Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events We are a municipal recreation department that provides comprehensive year around programming for sports, fitness, special events and nature programs for all ages.

The department operates & maintains 21 outdoor spaces (trails, parks, playgrounds, pool).

Operating as usual

Congratulations to our winners for our two Earth Day contests! Throughout our Virtual BioBlitz last week, over 400 obser...
04/23/2021

Congratulations to our winners for our two Earth Day contests! Throughout our Virtual BioBlitz last week, over 400 observations of plants, animals, and fungi were made around our city. We are awarding prizes to those who found the most species and posted the most observations around the city and in our parks. A big thanks to Madelyn Chappell for making the most observations and finding the most individual species city-wide. Other top prizes for the Virtual BioBlitz will be going to Rikki Lucas, Jenna Veazey, and Carrie Pierce. You can check out the data collected during our BioBlitz here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/earth-day-festival-bioblitz-2021?tab=observations

As for our winners of the Chalk and Talk Art Contest, your votes are in and the winners are......
1st place to Jillian!
2nd place to Alex & Jo Tepaske!
3rd place to Melissa, Chase, & Brooke!
Check out their amazing artwork below!

Congratulations to everyone! Thank you for participating in our Earth Day Festival. Winners will be reached out to by email this afternoon with information about how to receive your prizes.
#earthdayfestival #earthdayfest2021 #earthday #fredparks #fredpre #fredparksrec #fxbgva #lovefxbg

Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating/giving back today?#fredparksrec #fxbgva #fxbg #parks #earthday2021
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating/giving back today?

#fredparksrec #fxbgva #fxbg #parks #earthday2021

Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating/giving back today?

#fredparksrec #fxbgva #fxbg #parks #earthday2021

Are you a nature enthusiast looking for volunteer hours? Volunteers are needed to staff the Motts Run Nature Center. The...
04/21/2021

Are you a nature enthusiast looking for volunteer hours? Volunteers are needed to staff the Motts Run Nature Center. The Nature Center is open every weekend from April - October from 12-5 p.m. By volunteering, you can help keep the Nature Center open so more people can enjoy the resources inside. To sign up or learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to Callie Brown ([email protected]).

Are you a nature enthusiast looking for volunteer hours? Volunteers are needed to staff the Motts Run Nature Center. The Nature Center is open every weekend from April - October from 12-5 p.m. By volunteering, you can help keep the Nature Center open so more people can enjoy the resources inside. To sign up or learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to Callie Brown ([email protected]).

All the submissions are in for our Earth Day Festival's Chalk & Talk Art Contest! You can view all of the entries on our...
04/20/2021

All the submissions are in for our Earth Day Festival's Chalk & Talk Art Contest! You can view all of the entries on our page (@fredparksrec) and vote for your favorite by liking them. The deadline to vote will be Friday, April 23 at noon! Winners will be announced that afternoon. Help those who entered win some cool prizes by casting your vote this week!

#earthdayfestival #earthdayfestival2021 #earthday #fxbg #fxbgva #lovefxbg #fredparksrec #fredpre #chalkart

All the submissions are in for our Earth Day Festival's Chalk & Talk Art Contest! You can view all of the entries on our page (@fredparksrec) and vote for your favorite by liking them. The deadline to vote will be Friday, April 23 at noon! Winners will be announced that afternoon. Help those who entered win some cool prizes by casting your vote this week!

#earthdayfestival #earthdayfestival2021 #earthday #fxbg #fxbgva #lovefxbg #fredparksrec #fredpre #chalkart

Looking for something fun for the kids to do on Earth Day this year? There is still time and room for you to sign up for...
04/19/2021

Looking for something fun for the kids to do on Earth Day this year? There is still time and room for you to sign up for our Happy Earth Day Party at Motts Run this Thursday! For kids ages 5-12, all children must be accompanied by a non-paying adult. We will play classic birthday party games with an Earth Day twist and learn how we can better protect our beautiful planet!
Fee: $6/child
Location: Motts Run Reservoir
Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2-3:30 p.m.

Sign up here: https://secure.rec1.com/VA/fredericksburg-va/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTEzNzA4NjY=

Looking for something fun for the kids to do on Earth Day this year? There is still time and room for you to sign up for our Happy Earth Day Party at Motts Run this Thursday! For kids ages 5-12, all children must be accompanied by a non-paying adult. We will play classic birthday party games with an Earth Day twist and learn how we can better protect our beautiful planet!
Fee: $6/child
Location: Motts Run Reservoir
Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2-3:30 p.m.

Sign up here: https://secure.rec1.com/VA/fredericksburg-va/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTEzNzA4NjY=

These are our submissions for our Earth Day Festival's Chalk & Talk Art Contest! Vote for your favorites by liking/react...
04/18/2021

These are our submissions for our Earth Day Festival's Chalk & Talk Art Contest! Vote for your favorites by liking/reacting until Friday, April 23 at noon. Winners will be announced that afternoon.

Thank you to everyone who showed their love for the Earth through chalk art!

#earthday #earthdayfestival #earthdayfestival2021 #fxbg #lovefxbg #fredpre #fredparksrec

Are you ready for the Earth Day movie night? Mama the Scarlet Macaw is! Come see Earthquest Inc and The Lorax tonight at...
04/17/2021

Are you ready for the Earth Day movie night? Mama the Scarlet Macaw is! Come see Earthquest Inc and The Lorax tonight at Old Mill Park. Gates open and 6 p.m. and the fun starts at 7 p.m. FREE!

The Lorax is sponsored by the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board

Are you ready for the Earth Day movie night? Mama the Scarlet Macaw is! Come see Earthquest Inc and The Lorax tonight at Old Mill Park. Gates open and 6 p.m. and the fun starts at 7 p.m. FREE!

The Lorax is sponsored by the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board

It's almost time! Come out to Old Mill Park for our Earth Day Festival 2021 - Outdoor Concert Night !
04/16/2021

It's almost time! Come out to Old Mill Park for our Earth Day Festival 2021 - Outdoor Concert Night !

Today is the day! Grab your camping chairs and the family for a fun evening in the park. Join us for our Earth Day Festi...
04/16/2021

Today is the day! Grab your camping chairs and the family for a fun evening in the park. Join us for our Earth Day Festival Concert Night tonight at Old Mill Park! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Gear up for an exciting live birds of prey demonstration by Earthquest Inc and performances from Sunset Syndicate and Cat's Meow.

Enjoy from the safety of your own "family square" on the field. Sponsors and food trucks will be on-site. Want more info about our Earth Day Festival events? Visit: www.earthdayfred.com

Today is the day! Grab your camping chairs and the family for a fun evening in the park. Join us for our Earth Day Festival Concert Night tonight at Old Mill Park! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Gear up for an exciting live birds of prey demonstration by Earthquest Inc and performances from Sunset Syndicate and Cat's Meow.

Enjoy from the safety of your own "family square" on the field. Sponsors and food trucks will be on-site. Want more info about our Earth Day Festival events? Visit: www.earthdayfred.com

Old Mill Park will be closed today (Friday, April 16th) from 2pm to Sunday, April 18th at 6am for the Earth Day Events. ...
04/16/2021

Old Mill Park will be closed today (Friday, April 16th) from 2pm to Sunday, April 18th at 6am for the Earth Day Events. Additional parking to access the trail can be found at Cossey Park (1601 Kenmore Ave).

If you are not attending the Earth Day events, avoid the area between 5-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Nights due to expected heavy traffic.

Gates open for the Earth Day Concert Night (tonight) and Movie Night (tomorrow) at 6 p.m., the shows begin at 7 p.m. More info: www.earthdayfred.com

Old Mill Park will be closed today (Friday, April 16th) from 2pm to Sunday, April 18th at 6am for the Earth Day Events. Additional parking to access the trail can be found at Cossey Park (1601 Kenmore Ave).

If you are not attending the Earth Day events, avoid the area between 5-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Nights due to expected heavy traffic.

Gates open for the Earth Day Concert Night (tonight) and Movie Night (tomorrow) at 6 p.m., the shows begin at 7 p.m. More info: www.earthdayfred.com

Warmer weather is here. ☀️  Are you planning to use one of the City’s parks or public spaces for an event or gathering? ...
04/15/2021

Warmer weather is here. ☀️ Are you planning to use one of the City’s parks or public spaces for an event or gathering? Remember to file for a permit. Get information, download permit forms and learn more here: https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/1469/Plan-An-Event

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Warmer weather is here. ☀️ Are you planning to use one of the City’s parks or public spaces for an event or gathering? Remember to file for a permit. Get information, download permit forms and learn more here: https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/1469/Plan-An-Event

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It's time to get creative! 🎨♻️🌎Take part in this year's Earth Day Festival by creating Earth Day themed chalk art for th...
04/15/2021

It's time to get creative! 🎨♻️🌎
Take part in this year's Earth Day Festival by creating Earth Day themed chalk art for the Chalk & Talk Art Contest. Create your art on a sidewalk, your driveway, or a paved trail (please be mindful of other users, especially on trails). Take a picture of your completed masterpiece and send it to [email protected] by midnight on Saturday, April 17. All submissions will be posted on our Facebook for voting (vote by liking/reacting to your favorite pictures).
You can use your own chalk or pick up a set today-Saturday from one of our designated locations below.
Please limit one set per family. Chalk sets are in yellow and black plastic totes. Available on a first come, first serve basis.
1. Dixon Park Fitness Trail (near bathrooms at Dixon Park)
2. Canal Path (on Canal Street, near Dorothy Hart Community Center)
3. Heritage Trail (near trailhead at Old Mill Park)
4. VCR Trail (near bathrooms at Alum Spring Park)
Questions? Visit: www.earthdayfred.com for more information and the exact locations of the pick up spots.

It's time to get creative! 🎨♻️🌎
Take part in this year's Earth Day Festival by creating Earth Day themed chalk art for the Chalk & Talk Art Contest. Create your art on a sidewalk, your driveway, or a paved trail (please be mindful of other users, especially on trails). Take a picture of your completed masterpiece and send it to [email protected] by midnight on Saturday, April 17. All submissions will be posted on our Facebook for voting (vote by liking/reacting to your favorite pictures).
You can use your own chalk or pick up a set today-Saturday from one of our designated locations below.
Please limit one set per family. Chalk sets are in yellow and black plastic totes. Available on a first come, first serve basis.
1. Dixon Park Fitness Trail (near bathrooms at Dixon Park)
2. Canal Path (on Canal Street, near Dorothy Hart Community Center)
3. Heritage Trail (near trailhead at Old Mill Park)
4. VCR Trail (near bathrooms at Alum Spring Park)
Questions? Visit: www.earthdayfred.com for more information and the exact locations of the pick up spots.

Old Mill Park will be closed Friday, April 16th from 2pm to Sunday, April 18th at 6am for the Earth Day Events. Addition...
04/14/2021

Old Mill Park will be closed Friday, April 16th from 2pm to Sunday, April 18th at 6am for the Earth Day Events. Additional parking to access the trail can be found at Cossey Park (1601 Kenmore Ave).

Old Mill Park will be closed Friday, April 16th from 2pm to Sunday, April 18th at 6am for the Earth Day Events. Additional parking to access the trail can be found at Cossey Park (1601 Kenmore Ave).

04/12/2021

The Earth Day Festival Virtual BioBlitz is in full swing! You have until Saturday (April 17) at midnight to make observations and contribute to the data we are collecting about the biodiversity of our city. There may even be prizes for the most observations and most species found around our city and in different parks 😲

Take part by downloading the iNaturalist app. To learn more about how to use iNaturalist, check out this video below!

To find out more about our Virtual BioBlitz and our other events this week, check out www.earthdayfred.com.

#earthdayfred #earthdayfestival2021 #fxbgva #lovefxbg #fredparkrec #fredpre #parks #fredparks #fxbgparks #bioblitz

✔️ Canal Clean Up - done!  #keepitclean
04/09/2021

✔️ Canal Clean Up - done! #keepitclean

Looking for a fun way to celebrate with your little one this Earth Day? Sign up for our Happy Earth-day program at Motts...
04/09/2021

Looking for a fun way to celebrate with your little one this Earth Day? Sign up for our Happy Earth-day program at Motts Run Reservoir on April 22 at 2-3:30 p.m. For kids ages 5-12. Join us as we play classic birthday party games with an Earth Day twist. 🌎🎉

Location: Motts Run Reservoir
Date and Time: April 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $6/child

Children must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up, go to parks.fxbg.com and click on register online.

Looking for a fun way to celebrate with your little one this Earth Day? Sign up for our Happy Earth-day program at Motts Run Reservoir on April 22 at 2-3:30 p.m. For kids ages 5-12. Join us as we play classic birthday party games with an Earth Day twist. 🌎🎉

Location: Motts Run Reservoir
Date and Time: April 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $6/child

Children must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up, go to parks.fxbg.com and click on register online.

🌾 Who's ready for the Fredericksburg, VA Farmers Market this year?!? 🍅 It opens in Hurkamp Park next Saturday, April 17t...
04/08/2021

🌾 Who's ready for the Fredericksburg, VA Farmers Market this year?!? 🍅 It opens in Hurkamp Park next Saturday, April 17th. Go follow their page and shop the local goodness all season - right here in the 'Burg!

This time next week you could be participating in the Earth Day Festival! April 11-17: Virtual BioBlitzApril 15-17: Chal...
04/07/2021

This time next week you could be participating in the Earth Day Festival!
April 11-17: Virtual BioBlitz
April 15-17: Chalk & Talk Art Contest
April 16: Outdoor Concert Night
April 17: Outdoor Movie Night
Check out the details for all the fun events planned at www.earthdayfred.com.

This time next week you could be participating in the Earth Day Festival!
April 11-17: Virtual BioBlitz
April 15-17: Chalk & Talk Art Contest
April 16: Outdoor Concert Night
April 17: Outdoor Movie Night
Check out the details for all the fun events planned at www.earthdayfred.com.

Check out these great photos from the Dog Easter Egg Hunt.  Photo credit to Hyperbole and Sue Bee Photography. 🐰🐕
04/06/2021

Check out these great photos from the Dog Easter Egg Hunt. Photo credit to Hyperbole and Sue Bee Photography. 🐰🐕

Photos from Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events's post
04/06/2021

Photos from Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events's post

Are you an adult that misses the fun of camp? 🙋‍♂️🛶 This year we are offering a fun new opportunity called Camp Lakeview...
04/06/2021

Are you an adult that misses the fun of camp? 🙋‍♂️🛶 This year we are offering a fun new opportunity called Camp Lakeview! Camp Lakeview is a nature camp just for adults. This is a three day, two night adventure with opportunities for canoeing, hiking, camp fires, crafts, and more. Enjoy the peace of the outdoors and in depth nature discovery sessions. Participants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school to attend. Any adult may attend - whether you are an active volunteer/professional in the nature field or just someone looking for a fun new adventure. Supplies for activities and meals will be provided but participants must provide their own tent and camping supplies. ⛺️

Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6)
Motts Run Reservoir
$200/$215 (resident/non-resident)

Interested in joining in on the fun? Registration is now open to everyone. Visit parks.fxbg.com and click on Register Online to sign up for Camp Lakeview or any of our other activities.

Are you an adult that misses the fun of camp? 🙋‍♂️🛶 This year we are offering a fun new opportunity called Camp Lakeview! Camp Lakeview is a nature camp just for adults. This is a three day, two night adventure with opportunities for canoeing, hiking, camp fires, crafts, and more. Enjoy the peace of the outdoors and in depth nature discovery sessions. Participants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school to attend. Any adult may attend - whether you are an active volunteer/professional in the nature field or just someone looking for a fun new adventure. Supplies for activities and meals will be provided but participants must provide their own tent and camping supplies. ⛺️

Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6)
Motts Run Reservoir
$200/$215 (resident/non-resident)

Interested in joining in on the fun? Registration is now open to everyone. Visit parks.fxbg.com and click on Register Online to sign up for Camp Lakeview or any of our other activities.

‼ Calling all Lifeguards ‼ The Swim Club Management Group is looking at hiring lifeguards for the Doris E. Buffett Pool....
04/05/2021

‼ Calling all Lifeguards ‼ The Swim Club Management Group is looking at hiring lifeguards for the Doris E. Buffett Pool. Check out the details below. 👇🏊‍♀️

⚾ Youth Baseball registration deadline is April 10th! ⚾ Don't miss our T-Ball (5yrs – 6yrs)  / Coach Pitch (7rs – 8yrs) ...
04/05/2021

⚾ Youth Baseball registration deadline is April 10th! ⚾ Don't miss our T-Ball (5yrs – 6yrs) / Coach Pitch (7rs – 8yrs) / Minors (9yrs – 10yrs) leagues.

There is a $10 late registration fee after April 10th, space permitting. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/VA/fredericksburg-va/catalog.

Held at Sunshine Ballpark and Snowden Park. Mondays – Saturdays May 10 – June 30 on weekday evenings and Saturdays.

$35/$70 (residents/non-residents). Registration will be online only at https://secure.rec1.com/VA/fredericksburg-va/catalog. For more information please call 540-372-1086 or email [email protected].

This is no April Fool's Joke! The FXBG StoryWalk® has been updated with a new book!📚🚶Take the family out on the trail to...
04/01/2021

This is no April Fool's Joke! The FXBG StoryWalk® has been updated with a new book!

📚🚶Take the family out on the trail to read Trees Make Perfect Pets by Paul Czajak. This story will be up through June and is sponsored by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library ! The FXBG StoryWalk® is located along the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail on Caroline Street, between Old Mill Park and Ford Street.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
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Fxbg Punkrock Fleamarket is just a week away at Maury Park! Vendors listed at www.stephotogs.com/vendors
Thank you for such a fun week with Camp @ Home so far! The salt-chalk jars were so much fun 🧂
Showing off their tie dyed camp shirts!
Just wanted to thank your staff for your creativity and responsiveness with the Camp @ Home boxes! We were so surprised to actually get boxes after being put on the 2nd waitlist -- and my girls could not have been more excited to carry in those huge boxes today and get to work! Thank you for the wonderful instruction guide and all of the materials. You have helped to make this very different summer one my kids will remember in a positive way!