything Goes!" Theater Camp
Miller Center
7/20/2020 - 7/24/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Adult Photography Camp
Miller Center
8/10/2020 - 8/14/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Conservation Camp
Miller Center
7/6/2020 - 7/10/2020 Mon– Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 9–14
$85.00 LR | $100.00
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International Master Chef Jr. Camp
Miller Center
7/27/2020 - 7/31/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 10–17
$125.00 LR | $140.00
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Kids Pottery Camp
Jackson Heights
7/6/2020 - 7/10/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 7–12
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Lunch and Play at Yoder
Yoder Center
6/8/2020 - 8/10/2020 Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
FREE
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Make and Bake Camp
Miller Center
7/13/2020 - 7/17/2020 Mon– Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 8–14
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Picture This! Kids Photography Camp
Miller Center
7/13/2020 - 7/17/2020 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 8–14
$115.00 LR | $130.00
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Power to the Poets | Author Academy Camp
Miller Center
7/27/2020 - 7/31/2020 Mon–Fri Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 11–17
$85.00 LR | $100.00

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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Cold Brew
Miller Center
7/23/2020 - Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 16+
$10.00
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Croissants
Community Market
8/3/2020 - Mon Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 5+
$15.00
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Gluten Free Desserts
Community Market
7/13/2020 - Mon Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 5+
$18.00
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Golden Gourmet Series
Varies - Fri Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
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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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Bars, Booze & Botany
Templeton Center
7/14/2020 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Lunch with Lynchburg Daily Bread
Templeton Center
5/7/2020 - 8/27/2020 Thu Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Games
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A Knight of Chess
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Bridge Club
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon, Wed, Fri Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Canasta and Board Games
Templeton Center
7/10/2020 - 8/28/2020 Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
7/7/2020 - 8/25/2020 Tue Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Social Mahjong
Templeton Center
7/2/2020 - 8/27/2020 Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 30+
FREE
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Wellness Bingo
Templeton Center
8/6/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Gardening
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Backyard Stormwater Management
Miller Center
8/13/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Flower Arranging with Kaye Moomaw
Templeton Center
8/11/2020 - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Introduction to Plants and Gardening
Miller Center
8/6/2020 - 8/27/2020 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $35.00
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Rain Barrel Workshop
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 16+
FREE Workshop | $50 to purchase rain barrel
Literary
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New Chapter Book Group
Givens Book Store
7/6/2020 - 8/24/2020 Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Preschool
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Water Quality Scavenger Hunt
Miller Center Parking Lot
8/27/2020 - Thu Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 3–6
$5.00
Presentations
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AARP | Decluttering and Downsizing
Templeton Center
8/27/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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AARP | Staying Sharp Through Brain Power
Templeton Center
8/4/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Companion Care for Seniors
Templeton Center
8/18/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Donating or Receiving Rehabilitation Equipment
Templeton Center
7/14/2020 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Saving the Ocean at Your Kitchen Sink
Templeton Center
8/20/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Services Available for Persons with Disabilities
Templeton Center
7/30/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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The Benefits of Care Management
Templeton Center
7/23/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
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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Paint the Park Project
Lynchburg Rotary Centennial Skate Park
- Varies Start: Sunrise
Ages: All ages
FREE

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
Varies - Tue Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Fairview Fitness
Jefferson Park Center
Varies - Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 11:45 AM
Ages: 50+
$24.00 LR | $36.00
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Tai Chi
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 4:00PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Video Chair Exercise
Templeton Center
7/6/2020 - 8/31/2020 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Start: 9:15 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Yoga in the Evening
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Yoga in the Morning
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 8:15 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Zumba in the Evening
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon, Wed Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
Wellness
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A Holistic Approach to Stress and Anxiety
Miller Center
8/20/2020 - Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
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Reduce Your Clutter, Simplify Your Life!
Miller Center
8/18/2020 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Senior Summer Recreation Shuffle Program
Daniel's Hill Center
6/8/2020 - 7/31/2020 Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Teddy Talks Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 2:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE

Nature

Nature Programs
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Nature Photography
Miller Center
7/16/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00
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Owl Prowl
Peaks View Park
8/21/2020 - Fri Start: 7:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
$8.50
Outdoor Recreation
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Advanced Archery for Adults
Fairview Center
7/25/2020 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $30.00
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Archery | Open Range
Fairview Center
7/25/2020 - Sat Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 8+
$10.00
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Blackwater Creek Paddle
Blackwater Creek Natural Area
7/23/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$8.50
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Canoe Quickstart for Adults
Ivy Creek Park
8/6/2020 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $37.00
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Introduction to Archery
Fairview Center
7/11/2020 - Sat Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Kayak Quickstart
Ivy Creek Park
- Varies Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Ladies Night Out | Sunset Paddle
Ivy Creek Park
7/16/2020 - Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$18.00 LR | $27.00
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Paddle Down the River
Varies - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 16+
$50.00 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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After-School Program
Neighborhood Centers
TBD - TBD Mon–Fri Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 6–17
FREE
Out-Of-School Programs
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Lunch and Play at Yoder
Yoder Center
6/8/2020 - 8/10/2020 Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
FREE

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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Batteau Tour & Picnic
Templeton Center
7/16/2020 - Thu Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$20.00
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Gretna Theater Trip
Templeton Center
8/19/2020 - Wed Start: 12:30 PM
Ages: 50+
$10.00
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Hill Top Berry Farm | Blackberry Harvest Festival
Miller Center Parking Lot
8/1/2020 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 21+
$25.00
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Hillcats Baseball Game
Templeton Center
8/31/2020 - Mon Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 50+
$12.00
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Rain Garden Tour
Miller Center Parking Lot
8/11/2020 - Tue Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$5.00
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Tour the Homestead Creamery
Miller Center Parking Lot
8/6/2020 - Thu Start: 8:00 AM
Ages: 6+
$15.00
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Waste Water Treatment Plant Tour
Miller Center Parking Lot
8/28/2020 - Fri Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$5.00