Park Survey and Alum Spring Fundraiser
Parks Survey - Seeking Public Input
We need your input! Our department is conducting an online survey to gather your input on our parks and facilities. This survey is a follow-up to the recent Public Open Houses hosted at the Dorothy Hart Community Center on August 12th and 13th. Please complete this survey before October 14th to help - we really want to hear from you! Survey >
Alum Spring Playground Fundraiser
Fundraising efforts are underway to help expand the Alum Spring Park Playground 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 exciting news and help us create an awesome playground for all of our area children. Read more or donate now >
Special Events
Big Fall Cleanup & Trash Dash
This 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 more info: 540-372-1086 or email.
Campout in the Park
Friday - Saturday, October 18-19
Motts Run Reservoir
All ages! 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.
Halloween Movie Night
Saturday, October 19
5:00pm at Hurkamp Park
Beginning at 5 p.m. is a family-friendly Halloween craft and costume contest. At 7 p.m. it’s movie time! The movies will be "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" followed by "Scared Shrekless." Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Police, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events, Fredericksburg Parent, Rappahannock Rotary and Fredericksburg Main Street. For info: 540-372-1086 or email.
Halloween Skate Night
Thursday, October 31
6:00pm - 9:00pm at Fredericksburg Roller Hockey Rink in Dixon Park
$5 per person after Oct. 24 and at the gate.
Ages: 12 – 16 year olds (for those who typically will not be trick or treating) Bring your own skates if you wish to skate. We'll have some interactive fun for those wearing tennis shoes too! Join us for a Halloween Skate Night. We’ll have a great time with candy, glow in the dark items, scary movie (rated G) on the inflatable screen, black lights, etc. For information please email  Bill Mitchell  or call 540-372-1086. Or register online >
Memorial Urban Trail Ride
Saturday, November 9 at 9:00am - Noon
$20 per horse and rider by November 1st. 
$25 per horse and rider after Nov. 1st and on-site.
Bring your own horse. Registration is first come, first served. We have a maximum capacity of 60 riders. Current negative coggins required. Sponsored by The United Horsemen’s Association & Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events. Trail Ride Entry Form and details >
Fredericksburg Veterans Day Events
Monday, November 11, 2019 beginning at 10:00am
Free Admission to all events
10:00am - Walking Procession beginning at Memorial Park to Fredericksburg Area War Memorial. Enroll now >
10:45am - Veterans Ceremony held at Fredericksburg Area War Memorial
12:00pm - Veteran Resource Fair held at Hurkamp Park.
For info: 540-372-1086 or email us.
Bus Trips
New York City in the Fall Day Trip, NY
NEXT 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 to come home 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. We’ll meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Pre-registration is required. The trip is nearly full and we have just a few spaces left, so please sign up asap. 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 deadline: November 29 . Read more >
Youth Sports
2020 Youth Basketball registration will be accepted by paper form only  (which will be accepted in person, by mail or by fax) as we transition to our new registration system. No online registration will be accepted for the Winter 2020 Basketball season.

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. 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. 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
Upcoming Classes for Kids & Adults
These classes begin soon! Sign up now...
The classes below are starting in the next four weeks. Click the link for details and online registration. Registration is also accepted in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St. Questions? Please call our front desk at 540-372-1086.



Tweens, Teens & Adults
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 also 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.
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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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