Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center Now Open with Eye Towards Sports Tourism

This new recreation center, located at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Mine Road, is one of only eight indoor olympic size competition pools in the state. The facility also includes a therapy pool, warm up pool, exercise rooms, basketball courts and a nursery. There is even a cafe that offers healthy food options such as smoothies.


Stafford Songfest Sundays
Sunday, June 19, 5-7pm
Harley Boone (Contemporary Country)

Come join us every third Sunday, June - September as live bands perform from 5- 7pm on Pratt Park's Celebration Stage.  Pack a picnic dinner and bring the entire family for an evening filled with music and fun! Admission is $10 per car.  Concessions will be available. Rain or shine. 

Virginia Family and Pet Festival
Stafford Regional Airport
June 4, 10-5pm

This family and dog friendly festival features rides, bands, zip lines, a rock wall and dog-related contests.

Of course, dogs welcome! $5/car
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Hut Holes and Bastions: Stafford's Winter Encampment
Stafford Civil War Park, June 10, 7pm 
The National Park Service's popular program series returns this year with its first topic focusing on the Stafford Civil War Park and the Union Army of the Potomac's winter encampment in 1862-63.  The park includes the encampment's only formally preserved physical remnants, including the hut holes, earthworks and road left behind by soldiers.

Visitors should wear sturdy shoes, bring water, flashlight, a lawn chair and bug repellent.  

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Lake Mooney Now Open

This beautiful 520-acre lake is Virginia's newest recreational lake and will welcome canoeists and kayakers (gas-powered boats are not permitted).  Until the fish population has multiplied and matured, fishing is not yet allowed. Fact Sheet
Ferry Farm Open for Season

Explore Ferry Farm with the iPad tour, "Uncovering George Washington's Youth,"  newly updated for Phase 1 construction, and view the archaeology laboratory and "The Science of History at Ferry Farm" exhibit in the Visitor Center.

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