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Stafford Parks & Places

 Abel Reservoir Stafford, VA 540-752-5632 This 185-acre reservoir is long and ravine; it is almost too long for a single battery electric motor if you plan on traveling its length. Abel has some big largemouth bass, which can be difficult to catch. Abel doesn’t have a lot of structure, but has steep-sided banks covered with […]

Snowden Playground Park

 Fall Hill Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Playground and Open Play Area.  Hours: 6am – 10pm Daily.

Lake Anna State Park

 6800 Lawyers Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553 800-933-PARK Lake Anna State Park has rental cabins, camping, more than 13 miles of hiking trails, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a boat ramp, a food concession stand, a bathhouse and a children’s and handicapped fishing pond.

Maury Playground Park

 William St. & Kenmore Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Playground, Basketball Courts and Open Play Area.  Hours:  6am – 10pm Daily.

Loriella Park

 Leavells Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 540-898-7259 Swimming pool, four tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, picnic area and hiking trail. Pool fees: Spotsylvania County residents $3, nonresidents $7. Children under 5 admitted free.

Curtis Memorial County Park

 58 Jesse Curtis Lane Stafford, VA 540-658-4871 Hiking, picnic shelters, ball field, sand volleyball courts, skating, swimming pool, playground, tennis courts and fishing lake. Parking fee of $3.50 on weekends and holidays for non-residents; residents are free. The lake has fishing (state license required) and public boat launch. Pool cost $1.75 for children under 16 […]

Falmouth Waterfront Park

 River Road Falmouth, VA 540-373-7909 This beautiful riverfront park and favorite fishing spot falls on the Rappahannock River in the historic Falmouth district.

Memorial Park

 1101 Kenmore Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Playground, Basketball Courts, Picnic Area and Open Play Area

Motts Reservoir

 6600 River Rd. Fredericksburg, VA 540-786-8989 Hiking & Jogging Trails, Picnic Area, Canoeing, BBQ Grill, Fishing, Boating, Handicap Fishing Pier and Public Boat Landing.  Hours:  April 1 through September 30, 6am – 7pm. October 1 – February 28 7am – 7pm, March 1 – March 31 (Open Weekends Only)

Canal Path

 From Fall Hill Ave. to Princess Anne St. The old canal towpath is perfect for a leisurely stroll. The two-mile plus path starts at the parking area on Fall Hill Ave., near Normandy Ave. It runs along the old Rappahannock canal. The path ends at Princess Anne Street near Ford Street. If you’re into plants […]

City Dog Park

 Located on Kenmore Avenue near Mary Ball Street. Picnic Area.  Hours: 6am – 8pm Daily.

Dixon Park

 1300 Dixon St. Playground, Hiking & Jogging Trails, Soccer Field, Picnic Area and Restrooms. Hours: Summer, 9am – 8pm. Winter 9am – 5pm Daily.

City Dock

 End of Sophia St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Fishing and Public Boat Landing

W. L. Harris Park

 Located in the community of Mayfield Playground, Basketball Court and Picnic Area.  Hours:  6am – 10pm Daily.

Old Mill Park

 2401 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-373-7909 Picnic shelters, outdoor grills, and playground. Nature preserve, trails, waterfront, boating access, fishing. This park runs along side the Rappahannock River. Swimming is allowed in the Rappahannock River but it is discouraged without personal floatation devices and proper supervision.

Snowden Ball Park

 Fall Hill Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Baseball & Softball and Open Play Area.  Hours: 6am – 10pm Daily.

Virginia Outdoor Center

 3219 Fall Hill Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-371-5085 Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, fly-fishing, ropes course. Instruction, rentals and guiding.

Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Public Facilities

 Alum Spring Park Greenbrier Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-372-1086 Playground, Hiking & Jogging Trails, Picnic Areas, BBQ Grill, Restrooms and Historical Significance.  Summer Hours: April 1 – October 31. 9am – 8pm Mon. – Fri., 10am – 8pm Sat., Sun. & Holidays. Winter Hours:  10am – 5pm Daily.

Hurkamp Park

 920 Prince Edward St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Open Play Area and Historical Significance.  Hours: 5am – 11pm Daily.