Parks and Recreation Events

Pool Closing Dates

Lexington city pools close for the season this month, starting with Douglass and Picadome pools on Sunday, Aug 4 at 6 p.m.

Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland aquatic centers and Shillito Pool close on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Operating hours from Aug. 1-12 for Castlewood, Tates Creek, Woodland and Shillito are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday. Operating hours for Southland from Aug. 1-12 are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday.

Tates Creek and Woodland pools will remain open until Labor Day, Sept. 2. Operating hours from Aug. 14-Sept. 1 are 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Hours for Labor Day are 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info: 288-2900.

H2O Expo in Aug.

Enjoy a day of water-filled fun at the H2O Expo on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Jacobson Park.

The festival will run from noon-4 p.m. Children’s activities include games and water slides. Adults can visit vendor booths, canoe or kayak demonstrations, and participate in paddleboat races.

The H2O Expo is hosted by Lexington Parks & Recreation and the Kentucky American Water Company.

Info: 288-2900.

Ballet Under Stars at Woodland Park

In its 24th year, Ballet Under the Stars returns to Woodland Park Aug. 1-4 with performances by local youth, the Kentucky Ballet Theatre and the Lexington Ballet Company.

A pre-show production of “Princess Vignettes” by the youth dancers begins at 8 p.m. each evening, with the main show at 9 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners are welcome. Concessions will be sold.

Admission is $5, children 3 and under attend for free. Info: 288-2925.