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Yes, on June 28, 2022, City of Fredericksburg City Council approved the Resolution to charge a vehicle and pedestrian fee to enter Old Mill Park.
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$10 per car for non-residents of the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.
$5 per person for non-residents of the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.
22401 – City of Fredericksburg
22405, 22406, 22554, 22556, 22135, 22412 – Stafford County
No discounts are given other than free admission for City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County residents.
Old Mill Park is open daily. Closed dusk to dawn. Beginning July 23, 2022, a fee will be charged on a “pilot” basis on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 30, 2022. Additionally, the fee will be charged on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th.
The already registered and paid rentals scheduled July 23-October 30 2022, and the registrations/payments received before July 6th, do not have the new entrance fee applied to your event or rental. Organizers of those rentals and events are being informed by Parks, Recreation and Events staff how to best coordinate that message to their participants before entering the park.
Rental requests received after July 6, 2022 will have to plan for guests who are not City of Fredericksburg or Stafford County residents to pay the vehicle and/or pedestrian walk-in fee on weekends during the pilot program dates of July 23 - October 30.
The playground parking will convert to City staff parking, as well as a turnaround area for those who are exiting the park. Those wishing to visit the playground will park in the main parking lot and be charged the fee during the pilot program dates and times listed above.
A portable toilet close to the trail and the trailhead entrance of the park will accommodate people wishing to use restroom facilities and not enter the park. City and Stafford County residents will be allowed to enter just to use the restroom, as their admission is free.
12 years or younger will not be charged an entrance fee.
Residency is checked by driver’s license or vehicle registration to confirm zip codes.
Park entrance fees are cashless. Only credit or debit cards will be accepted.
To better ensure safety and quality customer service at a very popular park that currently does not have site staff and is often over capacity.
No, the City Resident Parking Only signs would be removed.
This year’s “pilot” program will provide needed data, experiences and input that will be used to fully assess the program and develop changes toward a 2023 implementation of an entrance fee procedure.
The revenue generated will be used to maintain the parks.
To learn more, visit FXBGparks.com, follow @FredParksRec on Facebook or email OldMillPark@fredericksburgva.gov.