NEW Catalog of Activities
We are your local parks and recreation department. We are pleased to offer NEW youth and adult hockey lessons and play times. Plus we have fun ways to explore hobbies with classes in art, crafts, dance, fitness, cooking, Italian, Japanese culture and more! Don’t miss our list of outdoor parks to explore; dates to sign up for youth soccer, field hockey and baseball; or our list of spring trips and special events.
Upcoming Special Events
Snowball Fight
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Admission $3 per person or $5 for 2 people

Held snow or shine! Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water.Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teen and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match too! Matches are approximately every 10 minutes. Signed waivers are required to play. For info: Follow the Facebook Event or call 540-372-1086.
Father-Daughter Dance
Friday, February 7 at 6:30pm–8:30pm
Pre-register: $6 per person. At the door if space: $8 per person
Lafayette Upper Elementary School, 3 Learning Lane

Attention Dads!! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Dance for fathers, stepdads, grandpas, and uncles to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of dress-up, fun and dancing. Girls must be between 4 -12 years old. For info: please call 540-372-1086 ext. 0,   email us  or follow the event on  Facebook.
Nerf Mania
Friday, February 28
6:30pm–7:30pm (Ages 6-8yrs)
7:45pm-8:45pm (Ages 9-13yrs)
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street
$10 per person, limited space – pre-registration is required.

Several short games such as capture the flag, free play with obstacles, target practice, and other favorites. Pizza and drinks provided. Bring your own Nerf gun (limit only 1) and protective eye wear. We will supply the Nerf bullets. Players must wear protective eyewear. Staff reserves the right to deny use of any participant’s Nerf gun that they feel is too powerful. Pre-registration is required. Parents stay with children during event. For info: call 540-372-1086 ext. 0,   email us  or follow the event on  Facebook.
Calling All Artists 
Fredericksburg Fine Arts Show & Sale
Get your paintbrushes ready for the 2020 Fredericksburg Fine Art Show and Sale!

Entry deadline will be Monday, February 24, 2020

Check-in will be March 8-9, 2020 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Registrations will be accepted until the exhibit fills or the deadline of Monday, February 24, 2020, whichever comes first. Return form and payment to: Dorothy Hart Comm Ctr, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. More information »
Upcoming Classes for Youth & Adults
These classes begin in the next four weeks. Sign up now...
Please register in-person, by mail or by fax. Our online enrollment is temporarily under construction. For more information on how to register please contact our front desk staff at 540-372-1086 or .

Youth Classes

  • Open Gym for Little Ones - 1 1/2-5yrs
  • Mommy and Me Painting Class - 2-5yrs
  • After-Preschool Mommy and Me Creative Movement and Dance - 3-5yrs
  • Preschool Pizza Party - 3-5 yrs
  • Pre-Ballet - 3-5 yrs and 6-8yrs
  • Horseback Riding Lessons - 6yrs and older
  • Junior Karate - 5-7 yrs
  • Isshinryu Karate - 8 yrs and older
  • Youth Tumbling - 5-8yrs and 9-13yrs
  • Musical Theatre, Dance, Voice and Acting - 8-12yrs and 13-18yrs
  • January Ballet Classes - 9yrs and older
  • Beginner Soft Shoe Tap / Jazz - 6-9yrs
  • Kids Dinner and a Movie - 2-12yrs
  • What's for Dinner? Pizza Night - 3 1/2 yrs - 12 yrs
  • Lego Club for Kids - 5-12yrs
  • Winter Night Hike - 6yrs - Adult
  • Youth Pickup Hockey - 8-12yrs
  • Dek Hockey Clinic - 8-11yrs
  • Japanese Art: Valentine's Card Making and Origami - 10yrs and older
  • Youth Art Drawing and Painting - 7-10yrs and 11-16yrs
  • Comics Course - 8-11yrs and 12-18yrs

Teens and Adults
  • Beginning Bellydance - 12yrs and oler
  • Indoor Pickleball Lessons - 13yrs and older
  • January Adult Ballet Stretch and Tone - 14yrs and older
  • Beginning Papermaking - 12yrs and older
  • Needle Felted Coasters - 16yrs and older
  • Colorful Pet Portraits - 16yrs and older
  • Painted Glassware - 16yrs and older
  • Women's Learn to Roller Skate Clinic - 18yrs and older
  • Adult Pickup Hockey - 18yrs and older
  • Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED Certification - 14yrs and older
  • Create Your 2020 Big Vision Map - 18yrs and older
Bus Trips
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA  - American botanical garden that consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, & meadows. Registration deadline: April 10.           
Trip Date: Saturday, April 25
Bus Leaves: 7:00am
Bus Returns: 10:00pm
Fee: $99 per person (includes admission)

New York City Spring Trip            
New York City, NY - Explore NYC on your own in beautiful spring weather. We arrive in NYC about 10am and leave about 7:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Registration deadline: May 1.        
Trip Date: Saturday, May 16
Bus Leaves: 4:30am
Bus Returns: 1:30am
Fee: $80 per person Trip information »
Hershey Park         
Hershey, PA - You will find some of the world’s most amazing rides, attractions and live shows at Hershey Park. Take the bus with us and enjoy a fun stress free day with all your family and friends. Pre-registration required. Meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Registration deadline: May 8
Trip Date: Saturday, May 30
Bus Leaves: 6:30am
Bus Returns: 11:30pm
Fee: $115 per person (includes admission to the park)  Trip information »

Canyon Country           
8 Days - Highlights: Scottsdale, Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Las Vegas
Travel Presentation Tuesday, March 3rd at 6pm at the Dorothy Hart Community Center.  Trip Dates: October 7-15, 2020 Cost: $2,999 per person (double occupancy) and $3,899 per person (single occupancy) *Cost includes land, air, taxes/fees, pick up to and from airport, most meals and tour manager Deposit of $500 due by May 7th. Final payment due by August 7th. To register or find out more information, visit the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Trip information »
For more information about trips or how to get registered, please feel free to call our front desk at 540-372-1086 ext. 0. Please also feel free to email us at
Youth Sports
Registration for Soccer and Field Hockey must be done  in person only  at the Dorothy Hart Community Center (408 Canal Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401) as we have transitioned to a new registration software and online registration is not yet active. Please give yourself additional time when registering as we must set up a new account for each household.

Youth Soccer
Novice (6yrs-7yrs)
Rookie (8yrs-9yrs)
Junior (10yrs-12yrs)
Senior (13yrs-16yrs)
Deadline to register is February 21st . There is a $10 late fee for any late registration. Location: Dixon Park. Season: March 6 – May 9, Times Vary: weekday evenings and Saturdays. Fee: $30/$60 (residents/non-residents). Registration forms »

Tot Soccer
4yrs – 5yrs
Deadline to register is March 13th. There is a $10 late registration fee. Location:
Dixon Park. 5 Week Program (Program will meet on Saturdays only)
Sessions 1: 9:00am – 10:00 am
Session 2: 10:00am – 11:00am
March 28 – May 2 (No session on Saturday, April 12)
Fee: $25/$50 (residents/non-residents) Registration forms »

"Quick Sticks" Field Hockey
Rookies (7yrs – 9yrs)
Juniors (10yrs – 12yrs)
Seniors (13yrs – 15yrs)
Deadline to register is February 21st. There is a $10 fee for late registration after February 21st. Location: Dixon Park. March 16 – May 9 Times Vary: weekday evenings and Saturdays. Fee: $30/$60 (resident/non-residents) Registration forms »

"Lil Sticks" Field Hockey
5 yrs - 6 yrs
Deadline to register is March 13th. There is a $10 late registration fee after March 13th. Location: Dixon Park. 5 Week Program (Program will meet on Saturdays only)
March 28-May 2 (No session on Saturday, April 12) 9:00am-10:00am
Fee: $25/$50 (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
UMW Girl's Basketball Clinic
UMW is hosting a Girl's Basketball Clinic on Monday, January 20th for 3-12th grades. It's being held at the Anderson Center, UMW Campus. The cost is $40 per person. Please see flier below and then enroll online here .
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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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