To provide a variety of quality of 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.
A word from Christopher Tuttle, our Director:
At Staunton Parks & Recreation, we offer a variety of activities and services to the citizens of Staunton.
There are many benefits to time spent participating in these leisure activities, some evident, and some not so evident.
Recreation plays a key role in contributing to the overall health of our citizens. Participating in recreational activities lowers healthcare costs. For instance, a 2004 study found that for every dollar spent on trail development, nearly three dollars of public health benefits were produced (Wang et. al, 2005). Our trails in Montgomery Hall Park are frequented daily, by hikers, mountain bikers as well as geocachers. According to the National Association of Realtors- parks, trails and playgrounds are among the top 5 most important community amenities, which are appealing to families and business owners looking to relocate. Quality recreation programs can also be considered a community investment, as they can reduce crime delinquency, improve community engagement, and can therefore generate a sense of kinship and unity (Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2007).
The Winter/Spring 2014 Brochure contains a small compilation of facts and data which we find important and want to share with you. Taking time out of our busy lives to relax, slow down, and enjoy leisure time is vital to our general well-being. We encourage our community to take advantage of recreation activities, through our offerings or on their own.
Fall 2014 Brochure
2 Step Process
We are overwrought with excitement about our new on-line registration. 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!
Maps of Gypsy Hill Park and Montgomery Hall Park!
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PDF of our Fall 2014 Brochure .