What we offer
The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Lexington provides athletic programs, special events and recreational activities for all ages throughout the year. The department also operates and maintains 21 parks, offering a wealth of outdoor fun including aquatics, walking trails, and more. Check out our full list of our Parks and Amenities, and discover the parks that are right in your backyard, or go try out a new one!
Our Program Guide
That moment when ...you discover an awesome park ...you make a new friend ...you experience different cultures and ideas ...you learn something about yourself ...you hear someone laughing and having fun.
What will you find inside? Let us help you discover, explore, and connect with a diverse set of programs, events, and parks that are right here in Lexington! Make family memories and attend one of the many free special events coming up. Learn a new skill or talent in our youth and adult programs. Satisfy your competitive drive in a sport or camp. Re-connect with nature at one of the 20+ parks we have right here in your backyard.
The program guide is published twice a year and provides a look at the variety of classes offered to keep your family #activefirst. Click below to access a digital version of the program guide, or visit us at the Robbins Recreation Center at 512 S Hargrave St if you would like a paper copy.
Registration is easier than ever with online registration. View available classes and schedules, and make payments from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Payment is required at the time of registration, and you must have a valid email address to register online. In-person registrations are still taken at our offices at the Robbins Recreation Center at 512 S Hargrave St.
All shelter and ball field reservation requests can be made online. You can view the availability of our shelters, request to reserve specific dates and times, and pay for approved requests!
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The City of Lexington Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank those who generously volunteer to support programs, festivals, special events and athletics. There are hundreds of volunteers who dedicate tremendous effort to making all that is offered possible. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us
We are honored that Finch Park and Grimes Park were voted as the BEST PARKS in Davidson County by Reader's Choice. This is an award voted on by residents throughout Davidson County, and it is our pleasure to serve our community every day.
View the department's organizational chart here.