Have you read our Fall Catalog yet?
We are your local parks and recreation department. And we have plenty in our catalog of activities to do!! Take a look inside for information on youth basketball, fun ways to learn new hobbies with classes for kids and adults, and a list of outdoor parks to explore. Looking for special family time this fall? Have an adventure with us on our bus trips and events.
Events
Art in the Park
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 5
Saturday, October 19
9:00am – 1:00pm at Hurkamp Park during the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. FREE Admission. Enjoy browsing and shopping local artists and crafters. For info: 540-372-1086 or email us..
Bee Flix Movie Series
Saturday September 14, 21, 28 at Hurkamp Park
6pm to 9pm, The movie will start at dark (7pm-ish)
Free admission , public invited.
Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and join the fun at our outdoor movies series. Read more >
Harvest Festival
at Fredericksburg Farmers Market
Saturday, October 5
9:00am – 1:00pm at Hurkamp Park during the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. FREE Admission. Fun for the whole family: pumpkin patch, build your own scarecrow, face painting, pumpkin painting, rock painting. Find beautiful fall decor for your home, warm bouquets, hearty produce, jams, pies, kettle corn, bread, honey, and more! For info: 540-372-1086 or email us.
Christmas Parade Registration
Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm or when we reach 80 entries, whichever comes first.

Entry Fees:
  • Free – James Monroe HS Marching Band, Spotsylvania County HS Combined Marching Band and Stafford County Combined HS Marching Band
  • $50 – School Sponsored Organizations/Clubs and Veterans Organizations
  • $175 – Non/Not for Profit Organizations
  • $250 – Commercial / For Profit Organizations
  • Payments:  Your payment is due within 7 days of submitting the entry form. Registration is not final until payment is received, or you forfeit your spot in the parade. No exceptions.

For more information email fredchristmasparade@gmail.com , c all 540-372-1086 or visit www.fredericksburgchristmasparade.com .
Big Fall Cleanup & Trash Dash
Saturday, October 12
9:00am – 11:00am
Meet at Old Mill Park where volunteers can sign up to clean Alum Spring Park, Old Mill Park, Motts Run Reservoir, Memorial Park, or participate in the “Trash Dash” along the Canal / Heritage Trail and the VCR trail. We’ll provide gloves, grabbers and trash bags. For info: 540-372-1086 or email us. Group signups and sponsor RSVPs >
Campout in the Park
Friday - Saturday, October 18-19
All Ages
Motts Run Reservoir
Come camp along the shore and enjoy a magical autumn evening complete with a weenie roast and s'mores! For info: 540-372-1086 or email us. Sign up online >
Halloween Movie Night
Saturday, October 19
7:00pm at Hurkamp Park
Free admission, public invited.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for our family-friendly movie night! It’s going to be out of this world!! Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Police, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events, Fredericksburg Parent, Rappahannock Rotary and Fredericksburg Main Street. For info: 540-372-1086 or email us..
Fall Classes for Kids & Adults
Starting soon! Sign up now...
The classes below are starting in the next four weeks. Click the link for details and online registration. Or register in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St. Questions? Call our front desk at 540-372-1086.

Preschool


Elementary

Tweens & Teens
Youth Sports
Lil’ Hoopsters Basketball
5yrs – 6yrs
The FUNdamental coed 5-week program that teaches basic skills of the game including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and sportsmanship. Registration begins October 1st for City residents and October 8th for Non-City residents. Deadline to register is January 3rd. $10 late registration fee after January 3rd. Location: Walker Grant Middle School. Season: January 11th – February 8th
Fee: $30/$50 (residents/non-residents) Registration forms >

Youth Basketball
Novice (7yrs – 8yrs)
Rookie (9yrs – 10yrs)
Junior (11yrs – 13yrs)
Learn the basic fundamentals in this coed league designed for fun, sportsmanship and teamwork. Practices start January 6th and will take place at Walker Grant Middle School. Practices are on either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Games are
during the week and on Saturdays. Registration begins October 1st for City residents and October 8th for Non-City residents. Deadline to register is December 3rd. There is a $10 late registration fee after December 3rd. Location: Walker-Grant Middle School.
Season: January 6th – March 7th
Fee: $30/$60 (residents/non-residents) Registration forms >
Coaches Wanted
If you have a love of the game and enjoy working with children and passing on that interest, call us! Our seasons are about 6 to 8 weeks long. You bring us your enthusiasm and we’ll give you what you need to get started with our department as a coach! Call 540-372-1086 ext. 214 or email wlmitchell@fredericksburgva.gov
Bus Trips
New York City in the Fall Day Trip in New York City, NY
Saturday, October 19
Bus Leaves: 4:30am / Bus Returns: 1:30am
Fee: $80 per person
Explore NYC on your own, spending your time the way you want. We will arrive in NYC about 10am and leave about 7:30pm. This will give you plenty of time to see what the Big Apple offers. Times are approximate and may vary slightly due to weather, road conditions, traffic, etc. Pre-registration is required. We’ll meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Registration and cancellation deadline: October 4. Read more >

Christmas Time in New York City Day Trip, NY
Saturday, December 14
Bus Leaves: 4:30am / Bus Returns: 1:30am
Fee: $80 per person
Trip goers will have a day to explore on their own. Spend your time the way you want, whether it’s shopping and shows, or visiting attractions. We will arrive in NYC about 10am and leave about 7:30pm. Pre-registration required. We’ll meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Registration and cancellation deadline: November 29. Read more >
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Alum Spring Playground Removed
We have removed the playground equipment at Alum Spring Park that was damaged by storms earlier this summer. New equipment is being planned for installation, but the damaged equipment needed to be removed for safety reasons.

Fundraising efforts are underway to help expand the replacement equipment to include ADA access. Anyone who donates any gift amount to the Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation's Director's Fund before October 15, 2019 will activate an equal gift to the fund! Please share the news and help us create an awesome playground for all of our area children. Read more or donate now >
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events
The mission of the Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, and Events Department is to enhance the lives of our citizens by providing a diverse package of recreation and park opportunities.

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