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Where to go, what to see, what to do.

Children’s Museum of Richmond

 It’s 540-656-2233. The address is 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA 22401 The Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) has been serving children and families from throughout Virginia since 1981.  In that time, more than a million children and families from Richmond and throughout Virginia have explored interactive educational experiences that have stimulated their interest in […]

Funland

 1351 Central Park Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA. 22401 540-785-6700 40,000 Sq. Ft. of Indoor Fun, 7 Acres of Outdoor Activities

Images by Tracie, Photographer

 5540-907-2149 A diverse photographer living in Spotsylvania county who will travel to your favorite destination and provide quality finished products. imagesbytracie@gmail.com

Train Up a Child

 613 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, Va. 22401 540-479-6696 Teaching tools for home & school. They offer a ;large selection of new and gently used items. wwwtrainupachild.net

H.O.M.E: Home of Miracles and Embraces

 The mission of H.O.M.E is to provide direct support and assistance to children and their families who are infected with HIV and other terminal illnesses. They are dedicated to providing a safe haven retreat, granting wishes, creating memorable expirences, and to providing financial assistance in order to maintain the child’s living condition to an acceptable […]

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.

Salem Church Library

 2607 Salem Church Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407 785-9267 http://librarypoint.org/branch.asp?branch_id=3 No Further Info

Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council

 9190 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814 Mr. Charles Taylor Phone: 540-903-0025 Email: ctaylor@boyscouts-ncac.org Website: www.boyscouts-ncac.org Scouting is a values-based program that provides citizenship training, personal fitness, and character building through the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and co-educational activities.

Lake Anna State Park

 6800 Lawyers Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553 800-933-PARK www.lakeannaonline.com 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.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington

 200 Gunnery Road Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Mr. Forrest Parker, Executive Director Phone: 540-368-9531 Fax: 540-368-9537 Email: fparker@bgcgw.org Website: www.bgcgw.org/clubs/fredericksburg.html The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington is a youth after-school program with core areas of: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

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 […]

Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia, Inc.

 Post Office Box 548 Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Ms. Lillie Branch, Executive Director Phone: 804-746-0590 Email: lbranch@comgirlscouts.org Website: www.comgirlscouts.org Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

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

St. Clair Brooks Memorial Park

 60 Butler Rd. Stafford, VA 540-373-7909 Softball and baseball diamonds, youth league football field, tennis and basketball courts, three picnic shelters, hiking trails.

W. L. Harris Park

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

Historic Kenmore

 1201 Washington Ave Fredericksburg,VA 22401 Tel: (540) 370-0732 Enjoy an educational and fun-filled, 2-hour birthday party at Historic Kenmore or Washington’s Ferry Farm. Parties consist of a hands-on workshop and colonial games led by our staff.  Play and Work in the 18th Century ~ Have fun at Historic Kenmore and learn about everyday 18th-century plantation […]

C. Melvin Snow Memorial Library

 8740 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania, VA 22553 582-6900. http://librarypoint.org/branch.asp?branch_id=4 Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The Fredericksburg Region’s quality of life makes it easy for expanding and relocating companies to attract and retain key employees. This fact is due to the desirable lifestyle […]

Schools

 Fredericksburg City Schools http://www.cityschools.com/ Spotsylvania County Schools http://205.174.118.254/index.htm Stafford County Schools http://www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/Stafford/ Commonwealth Governor’s School http://www.cgs.k12.va.us/ Fredericksburg Academy http://www.fredericksburgacademy.org/

Ferry Farm

 268 Kings Hwy Fredericksburg, VA 22405 540-370-0732 Enjoy an educational and fun-filled, 2-hour birthday party at Historic Kenmore or Washington’s Ferry Farm. Parties consist of a hands-on workshop and colonial games led by our staff.  Powhatan Indians: First Virginians ~ How did American Indians in Virginian live and work in the natural environment? Come to […]

John Musante Porter Memorial Library

 2001 Parkway Blvd. Stafford, VA 22554 659-4909 http://librarypoint.org/branch.asp?branch_id=2 Park Ridge subdivision off Route 610 in N. Stafford Hours: M-Th (9:00-9:00) , F-Sa (9:00-5:30) , Su (1:00-5:30)

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.

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

 325A Wallace Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Ms. Lisa Bales, Executive Director Phone: 540-371-7444 Fax: 540-371-7445 Email: lisabales@rbbbs.vacoxmail.com Website: www.rbbbs.org Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters provides local youth ages 6-14 with caring role models through a variety of mentoring programs administered to enhance self-esteem through positive reinforcement and guidance.

Rappahannock Area Y.M.C.A., Inc.

 212 Butler Road Fredericksburg, VA 22405 Mr. Barney Reiley, Executive Director Phone: 540-371-9622 Fax: 540-899-3694 Email: barneyreiley@family-ymca.org Website: www.family-ymca.org The YMCA is dedicated to providing fitness and recreational programs that meet the needs of our diverse community in a safe and positive environment.

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.

Rappahannock Area Council for Children and Parents

 Post Office Box 7402 Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Ms. Julie Rivnak-McAdam, Executive Director Phone: 540-785-6217 Email: raccap@raccap.org Website: www.raccap.org RACCAP is a volunteer organization committed to promoting positive parenting to prevent child abuse and neglect in the greater Fredericksburg Area. Sponsor of Circle of Parents support groups.

L. E. Smoot Memorial Library

 9533 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485 phone: 540-775-7951 fax: 540-775-5292 http://www.smoot.org The L. E. Smoot Memorial Library is located in the beautiful Courthouse area of King George County, Virginia. It is a small rural community 45 minutes south of Washington, D.C. on Route 3 East approximately 17 miles east of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visit our […]

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

 (CRRL) Headquarters 1201 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-372-1144 TDD: 540-371-9165 http://librarypoint.org Hours: M-Th (9:00-9:00) , F-Sa (9:00-5:30) , Su (1:00-5:30)

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.

Artspoint.org

 – Explore the Fredericksburg art community through the Library website!