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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.

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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 26th - July 2nd

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 27th, American History Through Music


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.

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.

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

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

First Fridays Open Music Session at Montgomery Hall
Grab your instrument and join us at Montgomery Hall Park on the first Friday of the month. Play with others in the community in this non-threatening, informal setting. This is designed for folks who often find themselves playing at home, alone, or those who have not had the confidence to play in front of or with others. If you like to play but have not picked up your instrument in a while, are rusty, or still learning (as we all are) then come to First Fridays at Montgomery Hall. Bring your own instrument. Acoustic instruments only. Facilitator: Dianne Byrer. 7-8:30pm, first Friday of the month. Price: Free, but please let us know you are coming: (540) 332-3945.


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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