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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
Duck Pond Renovation
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?

June 19 - June 25

Vinyasa Yoga
A flowing style yoga class 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.

The Stonewall Brigade Band 8pm, Mondays
June 20th, Park Bandstand Favorites

Pottery for Beginners
Explore your own creativity in 3D! Each person will make several high-fired, functional pieces that can be used or just enjoyed as art. The basic properties of clay will be covered as well as the historical uses and significance of pottery. Hand built technique will be used. Instructor: Mary Tuttle. Age 14+. #5648 MHP 6–8pm.

Good Dog Manners School
Your dog CAN be a good dog! Training makes dogs happy, and will prevent or solve most every behavior problem. You’ll learn to solve problems such as jumping, pulling on leash, house training, destructive chewing, etc... Instructor: Michelle Carter of Leader of the Pack Dog Training.

Just a Swingin’- East Coast Single Swing (jitterbug)
This beginner class will get you Swingin’ and havin’ fun this winter! Beginner class will give you confidence to get out on the floor and dance. New song each week, thirty minute instruction with ten minutes for questions. Instructor: Donald Dollins. 6:30-7:15pm, six Tuesdays beginning June 7. Price: $44.

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater Presents Country Roads

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre is a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia. While seated in comfortable-lounge style chairs, you will be served a four course meal prepared by the in-house chef and then sit back and relax and enjoy Broadway caliber musical productions. The featured presentation is “Country Roads” a tribute to Country Music and its stars of the past and present. #5624 Thursday, June 22. Depart GHPG parking lot at 9am; return around 7pm. Price: $59 (includes transportation, lunch, and the show).

Hatha Yoga Basics and Beyond
Explore yoga fundamentals in this safe, welcoming class. Suited for individuals new to yoga as well as those with existing practices who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding or simply move at a more moderate pace. Bring your own mat, blanket or large towel, and wear clothes you can move freely in. Instructor: Tarenne Robertson. MHPA 6-7pm, Wednesdays. Ongoing class. Price: $40 per 8 weeks. Drop-in price: $8.

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. Instructor James Jacenich has studied the art for more than 30 years. 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

Natural Bridge Park

Join us for an entertaining and educational day as we travel to Natural Bridge Park. Enjoy a stroll on Cedar Creek Trail leading to the Natural Bridge, tour the Monacan Indian exhibit, and head 34 stories deep and explore the caverns. Enjoy lunch at the Summerhouse café or pack a lunch and have a picnic. We will end our trip with a visit to the Rockbridge Center and Gift Shop. Ages: 7+. #5622 Friday, June 24. Depart GHPG parking lot at 9am; return around 4pm. Price: $24 (Includes transportation and admission to Caverns, Bridge, and Monacan exhibit).

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

Family Night Flix- June 24, Goosebumps

Hosted by Staunton Parks and Recreation
Family Flix is an adaptation of the popular Friday Nite Flix series from years past. All movies will be family oriented and held on Friday nights. Movies will be shown at the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand. Concessions will be available for purchase. All movies start at dusk usually between 8:30pm and 9:15pm. Weather cancellation line: (540) 332-3947


Summer 2016 Brochure
Now Available:

 summer 16



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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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