Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Director’s Fund

Jane Shelhorse, City resident and Director of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events, established the Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Director’s Fund to benefit the city’s park and recreation opportunities. Specifically, it is designated to enhance, expand or preserve parks and recreation facilities, programs and outdoor spaces to increase accessibility, improve social equity and provide opportunities for healthier, more fulfilling lifestyles for the citizens of Fredericksburg.

Anyone may support Fredericksburg parks and recreation opportunities by giving through the fund!

Alum Spring Park Playgound

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, a powerful storm came through the City and damaged the playground facility at Alum Springs Park. The City is preparing to replace the damaged equipment which should be available for play by June, if not sooner. The procurement is in process now. The Parks, Recreation and Events Department will be replacing the playground at a basic level, and is continuing to try and raise funds to expand and improve the existing playground.

Any additional funds raised through private donations and the Director’s Fund will be used to add new pieces and expand play options above the basic playground replacement. If you are part of an organization that might purchase one piece of the expanded equipment and donate it to the park, please let us know.

Contact Jane Shelhorse at 540-372-1086 ext.209 or jcshelhorse@fredericksburgva.gov for details. 

To contribute to this fund, please visit the Community Foundation’s Donate Now page >


Donations may also be mailed to:

The Community Foundation
Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Director’s Fund
PO BOX 208
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0208

Please make your check payable to:
The Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Director’s Fund