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Aquatic Fitness
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Lap Swim for Fitness
Miller Park Pool
6/14/2021 - 8/6/2021 Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 16+
$67.00 LR | $82.00
LIfeguards
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Lifeguarding Instructor Recertification Course
Miller Park Pool
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$50.00 LR | $75.00
Swim Lessons
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Swimming Lessons
Miller Park Pool
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies

Arts

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.  

Dance
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Adult Ballet & Modern
Miller Center
6/16/2021 - 7/7/2021 Wed Start: 7:15 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Beginner Tap
Miller Center
6/29/2021 - 8/3/2021 Tue Start: 12:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Chance Dance
Miller Center
6/16/2021 - 7/7/2021 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 7-11
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Children's Afro-Caribbean
Templeton Center
6/14/2021 - 8/2/2021 Mon Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4–7
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Continuing Tap
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Dance Program Open House & Registration
Miller Center
8/20/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 2+
FREE
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Story Dance
Miller Center
6/16/2021 - 7/7/2021 Wed Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4–6
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Teen & Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
6/14/2021 - 8/2/2021 Mon Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$50.00 LR | $65.00
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Tween Afro-Caribbean
Templeton Center
6/14/2021 - 8/2/2021 Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8–11
$50.00 LR | $65.00
Drawing
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Drawing Basics in Graphite and Charcoal
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
Painting
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Acrylic Afternoons Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Acrylic Pouring
Miller Center
7/29/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 13+
$40.00 LR | $50.00
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Evening Acrylics Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Oil Painting Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Watercolors Express Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
Pottery
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Beginner Pottery
Jackson Heights
Varies - Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00
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Family Pottery Night | American Flag Luminaries
Jackson Heights
7/2/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$12.00 LR | $15.00
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Intermediate Pottery
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00
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Open Studio
Jackson Heights
Varies - Sat Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00
Stained Glass
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Stained Glass Panel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00
Theatre
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Musical Broadway Showcase Theater Camp
Miller Center
7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 12–18
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Sister Act
Miller Center Theater
Begins 9/17/2021 - Varies Start: Varies
Ages:
$15.00 Student/Senior | $20.00 Adult
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Story Book Theatre Series
Miller Park
Varies - Sat Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 3–7
$5.00
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Story Maker's Theater Camp
Miller Center
6/28/2021 - 7/9/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 12–18
$250.00 LR | $265.00
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Miller Center Theater
Begins 6/11/2021 - Varies Start: Varies
Ages:
$15.00 Student/Senior | $20.00 Adult

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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Adult Flag Football
Blackwater Creek Athletic Area
9/8/2021 - 10/27/2021 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$250.00 LR | $265.00
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Adult Kickball
Peaks View Park
9/14/2021 - 11/9/2021 Tue, Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$100.00 per team
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Adult Tennis Lessons
Peaks View Park
7/5/2021 - 8/11/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 7:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Lynchburg Legends Softball League
Peaks View Park
Varies - Mon, Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
Varies
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Senior Softball Evening Pick-Up Game
Peaks View Park
Varies - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 50+
$5.00
Youth Athletics
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Aces Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/5/2021 - 8/11/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 6–8
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Futures Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/5/2021 - 8/11/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 8–10
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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High School Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/5/2021 - 8/11/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 14–18
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Little Hitters Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/5/2021 - 8/11/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 4–6
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Middle School Tennis
Peaks View Park
7/5/2021 - 8/11/2021 Mon, Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 11–14
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Youth Disc Golf Lessons
Peaks View Park
9/14/2021 - 10/26/2021 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 10–15
$20.00 LR | $25.00

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! 

Half-Day Camps
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Adult Art Camp
Templeton Center
8/23/2021 - 8/27/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Summer Lunch and Play
Neigborhood Centers
6/7/2021 - 8/6/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
FREE
Specialty Camps
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Archery Mini-Camp
Armstrong Gym
8/4/2021 - 8/6/2021 Wed–Fri Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 8–17
$65.00 LR | $80.00
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Create & Learn | Scratch Ninja Coding Camp VIRTUAL
Virtual
6/14/2021 - 6/17/2021 Mon–Thu Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: 9–11
$85.00 LR | $100.00
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Kids Pottery Camp
Jackson Heights
7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 7–12
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Magic Tree House Adventure Camp
Miller Center
7/26/2021 - 7/30/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 6–10
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Make & Bake Camp
Miller Center
6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 7–11
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Master Chef Jr. Camp | International Cuisine
Miller Center
7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 11–17
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Musical Broadway Showcase Theater Camp
Miller Center
7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 12–18
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Paddle Camp
Ivy Creek Park
6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 8–17
$125.00 LR | $140.00
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Story Maker's Theater Camp
Miller Center
6/28/2021 - 7/9/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 12–18
$250.00 LR | $265.00

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: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2-5
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Cold Brew
Community Market
6/24/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$12.00 LR | $15.00
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Fish Filleting
Community Market
8/3/2021 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Homemade Cheesecake
Miller Center
8/24/2021 - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 12+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Make & Bake Camp
Miller Center
6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 7–11
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Master Chef Jr. Camp | International Cuisine
Miller Center
7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 11–17
$150.00 LR | $165.00
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Quality Quinoa Dishes
Miller Center
7/15/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Sourdough Pizza Making
Great Day Gardens
8/15/2021 - Sun Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
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Vegetable Fermentation
Great Day Gardens
6/14/2021 - Mon Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$38.00 LR | $48.00
Enrichment
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Florescent Forest: Night Foray
Peaks View Park
7/9/2021 - Fri Start: 9:00 PM
Ages: 7+
$25.00
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Fungal Forest: Youth Mushroom Workshop
Riverside Park
8/7/2021 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$15.00 LR | $20.00
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Kids Night Out
Miller Center
8/6/2021 - Fri Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 6–12
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Mycology Basics
Miller Center
8/27/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
FREE
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Mycology Foray
Peaks View Park
8/28/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 15+
$25.00
Games
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Canasta and Board Games
Templeton Center
Varies - Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Cookout & Croquet in the Park
Peaks View Park
6/18/2021 - Fri Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: All Ages
$8.00
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Parking Lot Trivia Night/ British Invasion
Templeton Center
7/30/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$5.00
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue | Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Gardening
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Bee Colony Dynamics
Templeton Center
7/22/2021 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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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
5/24/2021 - 8/30/2021 Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Preschool
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Bake with Me Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2-5
$10.00 LR | $13.00
Presentations
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Fraud Prevention Tips
Templeton Center
6/22/2021 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Lavender for Home and Health
Miller Center
8/12/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 10+
$8.00
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Mycology Basics
Miller Center
8/27/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
FREE
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Saving the Bay at Your Kitchen Sink
Templeton Center
8/5/2021 - 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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Great Cardboard Boat Race
Miller Park Pool
8/7/2021 - Sat Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 8+
$16.00 LR | $20.00
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Lynchburg Virtual Fishing Tournament
James River | Staunton River
6/1/2021 - 6/30/2021 Daily Start:
Ages: All Ages
$5.00

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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Group Chair Exercise
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Start: 9:15 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Modern Line Dance
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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REFIT
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Tai Chi
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga After Work
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga AM
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 8:15 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga PM
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
Wellness
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DIY Nourishing Body Lotion
Miller Center
8/18/2021 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$32.00 LR | $40.00
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Lavender for Home and Health
Miller Center
8/12/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 10+
$8.00
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Let's Talk Sunblock!
Miller Center
6/16/2021 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$40.00 LR | $50.00

Nature

Nature Programs
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Creek Critters
Peaks View Park
7/17/2021 - Sat Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 5-12
$5.00
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Owl Prowl
Vehicles
7/30/2021 - Fri Start: 8:00 PM
Ages: 8+
$8.50
Outdoor Recreation
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Archery Open Range
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8+
$10.00
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Blackwater Creek Paddle
Hollins Mill Boat Ramp
7/21/2021 - Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 8+
$10.00 LR | $15.00
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Canoeing 101
Hollins Mill Boat Ramp
7/14/2021 - Wed Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 16+
$25.00 LR | $37.00
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Florescent Forest: Night Foray
Peaks View Park
7/9/2021 - Fri Start: 9:00 PM
Ages: 7+
$25.00
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Fungal Forest: Youth Mushroom Workshop
Riverside Park
8/7/2021 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$15.00 LR | $20.00
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Give it a Shot | Archery
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Kayak 101
Ivy Creek Park
Varies - Varies Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Ladies Night Out Series
Varies
Varies - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 16+
Varies
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Lynchburg Virtual Fishing Tournament
James River | Staunton River
6/1/2021 - 6/30/2021 Daily Start:
Ages: All Ages
$5.00
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Mycology Basics
Miller Center
8/27/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
FREE
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Mycology Foray
Peaks View Park
8/28/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 15+
$25.00
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Paddle Camp
Ivy Creek Park
6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 8–17
$125.00 LR | $140.00
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Paddle the James
Lynchburg City Boat Ramp
8/28/2021 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 8+
$10.00 LR | $15.00
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Virtual: The Skill of Fire Building
See Activity Description
7/8/2021 - Thu Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 13+
$5.00

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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Learn & Play Program
Varies
8/11/2021 - 5/26/2022 Mon–Fri Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 6–18
FREE
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Summer Lunch and Play
Neigborhood Centers
6/7/2021 - 8/6/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 6–18
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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Afro-Caribbean Dance
Miller Park Aviary
6/17/2021 - Thu Start: 3:30 PM
Ages: 5+
FREE
Support Group Programs
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Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group
Miller Center
8/5/2021 - 9/9/2021 Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 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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Florescent Forest: Night Foray
Peaks View Park
7/9/2021 - Fri Start: 9:00 PM
Ages: 7+
$25.00
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Mycology Foray
Peaks View Park
8/28/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 15+
$25.00
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