PODS Lexington supporting local arts community with donation of container for Woodland Art Fair

To help engage and educate the community through art, PODS Lexington will join forces with the Lexington Art League (LAL) to gear up for the 2017 Woodland Art Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. PODS Lexington will donate one of their spacious storage containers to hold the events equipment and deliver them on the day of the event. In addition...

Tates Creek Aquatic Center closed through Wednesday while work to repair leak completed

Tates Creek Aquatic Center, located at 1400 Gainesway Drive, will be closed Monday, July 24 through Wednesday, July 26 to repair a leak. All swim lessons will be moved to Woodland Aquatic Center. Lexington Parks & Recreation encourages patrons to visit one of their other six pool locations: — Castlewood Aquatic Center (320 Parkview Avenue) — Douglass Pool (701 Howard Street) —...

SplashJAM water pad returns to Northeastern Park in time for the summer heat

Have fun and stay cool downtown this summer at SplashJAM. The pop-up splash pad is back. Blue Grass Community Foundation has once again partnered with Lexington Parks & Recreation, the City, Lexington Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) and Gehl Institute to open the pop-up splash pad at Northeastern Park, 140 N. Eastern Ave. “SplashJAM is a much needed addition, and we are glad to support...

Lexington to open cooling centers in three locations to help residents battle against the heat wave

Shillito pool With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, and the heat index well over 100 degrees this week, Lexington officials plan to open multiple cooling centers. The Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,Saturday, July 22. Rooms at Picadome, 469 Parkway Drive, and Tates Creek, 1400 Gainesway...

Bluegrass Community Foundation sponsored splash park opens Saturday at Northeastern Park

A free, new water play feature is coming to Northeastern Park in Lexington. Sponsored by Blue Grass Community Foundation, SplashJAM will be open this summer from July 2 to August 10, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. The limited-time pop-up splash park is a partnership of Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington Downtown Development Authority(LDDA), Lexington...

Parks and Recreation hosting princess tea party before 2013 Ballet Under the Stars

In honor of the 2013 Ballet Under the Stars preshow Princess Vignettes, Lexington Parks and Recreation is hosting a special princess tea party. Before the ballet, children may don their best tutu and tiara and join in for a magical, fun-filled event.     (Photo from Lexington Ballet Company) All of the “princesses” will learn a special dance while enjoying fancy foods, party favors, face...