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Lynchburg Parks & Rec

Did you know that the Lynchburg City Dept of Parks & Rec has something for everyone?Parks&Rec

Click here for ideas to inspire every age and every interest!  When it comes to recreation, the sky’s the limit.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Athletics
  • Camps
  • Dance & Fitness
  • Enrichment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Nature & Outdoors

Our city parks are a wonderful way for individuals and families to get outside and be active. Check out what they have to offer!  Riverside Park, Peak’s View Park, Percival’s Island, and Miller Park are just a few of the city parks. Click here for a map and a more inclusive list!  New in town or just looking for a new adventure?  Check out the impressive options at Discover Lynchburg.

Ispraygroundn the summer, Miller Park Pool and the Sprayground at Riverside Park are great places to stay cool!

Check out the Naturalist program at the Nature Zone.  Plan an outdoor birthday party at a park with a picnic shelter. Take a canoe out on the James River from the city Canoe Ramp.   Connect with your neighbors at one of our seven community centers.

We live in an area that has multiple trails for hiking and biking.   Check out the mountain travel guide for inspiring outdoor adventures!   We are so lucky to live in an area with terrific trails to allow them to safely explore the great outdoors.  Be on the lookout for flowers and lightening bugs, but don’t forget to watch for snakes and (when you’re done) ticks!.  Wear sunscreen and bug spray.  Bring water.  Consider starting with short distances to accomodate little legs, and build up over time as they get stronger.  This generation of children needs reminders to unplug from their glowing rectangles, forget the ninjas and the princesses, and go get sweaty.   Looking for company?  Our own Blue Ridge Trail Runners has started a special program called Kids on Trails to get children outdoors! Events will take place every other Saturday until September.  Meet June 7th at 10am at Peaks View Park!  Parents are requested to stay with their children as they walk or run the marked trails together. There will be options for shorter  (1 mile) or longer (2 mile) distances.  Afterwards, there will be healthy snacks.  Click here to register.  Grab the family and hit the trail!

Skateboarding at Riverfront Skate Park or Liberty Skate Park is another way to get moving – don’t forget helmets and pads!




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