The Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department's Park Maintenance Division works to meet all logistical and operational support required for park operations, maintenance and events/programs. This includes city-owned properties such as Dixon Park Pool, athletic fields, beautification sites, and City parks such as Alum Spring Park, Old Mill, and the Fredericksburg Dog Park. By maintaining, landscaping and gardening over 1,200 acres of green spaces in Fredericksburg, tourists and residents can enjoy all of the outdoor space that the City has to offer. Additionally, Park Maintenance maintains over 18 miles of City pathways and trails such as the Canal Path for people to run, hike, or take a leisurely stroll.

Alum Spring Park

Located at the end of Greenbrier Drive. Discover this hidden treasure within our city limits! This wooded park is equipped with a renovated picnic shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, grills, play equipment, and walking paths. Alum Spring Park is open year-round, closed dusk to dawn. Read more

Canal Path

This pathway is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street. Great for walkers and bike riders of all ages. Open all day, year-round. Read more

City Dock

Located at 207 Sophia Street at the end of the street. This historic dock dates back to George Washington’s day. Public fishing permitted. Open all day, year-round. Read more

Cobblestone Park

Located at the intersection of Willis Street and Cobblestone Blvd., this ten acre, wooded park features a one mile looped trail and views of Hazel Run. The park is open year-round from 5 am to 10 pm daily. Read more

Cossey Park

Located at Littlepage Street and Grove Avenue. The Cossey Botanical Park is a neighborhood park that features winding trails, a small fishing pond, open space, a community garden, and botanical garden used for educational sessions sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension service. Open 6am – 10pm, year round. Read more

Cowan Boulevard Trail

This urban paved pathway offers walkers and bicyclists 1.72 miles of convenient access along Cowan Blvd from Route 1 to Retail Drive. Trails are open all day, year-round. Read more

Dixon Park

Located at 1300 Dixon Street (near Route 2 & 17 across from Mayfield subdivision). This outdoor facility is 46 acres and features athletic fields, including a free play field for community use, an outdoor swimming pool, playground equipment, 1.5 miles of trails, restrooms, an outdoor roller hockey rink and nature preserve areas. The Jogging/ Walking Trail is a paved pathway that begins at the kiosk, and is marked to help you track your distance. Dixon Park is open daily, closed dusk to dawn. For more information on renting the park, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086. Read more

Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool

Located at 1300 Dixon Street (near Route 2 & 17 across from Mayfield subdivision). The Outdoor Swimming Pool has a great slide, fun water features for the little ones and a zero-depth entry area for easy access. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Read more

Fall Hill Trail

This urban paved pathway offers walkers and bikers a convenient route along Fall Hill Avenue from the Canal to Gordon Shelton Boulevard. 1.39 mile, one way. Trails are open all day, year-round. Read more

Fredericksburg Dog Park

Located at 1601 Kenmore Avenue (near Mary Ball St.). This fenced in area, available to City residents and their dogs only, is self monitored by its users. City residents who wish to use this facility need to have City dog tags for their pets, which are available at City Hall. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Read more

Fredericksburg Roller Hockey Rink

Located in Dixon Park, 1300 Dixon Street. This newly constructed outdoor roller hockey rink has been built as a partnership between the Washington Capitals and the City of Fredericksburg, with generous support from the Fredanthropist program and the Fredericksburg Youth Roller Hockey organization. Read more

Hurkamp Park

Located at 500 William Street at the corner of William Street and Prince Edward Street or George Street & Prince Edward Street. A historic downtown park with a fountain, brick sidewalks, benches and plenty of space for a picnic. Also home to our Fredericksburg Farmers Market that is open year-round. Park is open daily 5am - 10pm. For more information on renting the park, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086. Read more

Maury Playground

Located at 901 Kenmore Avenue at the intersection of William Street and Kenmore Avenue. This open play area features a basketball court lit from dusk - 10pm, year-round, as well as playground equipment. The park is open 5am - 10pm daily. Read more

Memorial Recreation Park

Located at 1401 Kenmore Avenue, at the corner of Kenmore and Mary Ball Street. The park is equipped with 7 tennis courts, 6 of which are lit from dusk - 10pm, year around. The park also features 4 new pickleball courts at the park giving players 5 dedicated courts from which to choose. Additionally, the park has a basketball hoop, tennis practice wall, open play area, children’s play equipment, and a toddler play area. Park hours: 6am - 10pm daily. Read more

Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

Located at 6600 River Rd. The 860-acre natural area, including the 160-acre reservoir, is a haven for fishing, canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. It also serves the residents of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County with drinking water. The park features an orienteering course, nature center (open weekend afternoons only), over 4 miles of hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, and jon boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Read more

Motts Run Nature Center

Open Saturday and Sundays, April – October, Noon-5pm. Manned by volunteers, this beautiful one-room log cabin features hands-on nature displays, our resident snake, Pocket, and information that the whole family will enjoy. Looking for a fun family day? Visit our Nature Center and then head off on one of the hiking trails or grab a picnic table for your family lunch. Read more

Off-Road Recreation Trails

Mountain biking is allowed only on designated trails. For complete information on other area trails please visit

Old Mill Park

Located at 2201 Caroline Street. Our most popular park, Old Mill features soccer fields, picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms and river front views. This park is situated along the Rappahannock River with a canoe/kayak boat launch. The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail passes directly by Old Mill Park and is a popular spot for walkers to access the trail. Old Mill Park is open daily, closed from dusk to dawn. Read more

Powhatan Park

Located at 1521 Powhatan Street at the intersection of Cowan Boulevard and Powhatan Street. A little less than an acre, this park has a playground, benches & open space. It’s the perfect spot for a an outdoor birthday party rental. Open 5am to 10pm daily. Read more

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

A 1.6 mile asphalt stretch that connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.4 mile loop, just about right for a 5K charity walk. The trail, which is 10 feet wide, begins near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. Beautiful views of the Rappahannock River, Old Mill Park and several historic mills are seen throughout the trail. The river overlook along Riverside Drive should not be missed. Great for walkers and bike riders of all ages. Open all day, year-round. Read more

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, located at 713 Sophia Street (encompassing the 500-700 blocks) in Historic Downtown, is a nearly 4-acre property and the City’s first “smart” park. As its name suggests, it features fantastic Rappahannock River views and includes open space, event space, an interactive water feature, a meadow area, and a children’s play area. Located across the street from the City’s public parking garage. Read more

Snowden Park

Located on Fall Hill Avenue. The park features basketball courts, playground equipment and a baseball field, with easy access to paved walking trails. Open daily 5am - 10pm. Read more

Sunshine Ballpark

Located at 1200 Wicklow Drive. The park features baseball fields, picnic tables, playground equipment, a soccer field and a walking trail. This park also features a bike rack and a bike repair station. Access is available to the quarry trails. Visit:

Virginia Central Railway Trail

This 2.7 mile trail for pedestrians, bicyclists and runners extends from the eastern end of the Cobblestone development off of Lafayette Boulevard, out along Lafayette Boulevard, across the Blue & Gray Parkway, down Alum Spring Road and then behind Alum Spring Park to the Route 1 Bypass. Scenic views of Hazel Run and the historic Virginia Central Railway trail bed are visible throughout the trail. Open all day, year-round. Read more

W. L. Harris Playground

Located at 200 Gunnery Road. The facility is operated and maintained by city schools. It has open playing fields, basketball court lit from dusk - 10 pm year around and a children’s play area. Park is open dusk to dawn daily. Read more

Walker-Grant Center

Located at 200 Gunnery Road. The facility has open playing fields, basketball court lit from dusk - 10 pm year-round & a children’s play area. Park is open dusk to dawn daily. Read more