#activefirst guide Fall 2019


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 special events coming up.
• Learn a new skill or talent in our youth and adult programs.
• Satisfy your competitive drive in a league or tournament.
• Re-connect with nature at one of the 20+ parks we have right here in your backyard.

Want to learn more? Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news, updates, and offerings - @lexparksandrec


F a l l 2019

register and reserve online at






(336) 248 - 3960 - Office

(336) 248 - 3969 - Weather Hotline

Robbins Recreation Center

512 S. Hargrave St

Lexington, NC 27292

Office Hours: 8am - 5pm (M - F)


To promote community pride and wellness through

diverse, intentional, and relevant leisure opportunities.


A vibrant, healthy, energized, and progressive community.


Welcoming environment, accessible service, enriching

experience, safe atmosphere, quality parks and programs


Youth Programs

Teen / Adult Programs

Lexington Skate Park


Special Events

Lexington Golf Club

Commons on the Green

Facility Rentals


Parks and Amenities

P a r k s and Recreation Staff

Laura Duran Parks and Recreation Director

Andrew Lance

Tammy Curry

Lexie Dees

Maury Holt

Beverly Everhart

Parks and Recreation Manager

Program / Event Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Services Coordinator

P a r k s and Recreation Advisory Board

Chair - Kassaundra Lockhart

Keith Curry

Bryce Holmes

Jimmy Holshouser

Lloyd Pace

Chris Phelps

Kristi Thornhill

Antonio Threadgill

Kelly Walker

Advisory Board meetings are held at the Robbins

Recreation Center on the 3 rd Monday of each

month at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend.

c o v e r photo and center spread

c o u r t e s y of matthew hand and asp visual

C i t y Council

Mayor - Newell Clark

L. Wayne Alley Donald R. Holt, Sr

Whitney Brooks

Linwood Bunce, II

Frank D. Callicutt

Tonya A. Lanier

Jim Myers

Tobin H. Shepherd

City Council meetings are held at City Hall on

the 2 nd and 4 th Monday of the month at 7:00pm.

The public is invited to attend.



September 14

6pm - 9pm

Washington Park

Splash Pad

check out these events and more on facebook! @lexparksandrec





September 28

10am - 1pm

Washington Park

screenings - demonstrations

local providers - information


Registrations end the day before class at midnight.



Kids Cuisine • ages 5 - 12

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn fundamental cooking techniques and skills such as measuring, preparation, and safety in the

kitchen. Don't plan on cooking a big dinner, because we will spoil their appetite.

Spooky Treats 10/22 $5 / $6 18192 Waffle Pizzas 11/19 $5 / $6 18200

Caramel Apples 11/5 $5 / $6 18197 Reindeer Food 12/3 $5 / $6 18204

STEM Kids • ages 7 - 12

Monday, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - these classes weren't this fun when we were kids!

Your child won't even realize they are learning in the middle of having so much fun.

Pumpkin Volcano 10/14 $5 / $6 18188 Salt Painting 11/25 $5 / $6 18202

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough 10/28 $5 / $6 18193 Unstop-bubbles 12/9 $5 / $6 18205

Crafty Kids • ages 5 - 12

Thursday, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Don't you miss all the colorful artwork kids brought home from school? Give them a chance to

create again and decorate their stuff!

Trick or Treat bags 10/17 $5 / $6 18190 Painted Ornaments 12/12 $5 / $6 18207

Magazine Bowl 11/14 $5 / $6 18198

Tots Cuisine • ages 3 - 4

Tuesday, 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Crafty Tots • ages 3 - 4

Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Introduce your preschooler to the kitchen and make a delicious treat together in Tots Cuisine.

Unleash the inner artist in Crafty Tots to design "masterpieces" worthy of prime real estate on your

fridge. These classes are great for bonding while developing fine motor skills, dexterity, creativity,

and cognitive abilities.

Spooky Treats 10/22 $5 / $6 18191 Trick or Treat Bags 10/17 $5 / $6 18189

Snowball Cookies 11/19 $5 / $6 18201 Play Dough 11/14 $5 / $6 18199

Reindeer Food 12/17 $5 / $6 18208 Painted Ornaments 12/12 $5 / $6 18206

Pop up parks are BACK! We are taking the park

to locations around Lexington, and meeting the

kids where they live! Want us to come to your

neighborhood? Send us a message on Facebook!

Wednesdays in September and October, 3:30 - 4:30

• LIKE us on Facebook for more information •



Parents, this may seem like fun and games, and you would be right! BUT, your

kids will learn to make their own snacks, decorations, and problem solve their

crazy cool ideas, with no mess for you to clean up!

W i n t e r Break Camp

1st - 5th graders • 7:30am - 5:30pm daily

Kids are out of school, but we have lots of fun planned

here at Parks and Rec! Kids will enjoy field trips to the

library, museum, swimming at the YMCA, adventures in

the park and so much more!


Monday, October 28 - December 2

Kids will learn the basics like somersaults,

cartwheels, handsprings and more, and then show

off these skills at the annual Christmas parade in

Uptown Lexington!

12/23 $10 / $15 13038 12/31 $10 / $15 13041 Ages 4 - 6 4:30 - 5:15pm $20 / $25 18194

12/27 $10 / $15 13039 1/2 $10 / $15 13042 Ages 7 - 9 5:15 - 6:00pm $20 / $25 18195

12/30 $10 / $15 13040 1/3 $10 / $15 13043 Ages 10 - 15 6:00 - 6:45pm $20 / $25 18196

Kids and adults are encouraged to learn about

sustainable living, gardening, and more by helping

with our community garden, and enjoying the

vegetables and herbs that are grown. Interested in

helping out? Register for course #17204 or contact

Tammy Curry at tbcurry@lexingtonnc.gov.

Fall Planting • 9/21, 9:00am - 11:00am!

From the Garden • ages 13+

Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn simple canning and cooking techniques and

how to make homemade goodies from fresh fruits!

Blackberry Jam 9/7 $10 / $12 17206

Apple Crisp Cheesecake 10/26 $10 / $12 17213

Strawberry Cheesecake 11/16 $10 / $12 17217

Community Groups

Southside Senior Club • ages 50+ • 17202

Tuesday after the 2nd Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meets monthly to share a meal and fellowship.

Friendship Club • All ages • 17203

2nd Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Group for the visually impaired that meets monthly.

Multicultural Festival Committee • 17205

3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Help plan and organize the annual Multicultural

Festival! Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday.

Teens and Tweens in Action

Meets monthly on the first Saturday of the month

The groups promote leadership and community service.

Group members will complete service projects, take fun

trips, and grow with their peers.

Tweens in Action • 6th - 8th Graders

Saturday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sept - Dec No charge except field trips 17200

Teens in Action • 9th - 12th Graders

Saturday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sept - Dec No charge except field trips 17201


Registrations end the day before class at midnight.



Adult Programs

Christmas Ornaments • ages 18+

Monday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Create family treasures through simple yet elegant

designs that will look great on your tree, and can be

passed down to future generations.

12/2 $12 / $15 17219

12/16 $12 / $15 17223

Glass Plate Etching • ages 18+

Monday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Create Christmas designs on stencils, then transfer

them to glass using a razor blade and etching cream.

12/9 $15 / $18 17222

Live Christmas Wreaths • ages 18+

Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Design your very own Christmas wreath using live

foliage, berries, and other natural elements. These

will be a great addition to your home for the holidays.

11/28 $10 / $12 17218

Live Floral Arrangement • ages 18+

Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Create beautiful centerpieces for your holiday table

using fresh flowers and foliage, sure to make your

home pop this year.

12/5 $10 / $12 17221

Teen Programs

Burlap Ornaments • ages 13 - 19

Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Create family treasures through simple yet elegant

designs while using burlap.

10/3 $10 / $12 17209

Glass Plate Etching • ages 13 - 19

Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Create Christmas designs on glass, by making

stencils, using a razor blade, and transfering designs

to glass using etching cream.

11/7 $10 / $12 17216

Teen Glow Games • ages 13 - 19

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Ready, set, let's GLOW! Check out this fun spin on

some classic games.

Capture the Flag 10/22 FREE 17212

Volleyball 11/5 FREE 17215

Glow Twister 12/3 FREE 17220

Tween Excursion • Middle Schoolers

Friday, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Don't be scared... we are taking on Kersey Valley

and Spooky Woods. Don't miss this awesome trip!

Spooky Woods 9/13 $23 / $30 17208

Fitness Programs

Tabata • ages 13+

Monday, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

High-intensity interval training with short workout

bursts followed by rest periods.

Walking with Ease • ages 13+

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Designed to ease joint pain and improve overall health.

Participants receive materials and complete exercise on

their own schedule.

9/9 - 9/30 $24 / $29 17207

10/7 - 10/28 $24 / $29 17210

11/4 - 11/25 $18 / $22 17214 10/7 - 11/15 FREE 17211




Open 8am - 10pm



U s e # s k a t e l e x i n g t o n s o w e

c a n s e e y o u r p i c s a n d v i d e o s!

d e s i g n e d and built by

The Lexington Skate Park

was designed and built

by one of the premier

skate park companies in

the world, Team Pain.

After hearing from

citizens about the

need for a skate park,

it was incorporated

into the Re-Creation

of Recreation Master

Plan in 2013. Public

meetings were held to

gain community input on

the design and layout, and

construction began in 2018.

The park is primarily a street

course full of transitions and

street textures. There are 6

different types of hand and flat

rails throughout the park, and

a variety of hips and ledges. The

park also boasts a 10 foot deep pro

bowl. One unique feature is the brick

quarterpipe, which is made with bricks

recovered from the Lexington Home

Brands factory fire.




Sports Samplers

Let your little one try baseball, soccer, golf, and

football without committing to a full season!

Registrations end the day before class.

Ages 3-6 Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:00pm

9/17 - 9/26 $10 / $12 Reg by 9/16 11128

10/8 - 10/17 $10 / $12 Reg by 10/7 11134

Youth Wrestling

Wrestling teaches discipline, confidence, hard work,

and toughness. Practices will be held twice a week.

Open to both boys and girls of all body types and

sizes; weight classes ensure fair competition. Season

runs December - February.

Ages 5 - 12 $50 / $60 Reg by 11/30 11157

Youth Basketball

Our youth basketball program partners with the J. Smith Young

YMCA. Teams will practice and play from December - February.

Registration ends on November 30.

5 - 6 Coed $50 / $60 11146 7 - 8 Coed $50 / $60 11147

9 - 10 Boys $50 / $60 11148 11 - 12 Boys $50 / $60 11149

9 - 12 Girls $50 / $60 11150


Get your squad together and call out your rivals!

BBQ Hardwood Classic




Light Up

the Block

We are teaming up with the Lexington Appearance

Commission for a Christmas decorating contest.

Register your house and then deck the halls – there

is no cost to enter!

Homes will be posted on social media and judged by

board members and residents. Prizes will be given

for categories like Best Block, Best Decorated, Most

Unique, Best Themed, Best Animated, and more! We

will also host a viewing tour for senior citizens on

12/12, and for families on 12/19.


Superhero Date Nights

Adults: January 23

Father - Daughter: February 13

Mother - Son: March 19

Go Fly a Kite Day - April 4

Tea With Bunny - April 10

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt - April 10

Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt - April 11

Go Fly a Kite Day - April 4

Multicultural Festival - May 2

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

(and Mrs. Claus too!)

Pajama Jam with Santa • ages 3+

Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Wear your cozy pajamas and enjoy cookies,

story time, carols, and crafts. Grab a picture with Santa,

and don’t forget to send a letter to the North Pole!

12/7 $12 / $15 Reg By 12/4 16110

Rate increases to $15 / $18 after November 30

Tea With Mrs. Claus • ages 3+

Sunday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Bring your favorite teddy bear for stories and tea with

Mrs. Claus at the 6th Avenue Tea House!

12/1 $17 / $21 Reg By 11/30 16109

Rate increases to $20 / $24 after November 27

12/15 $17 / $21 Reg By 12/14 16111

Rate increases to $20 / $24 after December 11

**Registration required for all attending



5 shelters, 3 ball fields, and a

multipurpose field that can be

rented. Voted best place to have a

birthday party in Davidson County!

view availability and reserve online at registration.lexingtonnc.gov

Perfect place for your next

gathering or party. Facility seats

75 people, and tables and chairs

are included with your rental.





P h o t o Use

Lexington Parks and Recreation may photograph or

video participants enrolled in activities, classes, or

programs, or in City of Lexington parks. These are used

in program guides, brochures, website, social media,

and other media publications.



C h a n g e s and Refunds

Programs have a minimum number of participants

needed, and participants must register by the deadline.

You are entitled to a full refund for a cancelled program.

Payments made in cash or by check are processed in

accordance with our Accounts Payable schedule, and

typically issued within 7-14 business days. We do not

give refunds for programs after they begin.

A d d i t i o n a l Information

The full registration fee for a program is due at the

time of registration. No spots will be held without full

payment. We will take waiting lists for programs that

are filled and expand a class if possible. Residents are

those that live within city limits and support Lexington

Parks and Recreation through property taxes. The best

way to determine residency is to check your property

tax bill, or contact us.

I n c l e m e n t Weather

If it becomes unsafe to run or continue a program due

to inclement weather, we will postpone or cancel the

event. For cancelled shelter reservations, users have

three (3) business days to reschedule. For closures and

cancellations, call our weather hotline (336-248-3969),

or check our Facebook page.

W a n t to Get Involved?

Many of our programs and events could not happen

without community support. Donations, sponsorships,

and volunteers allow us to offer low-cost youth athletic

leagues, free festivals, and increase the overall quality

of programming. If you would like to become involved,

please contact us!


P a r k / Shelter Information

All parks are open 365 days a year, except Finch

Park, which is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Shelters are available to reserve at Finch Park; all other

shelters are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Finch Park Shelter Time Slots

March - October

November - February

8:00 - 11:00am 10:00am - 1:00pm

12:00 - 3:00pm 2:00 - 5:00pm

4:00 - 7:00pm

The cost is $25 for city residents and $50 for nonresidents.

Reservation fees are non-refundable. If a

cancellation due to inclement weather is necessary,

an alternate date can be scheduled, but must be done

within three (3) business days, and must be within the

current calendar year.

A b o u t This Guide

The #activefirst program guide is published in the

spring and fall. Every effort is made to ensure the

accuracy of information in this guide, but changes may

occur. Please confirm program details and fees prior

to registering. If you would like an additional copy, or

have comments, please call our offices at 336-248-

3960. The guide also is published on our website at





Bingham Tennis Center 205 W Hemstead St 8 2

Cecil Street 106 Cecil St ü ü

Childers 100 Swing Dairy Rd ü ü ü

Erlanger 605 Park Cir ⅓ mile ü

East 3rd Avenue 315 E 3rd Ave ü ü

Walking Trail










Finch 15 Paul Beck Rd ¼ mile 2 5 ü ü 2 ü ü

Fourth Street 412 E 4th St ü ü 2

Green Needles 264 Charlotte Dr ü ü ü ü

Grimes 25 Hege Dr ½ mile ü ü

Hillcrest Circle 8 Hillcrest Cir ü

Holt-Moffitt 101 W 9th Ave ü

Holt Street 602 Holt St ü ü

Jaycee 307 Burler St ¼ mile ü ü


Bike Trail

Lexington Aquatic Park 207 Forest Rose Dr ü

Lexington Golf Club 200 Country Club Blvd ü ü

Myers 101 S Talbert Blvd ¼ mile ü

Old Charles England 301 Smith Ave 1/8 mile ü ü 2 2 ü

Old City Lake 2429 City Lake Rd ü 2

Pickett School 200 Biesecker Rd ¼ mile ü ü 2 ü

Radcliffe 301 W 9th Ave ü ü ü

Robbins Center 512 S Hargrave St ü ü ü

Smith Avenue 811 Holt St ü

Tussey Street 514 Tussey St ü ü ü

Washington 100 Bookington Dr ½ mile ü 3 ü ü

Park Hours


Golf Course

Splash pad

Skate Park

School Park Hours

School Days Other Days

Parks with Trails 5:00am – 10:00pm

5:00 - 7:00am

Pickett School Park 5:00am - 10:00pm

Parks without Trails Dawn – Dusk

3:00 - 10:00pm

Finch Park 8:00am – Dusk Bingham Tennis Center 4:00 - 10:00pm 8:00am - 10:00pm

Seating Area

B e s t Park - Finch Park

B e s t Seasonal Attraction -

W a s h i n g t o n Park Splash Pad

to view a digital copy, visit lexingtonnc.gov/parksandrec

28 W Center Street

Lexington NC 27292




$15 entry fee

all ages welcome


Register online at registration.lexingtonnc.gov



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