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Culpeper County Recreation Programs

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Culpeper County Parks and Recreation 155 W Davis St, Suite 100 Culpeper VA 22701 540-727-3412

County run recreation facilities in Culpeper County include Culpeper Sports Complex, Galbreath-Markshall Park, Laurel Valley Park-Mountain Bike Trail, Lenn Park, and Spilman Park. Newly opened 59-acre Culpeper Sports Complex, Route 29 & Local Route 666 near downtown Culpeper, features 16 football, baseball, softball and soccer fields; plans are also underway for a concessions area, restrooms, a possible pool, basketball courts and playground equipment. Galbreath-Markshall Park, 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd, offers a multi-use athletic field, a t-ball field, and a basketball court (all available for reservation). 300-acre Laurel Valley Park currently features 4 miles of Mountain Bike Trail, jointly designed, built, maintained, and operated by the county and the Culpeper Area Mountain Biking Organization (CAMBO), whose members can currently use the trail for scheduled group rides (membership forms are available at The Bike Stop, 120 W. Culpeper St, 540-825-2105, info@cambomtb.org). Undeveloped Lenn Park is currently undergoing plans for its development, including field surveying, a base map, wetland permitting and construction of roadways, building a parking lot, and an entrance way. Features are expected to include adult softball fields, a radio controlled airplane air strip, and a walking trail that follows Mountain Run Creek and leads to a landmark location. Advanced Training Services (ATS) is possibly providing heavy equipment and involving its students with hands-on experience in designing and constructing the park. Spilman Park features a picnic pavilion with ten 8-seat picnic tables, 4 charcoal grills, a multipurpose field, portable lavatory, walking trails, and a tot-lot playground with swing set; its facilities can be reserved for family picnics or reunions. Recreation programs and activities include S.T.A.R. Puppy Kindergarten (people age 10 & up), Advanced Digital Photography (age 16 & up), Ballroom Dance I (age 16 & up), Beginning Horseback Riding (ages 7-12), Beginning Manners I, II (age 10 & up), Beginning Tumbling I, II (ages 2-5), Kids Club: Itty Bitty Bug Safari (ages 1 1/2-5), Canine Good Citizen/Intro to Pet Therapy (age 10 & up), Beginning Guitar Part A (age 11 & up), and Cardio Kickboxing (age 18 & up). Summer camp programs are offered in June, July and August. Class locations include the Community Room, Binns Middle School, and 10291 Homeland Road in Rixeyville (horseback riding). Youth sports groups that offer league play and other opportunities include Culpeper Youth Baseball, 540-547-9099, Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball, 540-937-7900, Culpeper Youth Basketball, 540-547-9188, Summer Youth Basketball 540-522-6359, Culpeper Football Association, 540-825-9706, Culpeper Lacrosse Association Foundation, 540-937-4766, Culpeper Soccer Association, 540-825-0886, and Culpeper Wrestling Federation, 540-547-2696. Adult sports groups include Culpeper Womens Flag Football League, 540-423-4095. Community Organizations include Culpeper Blue Angels All-star Cheer & Dance, 540-727-2807, Blue Ridge Chorale of Culpeper, and Culpeper Carousel, 540-829-6444. A senior citizen's group (Silver Club, annual $5 membership) meets every Wednesday from 10 AM-2 PM at Culpeper County Library for a covered-dish lunch and activities like bingo, speakers (presentations from community organizations, police, businesses, county officials, entertainers, historians, authors, storytellers, etc), holiday parties, crafts and other projects, and trips (usually bi-monthly, include local trips to sites of interest, lunch cruises and trips to regional locations such as Cumberland Scenic Railroad, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Riverside Dinner Theater, National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and Graves Mountain Lodge). Club members often serve as volunteers and mentors as well.

 

 

Culpeper Parks and Recreation Commission 400 S Main St, Suite 301, Culpeper VA 22701 540-829-8260

Recreation facilities in Culpeper include town operated Mountain Run Lake & Yowell Meadow Parks, which feature soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, pavilions (all available for reservation on a first-come, first-serve basis), and a spillway (at Mountain Run Lake).