Metro Parks Releases Holiday Program Guide

December 14, 2015 - 3:06pm

Thomas McAdam

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Metro Parks and Recreation will offer adjusted Community Center hours and free activities for kids from Dec. 21-31, while most Jefferson County Public Schools and Archdiocese of Louisville schools are on winter break.

Those activities can be found in a special Holiday Program Guide created by Metro Parks and Recreation and posted online at They include free basketball camps operated by former University of Louisville player Robbie Valentine, dive-in movies at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, holiday parties and movies operated at individual centers and more.

“The holidays can be a busy time for everyone, but at some point many kids will still be looking for something enjoyable and challenging to do,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “There are a lot of options over the break for kids to get off the couch, go have some fun and get a little exercise while doing them.”

Fischer also reminded the public about the Holiday in The City events that are going on downtown through Jan. 3, 2016. At the plaza behind the Aegon Center at 4th and Jefferson streets, families can visit the holiday World Market, and ice skate for a small fee, while adults can enjoy the Bourbon and Beer village. Nearby, kids can visit Santa’s House outside the Fourth Street entrance of the Kentucky International Convention Center.

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