July is National Parks and Rec Month and, in Lynchburg, we have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Here, we love any opportunity to get outside and have a little bit of fun. Celebrate our 16 local parks with us by getting out, exploring and playing a game or two.
Disc golf is a beloved pastime here in Lynchburg, but competition is never exclusive. On any given weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a game with locals or find an open course for you and your friends to play.
Lynchburg disc golf courses include:
- Peaks View Park: A short, but challenging course that requires consistent accuracy. 18 total holes.
- Blackwater Creek: This course plays through Sandusky Park. The first 9 holes play along Blackwater Creek. 18 total holes.
There are a number of outdoor, public basketball courts in Lynchburg’s parks. In the summer, you’ll hear the faint sound of a dribbling ball no matter where you are in our public parks. To find a pick up game or start your own, check out these courts:
Serve up a game or two on one of the 9 free, public tennis courts in Lynchburg. After a game or two, settle down nearby for a picnic and some rest.
- Jefferson Park: 2 public courts
- Riverside Park: 3 public courts
- Peaks View Park: 4 public courts
The kids need a chance to celebrate National Parks and Rec month, too. Lynchburg has two free, public spraygrounds to help the little ones cool off during the hot summer days.
- Riverside Park: A 1,900 square foot sprayground that includes dumping buckets, spraying fish, pop jets and tulip sprays
- Riverfront Park: Includes multiple fountains and meets ADA accessibility guidelines with a zero depth entry and a concrete surface
Get Out and Play This Summer
Give yourself some time to just relax and play when you visit Lynchburg this summer. Take a break from museum tours, theater performances and culinary adventures to blow off some steam and experience what life in Lynchburg is really like.