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Mission Statement:

To provide a variety of quality leisure opportunities to the diverse population of Staunton for the purpose of improving Stauntonian’s quality of life via well maintained historic parks housing superior facilities paired with innovative recreation programs, athletic leagues, trips, and outstanding child-minding programs.


2016: What's new?

Natural Play Area
Pickleball Courts
Lake Tams Renovation
Dog Park  

Treemendous Tree Hunt


GHP Tree Hunt
MHP Tree Hunt


What's going on at Staunton Parks and Recreation this week?

July 24 - July 30

The Stonewall Brigade Band 8pm, Mondays
     July 25th- Around The World, Through the Years


Vinyasa Yoga
A flowing style yoga class, linking yoga poses together to bring balance and harmony as we move our bodies with our breath. This type of yoga flow features cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Leave with an overall feeling of well being and relaxation. Multi-level class, please wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat & water. Start any time! Instructor: Tarenne Robertson. MHPA 6-7pm, Mondays. Ongoing class. Price: $40 per 8 weeks. Drop-in Price: $8. *Drop-ins please call ahead to make sure the session is taking place that day


14th Annual Praise in the Park 7pm, Tuesdays
Hosted by Linden Heights Baptist Church. 
July 26- Bluegrass Night: West Wind Bluegrass, Blue Mountain Sunrise


Creative Writing
A fun and collaborative course for teens, adults, and seniors to experiment with different types of creative writing! Meet other aspiring writers, get feedback on your work, and try new things in a supportive environment. All students should plan to bring printed copies of the week’s challenge to each class. Instructor: Erika Zipser. #5642 MHPC 7-8:30pm, Five Wednesdays beginning July 27. 


Music and Glass Ceramic Painting in Gypsy Hill Park
Enjoy TWO relaxing past times in the beautiful outdoors, tunes and art in the park! The Crafty Fox will be offering ceramic or glass painting on select evenings during the bandstand music this summer. Whatever your choice, ceramic or glass painting, all supplies will be included and every completed project is food safe and completely useful. All you need to bring is your creativity! Ages: 18+. Instructor: Rebecca Razul of The Crafty Fox. GHP Bandstand. 6:30-8pm, July 27. Price: $20 - $36.


Wednesday Night Bluegrass 7pm, July 27
Rain or shine! Hosted by Staunton Parks and Recreation 
7pm: Hound Dog Hill  
8pm: Charlie Frazier and the Virginia Ramblers


Party Bridge Club
For experienced bridge players who are interested in socialization as well as brushing up on their game. Party on! Not an instructional club. MHPC, 1-4pm on Thursdays. Price: $10 per brochure


Aikido is the gentle martial art of harmonious movement. Learn to redirect aggression through circular movements designed to destabilize an attacker or restrict an attacker’s movements in a way that protects the defender as well as the aggressor. Increase mental and physical flexibility through a series of partner exercises. Aikido will increase range of motion in the joints, improve hand eye coordination, and increase wellbeing through breathing exercises. Instructor James Jacenich. Age: 7+. GHPGC 8-9am on Mondays and 6:30-7:30pm on Thursdays. Ongoing class. Class option 1: Attend class one time per week. Price: $48/month Class option 2: Attend class twice per week. Price: $58/month

Jazz in the Park 7pm-9pm, Thursdays, July 28
Rain or Shine! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, concessions available. 
Black Betty: The blues pinup beckons the sounds of Dinah Washington and Ruth Brown.

Gypsy Hill Walking Club
Sponsored by Staunton Parks and Recreation and Subway on North Augusta Street Did you know that one lap around Gypsy Hill Park equals 1.3 miles and takes around 25-30 minutes to complete? Club currently meets Friday mornings at 9am in Gypsy Hill Park at the bandstand. No obligation to come Friday mornings, however it can be more fun to walk and burn calories with a friend. Recorded miles do not have to take place in Gypsy Hill Park. If you would like to establish an evening/weekend “group walk” please email Steven Taetzsch at


Summer 2016 Brochure
Now Available:

summer 16



2 Step Process

STEP 1: Fill out this form, and be sure to enter the corresponding activity number listed at the end of the program/trip description. The number looks like this: #4001. Once you hit submit on the first form, you'll be taken to a second screen. STEP 2: Select programs to add to your shopping cart. Once payment is submitted, your registration will be complete. *This is a new system, so please bear with us as we work out unknown kinks. We hope you enjoy this new convenient feature!

(*NOTE: If you encounter an issue opening a pdf, please try making this simple change to your Adobe. Open your Adobe and select "Edit" from the tool bar > then select "Preferences" > then select "Internet" and "uncheck" Display PDF in browser.)



Maps of Gypsy Hill Park and Montgomery Hall Park!



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Staunton Parks & Recreation Department
PO Box 58
Staunton, VA 24402-0058
Phone: (540) 332-3945
Fax: (540) 332-3983


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