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Posted on: December 5, 2016

3rd Annual Gun Give Back Event

On Saturday, December 10 citizens may voluntarily turn in their unwanted firearms from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Police Department, no questions asked. For every firearm turned in, the event's generous sponsor Ms. Doris Buffett, will donate $100 to...Read on...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

New Holiday Traditions Begin with Downtown 31

Downtown 31 is a new celebration that the Department of Parks and Recreation is debuting, in conjunction with the Economic Development Authority and Fredericksburg Main Street, Inc.This month-long celebration highlights all the many festivities happening ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Holiday Parking Extended in the Downtown to 4 Hours

Now through January 31, the normal two hour on-street parking in the downtown commercial district, has been extended an additional two hours for holiday shopping and dining.  See link below for map and additional information.Read on...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

City Expands Materials Accepted in Curbside Recycling

In conjunction with the R-Board, the City has expanded their acceptance of plastic containers labeled 1-7.  Previously, only numbers 1 and 2 were accepted. Additionally, clean food and beverage cartons (soup and juice boxes, milk and jui...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Belman Road Convenience Center 2017 Passes

The Treasurer's office has begun selling the 2017 Belman Road Convenience Center passes that are effective beginning January 2, 2017.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

Weekly updates on the leaf collection schedule will be posted each Friday throughout the collection season.

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Accolades Building Up For Fredericksburg

The City and its business community have received significant attention recently, from organizations and publications focused on quality of life, entrepreneurialism, healthcare and more. The high marks and attention received from a large variety of sourc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

Looking for Ways to Serve Your Community?

The City is now accepting applications for the following Boards and Commissions: Architectural Review Board, Board of Building Codes Appeals, and Board of Zoning Appeals. See link below for more information.

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Downtown Parking Continues to Expand

The new municipal parking lot at 1016 Charles Street (the former StellarOne building lot) is now open. The lot provides the public with another 29 parking spaces for two-hour parking 24/7 and an additional 17 spaces for weekday evenings and weekends. The ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Riverfront Park Concept Plan

At the July 12 Council Work Session the latest concept plan was presented to Council for their review and comment. Please note this is a large sized file and may take several minutes to download.

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Parks and Recreation Programs and Activities

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Family Tree Trimming

Bring the whole family and enjoy making a table top tree for you to take home or give as a gift to someone you care about.  We will have everything you need to complete your tree. After the hard work we will enjoy some hot cocoa and good fun. Als...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Storytime & Breakfast with Santa

Santa will soon be here and he is looking for you to join him at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, Saturday December 10 at 9:00am for storytime and Breakfast.! We will have a craft, food, and a vist with Santa! Children are $7.00 and one parent is free w...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Nature Staff Win Awards

Nature Programmers at Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation

The City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that their nature program staff has won two regional awards through the Chesapeake Region of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Linda Bailey, Nature Educatio...Read on...


Public Works

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Expanded information on curbside recycling is available on website.

The changes in the recycling materials market can be confusing. The City and the R-Board have made available a more expanded listing of acceptable materials and information on how  plastic bags are recycled at grocery stores rather than ...Read on...

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Social Services

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Gifts from the Heart-Holiday Assistance Sponsors

We currently have 130 children that still are in need of sponsors this Holiday season. Please contact Hayley Badillo at 540-372-1032 x249 or via email at Hayley.badillo@dss.virginia.gov if you or your organization are interested in supporting our Gifts f...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Project Manger

It is that time of year again.  The Department is asking for monetary donations for our Safe Sleep Campaign.  Remember this money is used to educate families and to purchase cribs for those in need.  Please feel free to give the...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Gift Cards for Seniors

We are collecting gift cards this holiday season to provide food and other necessities to our senior population. Please contact Shannon Hartung at (540) 372-1032 ext. 247 or by email at Shannon.hartung@dss.virginia.gov for more information.