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Upcoming  Events

Ellen’s Gypsy Yard Sale
Saturday, February 4 from 8am-noon, at the Gypsy Hill
Park Gym.
This annual yard sale is in memory of our beloved
Recreation Secretary Ellen Bradley who passed away
after a long battle with Cancer. Ellen was the heart and
soul of the Recreation Department for many years and
we honor her by hosting a yard sale in her name. Thirty
five 10’x10’ spaces are available. Price: $14 per space,
tables $5 each. Pre-registration and pre-payment for
tables required, for more information 540.332.3945.

Irish Road Bowling
Saturday, March 18 at Montgomery Hall Park
Join us for a wee bit o’ fun as we host our third annual
Irish Road Bowling competition. This St. Patrick’s Day
event is full of fun and (family) friendly competition with
our own spin on the original game played on the Irish
country roads. Competition is comprised of teams of 3
or 4 and will begin at their pre-set tee times to ensure
proper spacing, safety and integrity of the game. Last
year we had twenty one teams participate and team
Farkle Nation was our overall winner with a score of 28
rolls. Wearing Green and fun St. Paddy’s day clothing is
encouraged. Ceremonies, prizes, and St. Paddy’s party
following the event at local Queen City Brewing. Team
entry fee: $20 for a 3 person team, $25 for a 4 person
team (includes event t-shirts). $10 deposit for “bowl”
ball *you may keep the ball or return at the end for
your deposit. Call the Parks & Recreation office for more
details at 540.332.3945 or stop by to register your
team. Teams that register by March 3 will receive their
shirts the day of the event.

John Howe Peyton’s Montgomery Hall: An Evening
with Author Jane Gray Avery

Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30pm at the Staunton Public
John Howe Peyton’s Montgomery Hall traces the
history of the Montgomery Hall acreage, the houses
and other buildings, and the rich and diverse history
there and in the Staunton area from the original
Beverly Grant in the 18th century, spanning the years
through the Revolutionary War, Slavery, the Civil
War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Depression,
establishment as a park and early years as an African-
American haven in the segregated South, and the lives
of those connected to it for over 200 years. Author, Jane
Gray Avery will provide insight into her research journey,
answer questions from the public and sign books which
will be available for purchase.

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at Montgomery Hall Park.
Join us for our Annual Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza
Festival complete with moonbounce, old-fashioned egg
coloring, refreshments, arts and crafts activities, face
painting, and surprise entertainers. Free event!
Egg Hunt Ages/Times: 2 & 3 years: 10am; 4 & 5 years:
10:30am; 6 & 7 years: 11am; 8 to 10 years: 11:30am

Earth Day Staunton
Saturday, April 22 from 10am-2pm *New Location*
Celebrate Earth Day with the entire family at Earth Day
Staunton at the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand This year’s
theme is birds, with the slogan “We’re For the Birds”.
Enjoy kid-oriented activities, live native wildlife shows,
a raffle, face painting, live music, native plant sale, and
more. Admission is free. In the event of rain, Earth Day
Staunton will be in the Gypsy Hill Park Gym. For more
information, please visit

Bridge Day Staunton
Saturday, April 29 from 11am-4pm
This is a yearly community celebration at the Historic
Staunton Station in view of the Sears Hill Bridge. It celebrates
Staunton’s unique culture through live music, kids activities
and fun foods. Come relax and (re)connect to our local
culture. Bridge Day Staunton benefits the Staunton Music
Guild and the Ray Houser Scholarship Fund.

Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR)
Wednesday, May 3 at Jerry May Field, Gypsy Hill Park
Join more than 500,000 boys and girls (ages 7–14) during
this exciting baseball skills competition that provides the
opportunity to showcase your pitching, hitting and running
abilities. PHR participants can advance through four levels
of competition, including Local and Sectional competitions,
Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks
and the National Finals at the MLB All–Star Game. Come
out to the local competition! FREE onsite registration from
5:30–6pm. (No metal cleats allowed for the competition.)

23rd Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 6 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in Gypsy
Hill Park. Open to youth 4-15 years of age. Prizes awarded
in various categories. FREE on-site registration begins at

Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, May 13 at Montgomery Hall Park Admin Building
Staunton Parks & Recreation spring plant swap will be
located at the lawn area behind the Irene Givens Recreation
Administration building. Plant drop off & voucher assignment
begins at 9am and continues until 10:45am. Swapping
begins promptly at 11am. Not sure how a plant swap works?
Bring in your annuals, perennials, small shrubs or trees,
houseplants, garden kitch, garden books. Parks staff will
assign a value to them and give you vouchers for that value.
When we begin, you may use your vouchers to “purchase”
new plants for your yard. We usually throw in a few things
from the city gardens as well. Come chat with your fellow
gardeners! No registration fee, enjoy complimentary coffee
& snacks as well as door prizes. For more information,
contact Matthew Sensabaugh at 540.332.3945.

13th Annual SENIOR Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 20 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in Gypsy
Hill Park. Open to all adults 50+years of age. FREE on-site
registration begins at 7:30am.

Gypsy Food Truck Roundup
2nd Saturday of the month in June, July and August. Gypsy
Hill Park from12pm-5pm.
*In conjunction with this special event held by the city, food
trucks will be permitted in the park only on these days and
only if registered with Staunton Parks & Recreation. Interested food truck vendors, please call 540.332.3945.



It is the goal of Staunton Parks and Recreation to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all individuals of all abilities who wish to participate in recreational activities and programs and experience the benefits and opportunities provided through the services offered by Staunton Parks and Recreation.

Staunton Parks and Recreation will accommodate any reasonable request to assist people with disabilities and special needs and support various learning styles. Individuals who require additional support are encouraged to complete our Accommodation Request Form. This form should be completed two weeks in advance of the program or activity in which they plan to participate, to assist Parks and Recreation staff in its efforts to create a positive recreation experience for the participant. For questions, please call 540.332.3945.

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