HumanKind’s 160-plus acre campus is in the heart of Lynchburg. While the property originally served as an orphanage called the Presbyterian Homes, the cottages on site are now used to house several offices for HumanKind as well as house current programs under our organization. 

HumanKind Facilities Available for Rent

If you are looking for a place to hold an event, our building and greenspace facilities are available for rental by both non-profit and corporate partners. At this time we do not rent for private event or parties.


Covered gathering space with six large picnic tables. Grilling is allowed, with three grills on site.


The host of countless summer swims, our pool is not open to the public, but available for private events including camps, corporate gatherings and celebrations. Lifeguards are provided.


The chapel is a nice meeting room that can be configured in a variety of ways for meetings, dinners or instruction.  Our facilities team will work with you to design a setup that will fit your needs.

Commercial Kitchen

Need the use of a kitchen for your event? HumanKind’s commercial kitchen contains convection and gas stoves, a walk-in chiller, commercial dishwasher and stainless preparation areas. 


A half-size gymnasium that is ideal for team practices. We currently have indoor soccer and basketball teams that use our facility on a routine basis.   Additionally,  the Gym is the perfect place for banquets or other large gatherings. 

Public Use of Campus

HumanKind is private property, but we do allow public use of our property for certain activities. We ask that you follow all rules as listed below and on the signs throughout campus. 


Available for fishing.  Fishing licenses are required and available at the front desk in the Bain Administration Building during regular business hours.


*We do not have public restrooms.



150 miles of hiking and biking trails.  Explore our four unique habitats on trails in the center of Lynchburg.  Our campus has often hosted the Boy Scouts and others for overnight camping trips.


*We do not have public restrooms.

Dog Walking

We love our furry friends at HumanKind and encourage you to bring them along on your walks around our campus. However, dogs are required to be on leash at all times per Lynchburg law. This is for the safety of all visitors, staff, clients, and other pets on campus. 

We have dog waste stations throughout the property, please be considerate and remember to pick up after your pets. 


*We do not have public restrooms.

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Public Parking

Our programs operate out of our cottages Monday-Friday. We ask that if you are visiting our campus during the work week you park in the gravel lot indicated on the map. This will allow the parking spots to remain free for our staff, clients, and volunteers. 

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Business Inquires


Professional photographers can use our property for photoshoots with:

  • $25 fee per hour
  • Proof of insurance before photoshoot
    • You can register in person at our front desk during the operating hours of M-F, 8 Am- 4 Pm.
  • For more information contact: Facility Office Manager, Elizabeth Burton at

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Community Garden

HumanKind and Hill City Master Gardener Davis Instructional Garden

The Hill City Master Gardener Association and HumanKind have partnered to create a community garden.  Located in the area that was once the riding ring, this garden is now maintained by HCMGA.

With the support of the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Lynchburg,  these plots have produced wildflowers, herbs, and a wide variety of vegetables, which have been donated to area food partners.

When completed, the garden will include exhibits on land stewardship, healthy eating and food preparation and urban agriculture.  

For additional information on the garden, contact Richard Givens, project coordinator,


Read about our community garden here


Get Involved


To make arrangements, contact:
Robert Blade | Regional Facilities Manager