Stafford Parks

Stafford Parks Stafford County Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Mission: To promote an active lifestyle
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Preserve Stafford's past
Encourage life-long learning
Stimulate economic growth
Foster environmental sustainability
Build community spirit
Promote a healthy lifestyle
Encourage enjoyable experiences

10/04/2023
๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ• Get ready for a spook-tacular time! ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Let your child's creativity shine as they paint their very own souvenir pump...
09/25/2023

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ• Get ready for a spook-tacular time! ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽƒ

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Let your child's creativity shine as they paint their very own souvenir pumpkin.
๐Ÿ‘ป Costumes are encouraged (but not required)
๐Ÿ• Pizza is included for each registered child, and you can even add an adult pizza lunch for just $2.

Secure your child's spot now and let the Halloween fun begin. ๐Ÿง™ ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“ฒhttps://bit.ly/PumpkinPizzaParty

๐ŸšŒ Join Our Day Trip to the Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn Mansion! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ“… Date: October 3rd๐Ÿ•˜ Departure: 9:00am from the Row...
09/19/2023

๐ŸšŒ Join Our Day Trip to the Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn Mansion! ๐Ÿก

๐Ÿ“… Date: October 3rd
๐Ÿ•˜ Departure: 9:00am from the Rowser Building (1739 Richmond Hwy. Stafford, VA 22554)
๐Ÿ• Return: 1:00pm
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: $55

๐Ÿ  Pope-Leighey House ๐Ÿ 
Designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd-Wright in the mid-20th century, the Pope-Leighey House is a masterpiece of modern architecture. Step inside and be transported to a world where innovative design meets functionality.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Woodlawn Mansion ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
Located next to the Woodlawn Plantation, this federal-style mansion is brimming with 200 years of history.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to delve into history and architecture! Reserve your spot today. ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/WoodlawnTrip

Spiking into a new season! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŸ
09/18/2023

Spiking into a new season! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ“FREE event
09/15/2023

๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ“FREE event

A few highlights from our first week of field hockey ๐Ÿ‘
09/14/2023

A few highlights from our first week of field hockey ๐Ÿ‘

A great opportunity to support our schools! Please see below for a list of items that will be collected at the Stafford ...
09/06/2023

A great opportunity to support our schools! Please see below for a list of items that will be collected at the Stafford Gymnastics Center starting next week.

Stafford Royals

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚ Pumpkin Derby & Workshop ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚Here's how it works:๐Ÿ“ฒStep 1: Register: https://bit.ly/pumpkinderby2023Secure your spot by ...
09/05/2023

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚ Pumpkin Derby & Workshop ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚

Here's how it works:

๐Ÿ“ฒStep 1: Register: https://bit.ly/pumpkinderby2023
Secure your spot by registering for the derby workshop.

๐ŸŽƒStep 2: Purchase a Pumpkin
The pumpkin you choose will be your canvas for creativity and your vehicle for the thrilling race ahead.

๐ŸŽจStep 3: Pumpkin Workshop
Mark your calendars for October 5th! Join us at Rowser, where our pumpkin experts will guide you through the process of turning your ordinary pumpkin into an extraordinary racer. Get your hands dirty and decorate your pumpkin racer with flair and imagination. Axel, wheels and art supplies will be provided.

๐Ÿฅ‡Step 4: Pumpkin Racer Showcase and Awards
On October 7th, head to our Fall Festival with your customized pumpkin racer. Find a spot to park your pumpkin racer, showcasing it for all to see. Gather 'round as the excitement builds! Judges will carefully inspect each pumpkin racer, evaluating their designs, creativity, and ingenuity. Stay tuned for the highly anticipated moment when the ribbons for the best-designed pumpkin racers are awarded. Will yours be among the winners?

๐ŸStep 6: The Great Pumpkin Race!
The moment you've been waiting for has arrived โ€“ it's time to put your pumpkin racer to the test! Feel the excitement as your pumpkin races down the track, competing against others for glory and speed. Cheer on your pumpkin as it vies for victory, and relish in the cheers of the crowd.

๐Ÿ“… Event Schedule:
Registration: Open Now
Pumpkin Workshop: October 5th at Rowser
Fall Festival: October 7th at Pratt Park
Pumpkin Racer Showcase and Awards & Races: 12pm

See you there! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ National Gymnastics Day Open House at Stafford Gymnastics and Recreation Center ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธJoin us for a celebration of at...
08/30/2023

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ National Gymnastics Day Open House at Stafford Gymnastics and Recreation Center ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Join us for a celebration of athleticism and grace on National Gymnastics Day! ๐ŸŽ‰ Immerse yourself in the world of flips, tumbles, and twists as we open our doors to gymnastics enthusiasts of all ages.

๐ŸŒŸ Event Highlights:

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธDemonstrations: Watch in awe as our talented Stafford Royals Gymnastics Teams showcase their incredible skills and routines.

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Open Gym Exploration: Kids of every age are invited to explore our gymnastics facility. Climb, swing, and leap your way through an afternoon of fun! (Parental supervision required.)

๐ŸŽ Goody Bags Galore: The first 100 children to arrive will be greeted with a special treat! Receive a goody bag filled with exciting surprises.

๐Ÿ“… Mark your calendars and gather your family and friends for a day of excitement and inspiration. Whether you're an aspiring gymnast or just looking for an active and engaging weekend activity, this event is perfect for you!

๐Ÿ“ Event Details:
๐Ÿ“… Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
โฐ Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost: Absolutely FREE

September 55+ Newsletter
08/29/2023

September 55+ Newsletter



Rowser Building Senior Center

A comprehensive series of classes designed to introduce children ages 8-15 to the world of archery! ๐ŸŽฏ ๐Ÿน All ability leve...
08/28/2023

A comprehensive series of classes designed to introduce children ages 8-15 to the world of archery! ๐ŸŽฏ

๐Ÿน All ability levels are welcome, and guess what? We've got all the equipment covered!

๐Ÿ“… Classes begin on September 6th and run through November.

Choose your time:
Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesdays 5:45pm - 6:45pm

๐Ÿ“ Location: Rowser

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost: $40 for a set of 4 classes. Register for one month or all three!

Don't miss out on this opportunity for your child to learn from an experienced instructor. ๐ŸŒŸ Limited spots available, register here:
https://bit.ly/Archery101Stafford

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ญ Get up close and personal with the cosmos through our state-of-the-art 10 inch Dobsonian Telescope capable of viewing...
08/25/2023

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ญ Get up close and personal with the cosmos through our state-of-the-art 10 inch Dobsonian Telescope capable of viewing the breathtaking beauty of Saturn's rings โ€“ an experience like no other!๐Ÿช

Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or simply captivated by the mysteries of the night sky, this event promises an evening of wonder and discovery for all ages. ๐ŸŒŒ

Limited spaces available! Register: https://bit.ly/StaffordOutdoor

See you there, fellow stargazers!

๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ™

08/16/2023

Adult Softball & Senior Softball close for registration this week. Sign up today and let's play! ๐ŸฅŽ๐ŸฅŽ๐ŸฅŽ
๐Ÿ“ฒ Register: https://bit.ly/StaffordSportsAdults

Be a part of the 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Derby at the Stafford Fall Family Festival on October 7th at Pratt park!The G...
08/09/2023

Be a part of the 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Derby at the Stafford Fall Family Festival on October 7th at Pratt park!

The Great Pumpkin Derby workshop will take place on 10/5, 6-8pm at Rowser.
You bring the pumpkin-we provide the rest! (axel/wheels/art supplies).

Cost to participate in judging/race is $25 and includes the workshop & building supplies.

Register: https://bit.ly/pumpkinderby2023

Stafford County Parks, Recreation, Facilities and Tourism is excited to be a host of the 2023 Babe Ruth World Series. Fo...
08/07/2023

Stafford County Parks, Recreation, Facilities and Tourism is excited to be a host of the 2023 Babe Ruth World Series. Fourteen teams from three countries and eleven states will be competing in the Championship August 12. For more information go to https://bit.ly/StaffordBaseballLeague

Today we had two very special guests, Falmouth Board of Supervisor Meg Bohmke and Volunteer Karen Brown.  Ms. Brown  gav...
08/04/2023

Today we had two very special guests, Falmouth Board of Supervisor Meg Bohmke and Volunteer Karen Brown. Ms. Brown gave Stafford Parks, Recreation, Facilities and Tourism campers an informative presentation on the impact littering has on marine life and the environment.
" Stop Turn Around, Don't Leave Anything on the Ground"!!

08/02/2023

Sell your handmade goods ๐Ÿชก๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Step 1: Call our office at 540-658-5116 to request an application.
Step 2: Return application with payment by September 12th via mail or in-person at the Rowser building.

โ€ผ๏ธ It is the final day to register for our Fall Youth Sport Leagues! ๐ŸˆNFL Flag Football ๐Ÿ“ขSideline Cheer๐ŸVolleyball๐Ÿ‘Field...
08/01/2023

โ€ผ๏ธ It is the final day to register for our Fall Youth Sport Leagues!

๐ŸˆNFL Flag Football
๐Ÿ“ขSideline Cheer
๐ŸVolleyball
๐Ÿ‘Field Hockey

๐Ÿ”—https://bit.ly/RegisterStaffordSports

Introducing Stafford County PRFT staff member Cecelia Alvarado, who teaches Adult Art Education at the Rowser Center. Re...
07/31/2023

Introducing Stafford County PRFT staff member Cecelia Alvarado, who teaches Adult Art Education at the Rowser Center. Read more about Cecelia's work at https://bit.ly/3OiVxa1

August 55+ Adult Newsletter ๐Ÿง˜๐ŸŽจ
07/31/2023

August 55+ Adult Newsletter ๐Ÿง˜๐ŸŽจ

07/26/2023

๐Ÿ‘โฐโŒ›๏ธ This is the final week to register for our Fall Youth Sport Leagues!

๐ŸˆNFL Flag Football
๐Ÿ“ขSideline Cheer
๐ŸVolleyball
๐Ÿ‘Field Hockey

๐Ÿ”—https://bit.ly/RegisterStaffordSports

Spread the word, tag your friends, and let's make this an unforgettable season! ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Sideline Cheer is open for registration! Let us tell you why signing your child up for sideline cheer is an absolute g...
07/13/2023

๐Ÿ“ฃ Sideline Cheer is open for registration! Let us tell you why signing your child up for sideline cheer is an absolute game-changer:

1๏ธโƒฃ Team Spirit and Camaraderie: Sideline cheer promotes a strong sense of unity and teamwork. Your child will learn the value of supporting their teammates, building lasting friendships, and working together towards a common goal.

2๏ธโƒฃ Confidence Booster: Cheerleading helps children develop self-confidence and self-esteem. From mastering new skills to performing in front of a crowd, your child will blossom and gain a sense of accomplishment.

3๏ธโƒฃ Physical Fitness: Sideline cheer involves various physical activities, including jumps, tumbling, and dance routines. By participating in cheer, your child will improve their strength, flexibility, coordination, and overall fitness levels.

Register your child for sideline cheer today and watch them thrive in a supportive, energetic, and empowering environment. Sign up now and let the cheer journey begin! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ฃ

Register in person at the Courthouse Community Center (29 Stafford Ave, Stafford, VA 22554) during normal business hours.

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŸ Exciting Announcement! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ข Fall Youth Volleyball League is open for registration!  Volleyball is a fantastic sport fo...
07/12/2023

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŸ Exciting Announcement! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ“ข Fall Youth Volleyball League is open for registration!

Volleyball is a fantastic sport for nurturing teamwork and sportsmanship in young athletes. Our league emphasizes the value of collaboration, communication, and supporting one another both on and off the court. Your child will learn to celebrate victories as a team and face challenges with resilience.

๐Ÿ“† League begins late August-November

โœจ Sign up now at https://bit.ly/StaffordSports or visit our website for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below, and we'll be happy to assist you!

Let's make this fall an unforgettable season for your child! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿˆ Calling all parents! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธAre you looking for a fun and exciting way to keep your child active while building essen...
07/11/2023

๐Ÿˆ Calling all parents! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to keep your child active while building essential life skills? Look no further than Youth NFL Flag Football! ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here's why you should sign your child up for this amazing sport:

1๏ธโƒฃ All the Fun, No Contact: NFL Flag Football offers all the thrills and excitement of traditional football, without the worry of tackling. Your child will learn to pass, catch, and run in a safe and supportive environment.

2๏ธโƒฃ Inclusive and Diverse: NFL Flag Football encourages diversity and welcomes boys and girls of all skill levels. It's a fantastic way for your child to make new friends, build relationships, and learn teamwork.

3๏ธโƒฃ Boost Confidence: Playing NFL Flag Football helps kids develop confidence and self-esteem. As they improve their skills and contribute to the team's success, they'll gain a sense of accomplishment that lasts a lifetime.

4๏ธโƒฃ Learn Valuable Life Skills: Beyond the physical aspects, this sport instills important life skills in your child. They'll learn about discipline, perseverance, and how to work effectively in a team, setting them up for success in all areas of life.

5๏ธโƒฃ Stay Active and Healthy: NFL Flag Football is a fantastic way to get them off the couch, out in the fresh air, and moving their bodies.

6๏ธโƒฃ Professional NFL Experience: Your child will feel like a superstar as they receive an authentic NFL team-branded jersey, just like their favorite players. It's a wonderful opportunity for them to emulate their idols and feel a part of the NFL family.

Sign up your child for Youth NFL Flag Football today and watch them grow both on and off the field. Let's create memories and foster a love for the game that will last a lifetime! ๐ŸŒŸ

Register: https://bit.ly/StaffordSports
We can't wait to welcome your child to our NFL Flag Football family! ๐Ÿˆโค๏ธ

Although summer has just begun, we are excited to announce that registration for our Fall Sports is now open. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘‰Secure ...
06/07/2023

Although summer has just begun, we are excited to announce that registration for our Fall Sports is now open. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ‘‰Secure your child's spot by registering here: https://bit.ly/RegisterStaffordSports
*Please note: Sideline Cheer is in-person registration only at Courthouse Community Center during normal business hours.

The Stafford County NAACP is thrilled to invite you to the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Commemoration and Celebration! Prepare ...
06/07/2023

The Stafford County NAACP is thrilled to invite you to the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Commemoration and Celebration! Prepare for a day filled with music, dancing, and shopping as we honor the historical significance of June 19, 1865.

Join this family-friendly event on Saturday, June 17th! Get your free ticket today at TourStaffordVA.com/Events.

We kicked off the summer season with a great event at Pratt Park! We enjoyed field games, an outdoor movie under the sta...
06/05/2023

We kicked off the summer season with a great event at Pratt Park! We enjoyed field games, an outdoor movie under the stars with popcorn, and a spectacular fireworks display. Looking forward to a great summer with our amazing community! โ˜€๏ธ

NFL Flag Championships tomorrow!
06/02/2023

NFL Flag Championships tomorrow!

Congratulations to both teams!โšฝ๏ธ
06/01/2023

Congratulations to both teams!โšฝ๏ธ

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1739 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA
22554

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(540) 658-5116

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Visit the Rowser Building to learn about the rich history in Stafford in honor of Black History Month. Originally built in 1939 by the Public Works Administration as the Stafford Training School, it was the only place where Black Students could received an education beyond the 7th grade.

The Rowser Building features an African American history mural that commemorates the significant contributions made by the African American Community.

Th Rowser Building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, as a Virginia Landmark. Learn more about the Rowser Building and ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Stafford at TourStaffordVA.com.

Fore more resources visit the following pages: National Register of Historic Places - NPS Virginia Department of Historic Resources Stafford County Government Stafford Parks
Registration is open for our 2022 Spring Season of NFL Flag Football. Our program is open to all boys and girls, ages 5-17 years old (Age as of 4/1/22).
Please visit www.staffordparks.com for more information and to register.

Stafford Parks
Last night Santa was at Stafford Parks and Recs for a visit. What a great group of workers and volunteers that made this event possible.
Businesses, Churches, Bands, Scouts, Farmers, etc., Please join us for the Stafford Christmas Parade.

9000 Celebrate Virgina Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

To register: staffordchristmasparade.com

For questions: [email protected] OR CALL 540-840-8992
FREE Outdoor Movie Alert!!! We hope to see you at the Pratt Park Picture Show. This event is offered by Stafford Parks,๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฟ
Alert!!!

Be careful while driving the back roads of Hartwood, Rock Hill, and Fauquier there's an annual Cycling event going on.

This event just demonstrates the need of more bike friendly infrastructure. If we had the trail infrastructure in place, we could promote many more events like this for worthy causes that will help bring tourism and tax revenue to Stafford while it helps our businesses to prosper.

I look forward to one day having that infrastructure in place. There are proposals for $10 B in Federal Greenway Trail Infrastructure spending that our region needs to prepare to tap into if it becomes available. The key to success it to be ready for opportunity when it comes.

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Swimmers beware. These pools are filthy!
Art Classes in Stafford County!
Pre-school, Homeschool, After-school, Middle School and Saturday!
Enroll now: https://secure.rec1.com/VA/stafford-county-parks/catalog
If you're headed to the Historic Port of Falmouth (Falmouth Beach) this weekend, you'll notice some new signs with some important safety information from Stafford Parks. Please remember to wear your life jacket, it just might save your life!
Stafford County is continuously evaluating ways to make folks safer at our parks and facilities, especially at the Historic Port of Falmouth Park. That stretch of the Rappahannock can appear very unthreatening but contains many hidden dangers such as unpredictable currents, slippery rocks and hidden debris. Check out the video and linked story with awesome safety information for patrons. Friends of the Rappahannock Stafford Parks Stafford County Fire and Rescue https://staffordcountyva.gov/
This past weekend, SCFR had the opportunity to be a part of filming a video coordinated by the Stafford County Government Community Engagement team with involvement from Supervisor Meg Bohmke, Supervisor Tom Coen, Friends of the Rappahannock, Stafford Parks, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to share information on how to safely enjoy Falmouth Beach and the Rappahannock River. We look forward to seeing the finished product! As always, if youโ€™re headed out on the water, wear your life jacket and be safe.