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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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DIY Fairy Houses
Miller Center
9/18/2021 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 4+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Fresh Greens Holiday Wreath Making
Miller Center
12/4/2021 - Sat Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Holiday Soap Making
Miller Center
11/17/2021 - Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Rush Weaving for Chairs and Furniture
Templeton Center
9/28/2021 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$72.00 LR | $87.00
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Rustic Autumn Wreaths
Miller Center
10/7/2021 - Thu Start: Varies
Ages: 16+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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Scandinavian Holiday Gnome Tree Ornaments
Templeton Center
12/7/2021 - Tue Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
Dance
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Beginner's Swing Dance
Miller Center
10/7/2021 - 10/28/2021 Thu Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$46.00 LR | $58.00
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Children's Afro-Caribbean
Templeton Center
9/13/2021 - 12/6/2021 Mon Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4-7
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Children's Ballet & Modern Dance
Miller Center
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Wed Start: 5:00 PM
Ages: 4-6
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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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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Couples Night Out Series
Varies
Varies - Fri Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
Varies
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Mommy & Me Creative Dance
Miller Center
9/18/2021 - Sat Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 4–6
$8.00
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Preschool Ballet
Miller Center
9/10/2021 - 11/19/2021 Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2-5
$55.00 LR | $69.00
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Teen & Adult Afro-Caribbean Dance
Templeton Center
9/13/2021 - 12/6/2021 Mon Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 12+
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Tween Afro-Caribbean
Templeton Center
9/13/2021 - 12/6/2021 Mon Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8-11
$75.00 LR | $90.00
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Tween Ballet & Modern Dance
Miller Center
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Wed Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 7-11
$75.00 LR | $90.00
Multi Media
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DIY Wooden Charcuterie Boards
Miller Center
10/21/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$40.00 LR | $50.00
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Drawing Basics in Graphite and Charcoal
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$12.00 LR | $15.00
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Paper Mache Clay Workshop
Miller Center
9/30/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
Music
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Hill City Ukulele Circle
Miller Center
9/14/2021 - 11/23/2021 Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 10+
FREE
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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Couples Night Out Series
Varies
Varies - Fri Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
Varies
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Evening Acrylics Series
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$15.00 LR | $19.00
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Family Paint Night
Miller Center
10/8/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 6+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Landscape Painting in Oils
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+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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 | Handbuilt Pumpkins
Jackson Heights
10/1/2021 - 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
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Pottery: Handbuilt & Wheel
Jackson Heights
Varies - Varies Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$130.00 LR | $145.00
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Swirl Pots for Intermediate Potters
Jackson Heights
11/12/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$40.00 LR | $55.00
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Tiny Throwing Off the Hump for Int. Potters
Jackson Heights
10/5/2021 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$40.00 LR | $55.00
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Try the Wheel
Jackson Heights
9/17/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$25.00 LR | $35.00
Stained Glass
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Abstract Stained Glass Workshop
Jackson Heights
10/15/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$30.00 LR | $38.00
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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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"Page to Stage: It's Elementary!" Theater Workshop
Miller Center
10/9/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 5-9
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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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

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 Volleyball
To Be Announced
Varies - Varies Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$450.00 LR | $465.00
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Bubble Soccer
Blackwater Creek Athletic Area
10/16/2021 - Sat Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$25.00 LR | $40.00
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Pickleball Open Gym
Armory
9/7/2021 - 10/19/2021 Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $24.00
Fifty-Plus Athletics
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Lynchburg Legends Softball League
Peaks View Park
Varies - Mon, Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
Varies
Youth Athletics
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Mother and Son Kickball Game
Peaks View Park
9/18/2021 - Sat Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 7–11
$5.00 LR | $8.00
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National Jersey Day Basketball
Armory
11/5/2021 - Fri Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
$2.00 LR | $3.00
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Youth Basketball
Varies
Jan. 2022 - Feb. 2022 Varies Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: Varies
$60.00 LR | $75.00
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Youth Basketball Instructional Program
Armory
1/8/2022 - 2/5/2022 Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 6–8
$40.00 LR | $55.00
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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

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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Coffee Roastery Tour
Community Market
10/7/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Couples Night Out Series
Varies
Varies - Fri Start: Varies
Ages: 18+
Varies
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German Soft Pretzels
Miller Center
10/19/2021 - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 6+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Healthy Eating
Templeton Center
10/6/2021 - 10/27/2021 Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Holiday Luncheon
Templeton Center
12/22/2021 - Wed Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00
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Knife Skills
Templeton Center
10/5/2021 - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
$35.00 LR | $44.00
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Royal Icing Cookies | Ugly Holiday Sweaters
Miller Center
12/7/2021 - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 10+
$45.00 LR | $56.00
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Tea 101
Community Market
11/4/2021 - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 16+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Thanksgiving Luncheon
Templeton Center
11/24/2021 - Wed Start: 11:30 AM
Ages: 50+
$8.00
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Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie
Templeton Center
11/4/2021 - Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
Enrichment
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Be a Santa to a Senior Wrapping Party
Templeton Center
12/8/2021 - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Blessing Bags for the Homeless Drive
Miller Center | Templeton Center
12/1/2021 - 1/15/2022 Mon–Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Conversational Spanish
Templeton Center
9/9/2021 - 10/28/2021 Thu Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$72.00 LR | $87.00
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Current Issues & Events Discussion Group
Templeton Center
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Wed Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Girls Night Out
Miller Center
10/15/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8–13
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Letters to Santa Writing Party
Templeton Center
12/9/2021 - Thu Start: 1:30 PM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Parliamo Italiano
Miller Center
9/28/2021 - 11/16/2021 Tue Start: 6:00PM
Ages: 18+
$90.00 LR | $105.00
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Rain to Drain Series
See Activity Description
Varies - Thu Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
FREE
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Skateboarding for Beginners
Skate Park
Varies - Thu Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: 9+
$10.00 LR | $13.00
Games
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Canasta and Board Games
Templeton Center
Varies - Fri Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Introduction to Mahjong
Templeton Center
10/7/2021 - 10/28/2021 Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$20.00 LR | $25.00
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Social Bridge
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue | Thu Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
Gardening
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Bean Sprouting in a Jar
Templeton Center
10/12/2021 - Tue Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18+
$12.00 LR | $15.00
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Garden Tour | Lynchburg Grows
Meet at Lynchburg Grows
9/29/2021 - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 3–5
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Vegetable Planting for All Seasons
Templeton Center
10/19/2021 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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
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Garden Tour | Lynchburg Grows
Meet at Lynchburg Grows
9/29/2021 - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 3–5
$10.00 LR | $13.00
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Nature Toddler Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
Varies
Presentations
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Fantastic Fungi Film Screening
Miller Center
10/9/2021 - Sat Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 15+
FREE
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Historic Building Tour | Miller Park Aviary
Miller Park
10/21/2021 - Thu Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Keeping Your Plumbing Clear from the Holiday Cheer
Templeton Center
11/2/2021 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
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Medicare | Planning Today for Tomorrow
Templeton Center
10/5/2021 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Storm Water Landscaping
Templeton Center
11/9/2021 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 18+
FREE
Technology
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Rec Tech Series | Help Desk
Templeton Center
10/4/2021 - 11/8/2021 Mon Start: 1:00 PM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Rec Tech Series | Internet Basics
Templeton Center
11/23/2021 - Tue Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 50+
$10.00

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 in the Park
Riverside Park
5/14/2022 - Sat Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
Varies
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Celebration of Lights | Carriage Ride
Riverside Park
Varies - Fri | Sat Start: Varies
Ages: All Ages
$6.00 per person
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Glow Ride
Riverside Park
10/1/2021 - Fri Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Halloween at the Zone
Miller Center
10/29/2021 - 10/30/2021 Fri, Sat Start: 12:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Happy Pawlidays
Miller Center
12/18/2021 - Sat Start: Varies
Ages: All Ages
$5.00 per dog
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Haunted Trail
Blackwater Creek Natural Area
10/29/2021 - 10/30/2021 Fri, Sat Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
$10.00 per person | $130 for group of 15
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International Peace Day Celebration
Riverfront Park
9/21/2021 - Tue Start: 4:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration
Miller Center
12/20/2021 - Mon Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Mother and Son Kickball Game
Peaks View Park
9/18/2021 - Sat Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 7–11
$5.00 LR | $8.00
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Movies in the Park | Coco
Riverside Park
10/22/2021 - Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE General Admission | $50.00 VIP Group
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Movies in the Park | Momma Mia
Lynchburg City Stadium
9/18/2021 - Sat Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
FREE General Admission | $50.00 VIP Group
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Park and Trail Clean-Up
Varies
9/18/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
FREE
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Riverfront Skate Contest
Skate Park
10/9/2021 - Sat Start: 3:00 PM
Ages: 6+
$10.00
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Veterans Appreciation Luncheon
Miller Park
11/13/2021 - Sat Start: 11:00 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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Fairview Fitness
Fairview Center
Varies - Mon, Wed, Fri Start: 11:45 AM
Ages: 50+
$30.00 LR | $45.00
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Group Chair Exercise
Templeton Center
9/2/2021 - 12/21/2021 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Start: 9:15 AM
Ages: 50+
FREE
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Modern Line Dance
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 5:45 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 AM
Templeton Center
Varies - Tue Start: 8:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00 LR | $31.00
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Yoga PM
Templeton Center
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 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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Fall Wellness Series
Miller Park Aviary
Varies - Thu Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 18+
Varies
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Rape Aggression Defense Class | RAD
Templeton Center
10/9/2021 - 10/30/2021 Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 15+
FREE
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Recreation Shuffle | Senior Program
Neighborhood Centers
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 50+
FREE

Nature

Nature Programs
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Hydroponics for Youth
Miller Center
Varies - Wed | Fri Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: Varies
$21.00 LR | $31.00
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Nature Toddler Series
Miller Center
Varies - Wed Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 2–5
Varies
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The Business of Hydroponics
Miller Center
10/2/2021 - 10/23/2021 Sat Start: 6:30 PM
Ages: 13–17
$21.00 LR | $31.00
Outdoor Recreation
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Adult Archery Club
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Tue Start: 7:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$43.00 LR | $53.00
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Archery Open Range
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Tue Start: 6:00 PM
Ages: 8+
$10.00
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Basic Hunter Education Course
Miller Center
10/2/2021 - Sat Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 10+
$5.00
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Beginners Lynchburg JOAD Club
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Tue Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 8-17
$36.00 LR | $45.00
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Give it a Shot | Archery
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: Varies
Varies
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Intermediate Lynchburg JOAD Club
Armstrong Gym
Varies - Wed Start: 5:30 PM
Ages: 8-17
$40.00 LR | $50.00
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Ladies Night Out Series
Varies
Varies - Varies Start: Varies
Ages: 16+
Varies
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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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Wilderness First Aid
Ivy Creek Park
11/6/2021 - Sat Start: 9:30 AM
Ages: 16+
$115.00 LR | $130.00

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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Preschool Play Group
Daniel's Hill Center | Yoder Center
Varies - Varies Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: Newborn–5
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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Halloween Baking Lesson
Miller Center
10/14/2021 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 5+
$5.00
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Holiday Ornament Decorating
Miller Center
12/9/2021 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 5+
$5.00
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Live Animal Meet and Greet
Miller Center
11/18/2021 - Thu Start: 10:30 AM
Ages: 5+
$5.00
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Therapeutic Drumming Circle
Miller Park
9/13/2021 - Mon Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 5+
$5.00
Support Group Programs
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Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group
Miller Center
9/9/2021 - 10/14/2021 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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Charlottesville Shopping Spree
Templeton Center
11/3/2021 - Wed Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$22.00
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Fall Foliage Road Trip to Waynesboro
Templeton Center
10/20/2021 - Wed Start: 10:00 AM
Ages: 50+
$25.00
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Fall Foliage Trail Ride
Vehicles
Varies - Fri Start: 9:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$40.00
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Lynchburg Tacky Lights Tour
Meet at Miller Center
Varies - Varies Start: 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Ages: 4+
$100.00 per group up to 10 people
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Short Pump Shopping Spree
Templeton Center
11/17/2021 - Wed Start: 8:30 AM
Ages: 18+
$22.00
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Virginia State Fair
Templeton Center
9/29/2021 - Wed Start: 8:00 AM
Ages: 18+
$50.00
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