Parks & Recreation

The City of Lynchburg operates
  • 16 parks
  • 24 playgrounds
  • 34 tennis courts
  • 26 baseball diamonds
  • 8 community centers
  • 2 Natural Areas
  • 1 Olympic-size pool
  • Regional trail system (11 miles of multi-use trail and 15 miles of earthen single-track

You'll find a full range of

  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Naturalist
  • Arts and crafts classes
  • Sports for all ages
  • Plus, several country clubs with golf, tennis, and swimming facilities
"The public Parks are the lungs that fill a city"
The News, 1900

Savor the fresh air in one of Lynchburg's 12 public parks covering 800+ acres of land. Join neighbors walking, children playing, ball games, playgrounds and family picnics. Contributing to a healthy, active and spirited community, the Department creates a schedule of events that enables all to participate in a rich variety of recreational activities.

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