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In addition to hosting classes, The Lawrence Laboratory acts as a hub for lifelong learning opportunities around town. The City of Lawrence has a vibrant educational heritage and we want to connect people with our many quality resources through a centralized forum.

Each month we will feature a PARTNER OF THE MONTH, a local organization that provides educational opportunities open to the community. We will highlight their programming as well as ways to get involved. In addition, teachers may choose to donate their hourly wage toward this organization which will go toward scholarships or necessary materials.

If you would like to partner with us, we would love to hear what you do. Email





About: Lifelong Recreation of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is designed to maintain an active lifestyle for those over 50 years old, focusing on their interests and schedules. It provides a variety of outlets for physical and mental activity, as well as social engagement. Anyone is welcome as long as there is space available.

Subjects: Common categories include fitness, aquatics, sports, travel, outdoors/nature and arts & instruction. Examples include Zumba, Palentology, Stargazing, intro to iPads, Ukulele, Bridge, Jewelry Design, Fencing and a trip to Union Station and Kemper Museum focused the ancient city of Pompeii. 


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Lifelong Recreation: 

Lawrence Parks & Recreation


Structure:Lifelong Recreation hosts not only classes but events, trips and workshops. They provide a wide range of interests at a variety of locations, prices and schedules. Some courses are offered for a full 10 week session while some only meet for a few sessions; special events, like a film screening, will take only a few hours while trips can take a whole day or even a whole weekend (like a visit to the Pella Tulip Festival in DesMoines).

How to Enroll:  Pre-register for all classes. You can find classes in the Parks & Rec catalog or online. You may also walk into a Parks & Rec facilities. They also have a quarterly newsletter highlighting activities, events, trips and programs. Sign up for that here. If you have any questions contact feel free to contact Gayle Sigurdson, or call (785) 832.7920. 


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