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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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Fresh Greens Holiday Wreath
Miller Center
12/8/2020 - 12/9/2020 Wed, Thur Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Holiday Soap Making
Miller Center
11/11/2020 - 11/18/2020 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Pumpkin Carving Contest
Templeton Center
10/24/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Rustic Autumn Wreaths
Miller Center
10/6/2020 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Scandinavian Holiday Gnomes
Templeton Center
12/8/2020 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
Dance
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Afro-Caribbean
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 4+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Ballroom Dance Lesson Series
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 7:30 PM
Ages: 18+
Varies
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Beginner Tap
Miller Center
Varies - Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Preschool Ballet
Miller Center | Online Virtual
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 3–5
$5.00 LR | $6.00
Multi Media
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Mixed Media
Miller Center
11/10/2020 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$20.00 LR | $25.00
Music
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70's Rock Countdown with Carol
Templeton Center
10/22/2020 - Thu Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Intro to Guitar | 6 Strings in 6 Weeks
Miller Center
10/8/2020 - 11/12/2020 Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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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Evening Acrylics Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Family Paint Night
Miller Center
Varies - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 6+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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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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Family Pottery Nigh | Witches' Hats
Jackson Heights
10/9/2020 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$12.00 per person
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Family Pottery Night | Christmas Ornaments
Jackson Heights
12/4/2020 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$12.00 per person
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Pottery | Hand-built & Wheel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$115.00 LR | $130.00
Stained Glass
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Stained Glass Panel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00

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 Tennis Lessons
Peaks View Park
8/25/2020 - 10/1/2020 Tue | Thu Start: 7:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Adult Volleyball League
To Be Announced
Varies - Varies Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$450.00 | + $15.00 per non-resident
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Pickleball Open Gym
Armory
9/15/2020 - 11/17/2020 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Fifty-Plus Putt Putt Miniature Golf
Putt Putt Fun Center
Varies - 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 LR | $13.00
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Weekly Bowling
Fort Hill Bowling Center
Varies - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
Youth Athletics
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Boys and Girls Youth Basketball
To Be Announced
12/1/2020 - 3/13/2021 Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 9–18
$60.00 LR | $75.00
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High School Tennis
Peaks View Park
8/25/2020 - 10/1/2020 Tue | Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 14–18
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Middle School Tennis
Peaks View Park
8/25/2020 - 10/1/2020 Tue | Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 11–14
$70.00 LR | $85.00
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Youth Basketball Instructional Program
Armory
9/1/2020 - 3/6/2021 Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–8
$40.00 LR | $50.00
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Youth Disc Golf Lessons
Peaks View Park
9/15/2020 - 10/6/2020 Tue Start: Varies
Ages: 7–14
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Youth Tennis
Peaks View Park
8/25/2020 - 10/1/2020 Tue | Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 6–10
$70.00 LR | $85.00

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
$8.00 LR | $10.00
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Culinary Date Night
Miller Center
10/20/2020 - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$65.00 LR | $80.00
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Golden Gourmet Series
Varies - Fri Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
Pay on Site
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Gourmet Donuts
Community Market | Online Virtual
9/29/2020 - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 5+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Homemade Apple Pie
Community Market
10/22/2020 - Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 10+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Knife Skills
Miller Center
10/8/2020 - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 14+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Tea 101
Miller Center
10/15/2020 - Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 16+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Templeton Center Luncheon Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 11:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$8.00 LR | $10.00
Enrichment
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Be a Santa to a Senior Wrapping Party
Templeton Center
12/9/2020 - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Blessing Bags for the Homeless Drive
To Be Announced
12/1/2020 - 1/15/2021 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Center
9/9/2020 - 12/16/2020 Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Parliamo Italiano
Miller Center
10/6/2020 - 11/24/2020 Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$90.00 LR | $105.00
Games
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A Knight of Chess
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Canasta and Board Games
Templeton Center
Varies - Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue | Thurs Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Social Mahjong
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 30+
FREE
Gardening
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Classy Curb Appeal
Templeton Center
10/6/2020 - Tue Start: 1:00 PM
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
Varies - 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
$8.00 LR | $10.00
Presentations
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70's Rock Countdown with Carol
Templeton Center
10/22/2020 - Thu Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Christmas Traditions in Virginia
Templeton Center
12/10/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Historic Buildings Tours
Varies
Varies - Thu Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Home Equity | When and How To Access Those Funds
Templeton Center
10/13/2020 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Medicare- Planning Today for Tomorrow
Templeton Center
10/8/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Organizing for the Holidays
Online Only
11/3/2020 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
FREE
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Recycling Dynamics
Templeton Center
9/24/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Teddy Talks Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 2:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Ten Signs of Alzheimer's
Templeton Center
10/15/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Technology
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Ride Sharing Options for the 21st Century
Templeton Center
9/24/2020 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
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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Glow Ride
Riverside Park
10/2/2020 - Fri Start: 7:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Happy Pawlidays
Miller Center
12/19/2020 - Sat Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$5.00
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Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration
Miller Center
12/30/2020 - Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus
Football Field @ City Stadium Football Field
10/30/2020 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
Varies
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Paint the Park Project
Lynchburg Rotary Centennial Skate Park
- Varies Start: Sunrise
Ages: All ages
FREE
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Skate Park Clean-Up
Lynchburg Rotary Centennial Skate Park
10/10/2020 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Veterans Appreciation BBQ Luncheon
Miller Park
11/5/2020 - Thu Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE to Veterans | $5.00 Meal Ticket for Non-Veterans

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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Tai Chi
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 4:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Video Chair Exercise
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Start: 9:15 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Virtual Tots & Squats | Immobile Babies
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: Up to 2
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Virtual Tots & Squats | Mobile Babies
Miller Center
Varies - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: Up to 2
$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 in the Evening
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga in the Morning
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 8:15 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga in the Park with Yoga Goodness Studio
Riverside Park
9/5/2020 - 9/26/2020 Sat Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: 16+
FREE
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Zumba in the Evening
Templeton Center
Varies - Mon, Wed Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
Wellness
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A Holistic Approach to Stress and Anxiety
Miller Center
12/3/2020 - Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Better Posture, Better Balance, Better Life
Templeton Center
10/22/2020 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Breast Cancer Awareness Series
Miller Center | Miller Park
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
FREE
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Fall Rhythms, Nutrition, and Self-Care
Miller Center
9/24/2020 - Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Hands Only CPR
Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 12+
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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Bat Box Building
Miller Center
10/28/2020 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$26.00 LR | $33.00
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Deck the Halls
Miller Center or Virtual
12/5/2020 - Sat Start: 2:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Halloween at the Zone
Miller Center
10/30/2020 - 10/31/2020 Fri, Sat Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
Outdoor Recreation
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Cooking with Game
Miller Center
10/29/2020 - Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 8+
$13.00 LR | $16.00
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Ladies Night Out Adventure Series
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 16+
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Lynchburg JOAD Sessions
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Tue Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 8–17
$36.00 LR | $45.00
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Survival Saturday
Ivy Creek Park
11/7/2020 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 16+
$25.00 LR | $31.00

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

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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Apple Picking
Miller Center
10/10/2020 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
$19.00 LR | $24.00
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Fall Foliage Trail Ride
Vehicles
Varies - Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$35.00 | $40.00
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Lynchburg Tacky Lights Tour
Miller Center
12/15/2020 - 12/19/2020 Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 4+
$60.00 per family
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VIRTUAL Lynchburg Tacky Lights Tour
Virtual
12/15/2020 - Start:
Ages: All Ages
$7.00
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