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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Fredericksburg's mayor, two additional companies sign on as Fredanthropists

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Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw is among nine committed sponsors

There’s been a buzz in the ‘Burg that has many people asking: “What exactly IS a Fredanthropist?” That’s how our conversation began last week w...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Fredericksburg Social Services Recognizes Elder Abuse Prevention Month

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The month of May is recognized nationally as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. Each year the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services holds a variety of activities to raise awareness and funds to support our work with our elderly and disabled populations....

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Fredericksburg Technology Zone companies meet performance thresholds

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First-year results are positive for Fredericksburg’s three Technology Zone companies operating under a five-year performance agreement with the City of Fredericksburg. QRC Technologies, IST Research and ILM Corporation have been successfully meeting perfo...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Archaeological Resources in Fredericksburg, VA

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Understanding the value of our buried history

A new and interactive story map entitled Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Archaeological Resources in Fredericksburg, Virginia has been launched by the City of Fredericksburg. It is a resource for those seeking to un...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Fredericksburg City Council Sets Highly Competitive Tax Rate for Data Centers

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The City of Fredericksburg’s pursuit of data centers took a significant step forward Tuesday night when its City Council voted unanimously to set a highly competitive tax rate for that business category.

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

City of Fredericksburg’s philanthropic program gaining momentum

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Within a few days of announcing annual sponsorship program, Fredanthropist welcomes two new donors

(Fredericksburg, VA) May 15, 2019 - Word is quickly spreading about the City of Fredericksburg’s Fredanthropist program. Launched last week, Fredan...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Schools Projected Enrollment - Weldon Cooper Report

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The city has recently requested a school enrollment projection study from the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.  The city received that report on April 1.  The city prepared a comparison between the "middle" p...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

FY 2020 Recommended Budget

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The city manager's recommended budget is available for review from the link below.  We encourage you to attend a council work session or regular meeting on the city manager's recommended capital and operating FY2020 budget.  See the meet...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Notice of Possible Spoofing Emails from the City

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The City of Fredericksburg was recently subject to a spamming campaign that may have led to the exposure of emails sent to and from the City Finance Department. As a precautionary measure, we are alerting our residents and customers to be aware regarding ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

City Saves $1.8 Million by Reducing Energy Use in Buildings

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Over a twenty-year period the City of Fredericksburg saved $1,802,805 dollars and produced 25,590,190 lbs less greenhouse gases by reducing electricity and fossil fuel consumption in city government buildings. This environmental stewardship was first impl...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

City Employee Values

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The City of Fredericksburg is a wonderful place to work, shop and live. City employees are seeking to keep our city at its very best by defining a set of Core Values and Vision for our organization. By living these Values we work every day to achieve the ...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Welcome to Our New City Website

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Welcome to our new website! We hope you like the changes you see. If you bookmarked pages on our old site, you may find they no longer link you to your desired location. The site is best viewed with Google Chrome. If you need assistance, please contact us...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Fredericksburg Baseball Celebrates Groundbreaking

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The City of Fredericksburg and Potomac Nationals announced at the June 26, 2018, Council meeting a partnership that is leading to the team relocating to a newly constructed 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South. City Council unanimo...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Farmers Markets are Open

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It's the beginning of summer, and what is more seasonal than the idea of fresh local produce in our downtown open air market? This year’s market at Hurkamp Park features 29 vendors selling competitively-priced vegetables and fruits, cut flowers,...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Chatham Bridge Repair

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is advancing the Chatham Bridge
Rehabilitation Project to start construction sooner than originally scheduled. This means that VDOT can open the improved bridge and pedestrian path to motorists, walkers, bicyclis...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Residents Guide

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Become acquainted with our community, get involved with your neighbors, and find resources to things you need in the Residents Guide.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Stay Connected!

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Sign up for Notify Me®.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Civic Involvement

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Learn more about the Fredericksburg City Council.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Help Keep Our City Safe

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Anyone can submit an anonymous tip to the Police Department online.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

We're Hiring Police Officers. Apply Today!

CPO Chris Perdue

Thank you for taking the first step toward serving your community as a police officer with the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Request A Child ID Kit

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The Police Department offers Emergency Information Card kits to any citizen free of charge.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

We're Hiring Police Officers. Apply Today!

CPO Chris Perdue

We are seeking highly motivated people who are physically fit and ready to make a difference in our community.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Request A Child ID Kit

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The Police Department offers Emergency Information Card kits to any citizen free of charge.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Help Keep Our City Safe

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Anyone can submit an anonymous tip to the Police Department online.

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Posted on: March 17, 2019

Picnic in the Park

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Tuesdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm at Hurkamp Park

May 7 - Storybook Day and DJ GravattronMay 14 - Jason Masi performs with Touch a Truck for the kidsMay 21 - Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy perform with Animal Day for the kidsMay 28 - Island Gerry...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Fredericksburg Photography Show

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Entry deadline May 25, 2019. Entry forms available online at www.fbgphotoclub.com 

Thursday, June 6 thru Sunday, June 9 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 

Show Hours:

  • Thursday, June 6: 4pm – 8:30pm&a...
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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Kids' Fishing Derby

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Motts Run Reservoir

  • (Raindate: June 9th)
  • 7:30am-10am- Registration on site
  • 8:30am-11am- Tournament
  • 11am-11:30am- Weigh-in and throughout the day
  • 11:30am- Final weigh-in, awards immediately following 

FREE! Ages 4-16 years Fish...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

The American Dream Concert

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Fredericksburg Community Concert Band performs The American Dream Concert

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 7:00pm till 8:15pm in Hurkamp Park

Free admission, public invited.

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band and Fredericksburg Parks...

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Posted on: March 17, 2019

4th of July Heritage Festival

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The Heritage Festival Craft Show

Call for vendors!We are now accepting vendor applications for the 45th Annual Heritage Festival Craft Show to be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2019 in downtown Fredericksburg. You may apply for space by submitting this form.Pl...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Take Me To the Show Concert

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Fredericksburg Community Concert Band performs Take Me To the Show Concert

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 7:00pm till 8:15pm in Hurkamp Park

Free admission, public invited.

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band and Fredericksburg Par...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Swim Lessons

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

The City of Fredericksburg's public swimming pool is located within Dixon Park and offers a variety of aquatic programs for city and non-city residents.

2019 Swim Lessons Registration Form (PDF)

Browse Lessons and Register Online

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Summer Catalog

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Summer 2019 Activity Catalog

Our City of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department offers your and your family many ways to get out and about this season!! Our newest catalog includes information on summer camps, outdoor parks and swimming p...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Great American Backyard Campout

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June 21-22 at Dixon Park

Enjoy an evening of games, campfire, s’mores and activities at the pool. Patrons will have the opportunity to camp at Dixon Park and enjoy dinner and breakfast poolside. Set up your tent outside the pool area and enjoy sw...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Summer Camps

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2019 Summer Camp Brochure (PDF) 

2019 All Camps Expanded Descriptions (PDF)

2019 Summer Camp Registration Form (PDF)

Online Registration

Summer Camp Registration Information

We are now registering for all summer camps.

Register for all camps at the Dor...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Bus Trips

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We are now registering for all summer bus trips. Please take a look at our listings below and see where we can take you this season!

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Explore the Baltimore Inner Harbor! Inner Harbor is a sightseeing hub, home to Maryland...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Adaptive Family Luau

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Friday, July 26 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool

Join us for a family fun luau at Doris Buffett Swimming Pool! We will have music, games and activities throughout the evening. Open to all ages and abilities but caters to the...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Hockey Rink Construction has begun

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Construction has begun! W.C. Spratt is busy at Dixon Park today moving earth to build Fredericksburg’s new outdoor roller hockey rink. We are excited about this joint project between the City of Fredericksburg and the Washington Capitals. Stay t...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Buffett Pool Now Hiring

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We are now hiring for lifeguards, swim instructors and gate workers for the City's public swimming pool, Buffett Swimming Pool,  located in Dixon Park. 

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Motts Run Reservoir Now Open

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Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is open Saturday, March 31 - October 31, 2019. Operating hours are Thursdays – Mondays from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Please note that the Reservoir is CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weather & water conditions permitting...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Old Mill Park

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Located on Caroline Street. Our most popular park, Old Mill features soccer fields, picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms and river front views. Open dawn to dusk. Old Mill is a perfect rental location for your next event! For more information on renti...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Buffett Swimming Pool

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The Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019

Hours:

Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 11:30am-7:00pm

 

Altered Schedule (Public School Hours) May 28-June 14

Weekdays: 3:30pm–6:30pm

Weekends: 11:30am-7:...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Farmers Market Week Celebration

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Farmers Market Week Celebration

Saturday, August 3 from 7:00am – 2:00pm in Hurkamp Park

Kick off Farmers Market Week in Virginia by tasting locally grown fruits and veggies.

For more information email marketmanager@fredericksburgva.gov or visit&...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Youth Soccer Registration is now open for city residents

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Youth Soccer for 6-16 years old

Registration begins May 13 for City residents and May 20 for Non-City Residents

  • Novice (6yrs – 7yrs) 
  • Rookie (8yrs – 9yrs) 
  • Junior (10yrs – 12yrs) 
  • Senior (13yrs &ndas...
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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Youth Field Hockey Registration is now open

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Quick Sticks Field Hockey for 7-15 years old

Registration begins May 13 for City residents and May 20 for Non-City Residents

  • Rookies (7yrs – 9yrs) 
  • Juniors (10yrs – 12yrs) 
  • Seniors (13yrs – 15yrs)

Nothing is more...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Midnight Madness Summer Series

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This summer series is designed to provide a positive experience for the youth throughout the summer.  There will be an educational workshop each evening in addition to playing basketball in a structured setting.  This Summer Series is a ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Sponsor our Sports Teams

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When you sponsor a sports team, everyone wins!

Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to sponsor a team in any of our sports. Team sponsorships can be obtained for a $325 investment.

Sponsors receive:

  • Organization logo or statement on team jerseys...
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Posted on: April 1, 2019

2019 Asphalt and Concrete Rehab gets underway

Be sure to take note of the selected streets in the attached schedule. The streets will not change, but the actual paving/concrete schedule is subject to last minute changes due to weather and equipment. If your car is regularly parked in one of the selec...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Annual Flushing Program will begin March 18, 2019

During this period, you may notice a change in the taste or odor of your tap water. The County and City will return to using ammonia on April 12, 2019.

Flushing will occur in the County and City on or about March 18, 2019 and continue through May 2019. Cre...

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Annual Disinfection and flushing notice (pdf) Public Works

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