Brought to you by
The Friends of Raven Run
The Lexington Division of Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Events

May 13th – Birds of the Bluegrass - 8am

Our morning bird walk offers visitors the opportunity to see and hear dozens of migrating bird species as they travel across Kentucky. Binoculars are available on request to help you learn how to identify birds “on the wing”. Identification of birds by their spring songs is also presented. Please call ahead to register for this hour-and-a-half program at 859-272-6105. This program is weather dependent so call the park (859) 272-6105 before you head to the program.

May 20th – Scout Skills at Raven Run – 10am

You don’t have to be a scout to learn and benefit from traditional scout skills. Whether it’s tying knots and lashings or using a map and compass, Raven Run’s Scout Skills program will benefit kids from all walks of life. This program is designed for boys and girls ages 10 years and older. Please call ahead to register for this program 859-272-6105.

May 27th – Little Explorers “Birds” - 10am

Our “Little Explorers” programs are designed for elementary-aged visitors who want to explore the park and get a chance to complete an art project, all in the same tour! Each Little Explorers program has a different theme, so feel free to register for more than one program over the summer. We supply all the equipment for our trail explorations as well as all the art supplies you will need to complete your project. Parents or guardians are required to stay with young participants during the program. Please call ahead to register for this program at 859-272-6105.

May 27th – Stargazing - 9pm

View the night sky at Raven Run. The Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy club set-up several Dobson and Refractor telescopes for visitors to view binary stars, nebula and planets. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. This event usually lasts 1 – 2 hours. Bring a flashlight or head lamps. This program is weather dependent so call the park (859) 272-6105 before you head to the program.


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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 3885 Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY 40515


Opening hours

April: 9am to 6pm Trails Close at 5:30

May: 9am to 7pm Trails Close at 6:30

​June - August: 9am to 8pm Trails Close at 7:30

September: 9am to 7pm Trails Close at 6:30

October: 9am to 6pm Trails Close at 5:30

November - March: 9am to 5pm,

Trails close at 4:30

Please register for these FREE events at (859) 272-6105 

Our Location

Open from everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Day after Christmas.

From Lexington: Take Richmond Road east (out of town) and turn right onto highway 25 (Old Richmond Road, across from Jacobsen Park).  Go approximately 3 1/2 miles and turn right on to Jack's Creek Pike (at Judy Ray's Grocery Store).  Go about 5 1/2 miles on Jack's Creek Pike and Raven Run is located on the Left.  The entrance is marked by the sign atop the website.  An interactive map is available on the contacts page.