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Lynchburg Parks & Rec

Lynchburg City Dept of Parks & Rec has something for everyone! Our 850 acres of parkland include parks that range in size from less than an acre to almost 300 acres.Parks&Rec

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 of the city trails !  New in town or just looking for a new adventure?  Check out the outdoor options at Discover Lynchburg.

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

Take a canoe or kayak out at Ivy Creek Park.   Take a canoe out on the James River from the city canoe ramp at Hollins Mill Park or at Griffin Pipe.

Connect with your neighbors at one of our seven community centers.

Check out the mountain travel guide for inspiring outdoor hiking and biking adventures!   Be on the lookout 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. 

Our own Blue Ridge Trail Runners has started a special program called Kids on Trails to get children outdoors! 

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

There are a variety of adult sports available: dodgeball, flag football, kickball, pickleball, softball, volleyball.




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