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Parks, Recreation & Events

Welcome to the City of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department.  Our mission here is to enhance the lives of our citizens by providing a diverse package of recreation and park opportunities.  We extend these recreational and leisure services to all residents in the Rappahannock Region and welcome each and every one of you to join us!


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Are you happiest outdoors?   Then you will want to check out our 21 green spaces, paths, trailways, parks and our award winning nature programs.   We also offer a number of no-cost programs  including our Wegman's Passport to Family Wellness program that allow you to enjoy our beautiful nature spaces without opening your wallet.

Excited by learning new things?  Our array of adult special interest classes will appeal to you.  Painting, photography, dog training, horseback riding and more.  For the little ones, Weird Science or Engineering for Kids is right up their alley!  They will get a chance to take what they learn in their classes apply it in a super fun creative way in either of these stimulating classes.

Athletic and Fit?  Then maybe you’ll love hiking our trails, playing on our pickleball courts or learning to play tennis or any number of our Fitness & Dance classes.  For the little ones, basketball, karate, cheerleading, field hockey, tot soccer or any of our Youth Sports, will all help your child learn teamwork, discipline, focus, sportsmanship and other invaluable skills that sports helps develop. 

Looking for some special things to do with the family?  We proudly host the Fredericksburg Christmas Parade, Picnic in the Park, Downtown 31Soapbox Derby and so much more.  

Let us help you help you and your family becomes the best individuals you all can possibly be by enriching your lives with some of our amazing programming that can be found in our tri-annual catalog!

Connect with us! Stay up to date with your Parks & Recreation by signing up for our monthly newsletter here.  And of course, we want to talk to you on Facebook!

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Contact Us
Jane Shelhorse


Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Ph: 540-372-1086
Fx: 540-372-3475

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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