Social Distancing in Central KY: Where to go and what to do

Our families are facing a new normal with weeks at home and messages from leaders to social distance ourselves from others.  Lex Fun 4 Kids has your guide to tips and ideas for social distancing in Central KY.

This guide is ever changing and as more closures are announced I will try to keep this page updated, however, check for any new closures before you head out to enjoy an activity.

Outdoor Fun

Enjoy time playing in a local park.  Find listings of Lexington Parks HERE.   

Hike at Raven Run – this local park’s open spaces are open for visitors.  The visitor’s center is closed.  There are great trails available here and it is a great way to enjoy a good hike locally. *OPEN but you must PRE-REGISTER

McConnell Springs – this local park’s open spaces are open for visitors.  The visitor’s center is closed so be mindful that restrooms are not available.  There are good paved paths here so it’s very stroller friendly.  There are many little creatures that live in the park so it’s a fun way to enjoy nature.  *OPEN but you must PRE-REGISTER

UK Arboretum – the walking paths at the Arboretum are open for guests.  The visitor’s center and Children’s Garden are closed.  Restrooms outside near the Children’s Garden are currently available.

Local Trails – Enjoy a walk at a local trail *Find the Lex Fun 4 Kids Veterans Park Trails Review HERE

Josephine Sculpture Park (Frankfort)

Kentucky Horse Park – Enjoy the grounds and beauty of the horses that call the KHP home

Enjoy a Lexington Walking Self Guided Tour from the Lexington Public Library

Legacy Trail – Grab a bike, skates, skateboard or just your sneakers and enjoy a trip down the Legacy Trail

Hop in the car and cross the Kentucky River on the Valley View Ferry or stop by an area construction site to watch

Go Fish!  Grab a pole and enjoy fishing at local spots.

Skate – Visit a local skatepark to skate or just to watch the tricks and skills of others!

Shaker Village  – Grounds are open with 40 miles of trails to explore

Canoe KY – Opens April 1st for rentals

Hike the Pinnacles in Berea

Cumberland Falls – Enjoy the view of the falls and area trails


Indoor Fun

Enjoy the Lex Fun 4 Kids list of Online Learning Resources

  • FREE INTERNET – Charter/Spectrum is offering free internet access for families for 60 days starting March 16, 2020.

Enjoy resources from local libraries!  Many buildings are closed but they have vast libraries online!

Support Local

Watch for local fun and Facebook Live updates from area businesses.  Some are selling take home craft/toy kits!

Candy Mountain Music

Create Art + Play Studio

Cut and Paste Studio 

Explorium

Innovation Arts Online Program

Joseph Beth Booksellers

Legacy Gymnastics

Magical Toy Shoppe

Salato Wildlife Education Center

The Studio (Yoga and Dance on Facebook Live)


Local Information and Support

Lexington KY Government Information

Fayette County Public Schools Information

Bus Bites Stops for FCPS Students (March 16 – March 27)

Governor Beshear on Facebook (Daily updates)

Commonwealth of KY Information

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Lexington Fayette Health Department

 

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