Local Parks Information

Rockwater Park
rwpark"Only steps away from Downtown Culpeper, escape to Rockwater Park, which features 32 acres of rolling farmland, excellent bird watching opportunities, and abundant wildlife. Rockwater Park has features for everyone including disc golf, close to a mile of paved walking trails, a pavilion for picnics and gatherings, and soon, a splash pad for kids and a ninja-warrior style obstacle course for teens and adults."

Consider donating to Rockwater Park! Your donation will go to improve the park for years to come. For more information regarding the donation policy and how to donate, select the links below.

For More Information:

421 Madison Rd
Phone: (540) 829-8260
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Lake Culpeper Adventures Park
LCA_flag - CopyDiscover the true lake experience at Lake Culpeper Adventures Park. Lake Culpeper Adventures is located at The Ole Country Store & Bakery, off of Route 29 south in Culpeper. We offer canoe, kayak, paddle board and paddle boat rentals. These rentals are a perfect way to spend a warm day or afternoon. A gazebo is available for use or rent by the Town of Culpeper.

If you like crappie and channel catfish Pelham is the place to go. This reservoir probably has more channel catfish per acre than any other lake in Northern Virginia. Other species include largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and pumpkinseed sunfish. It is also a decent lake for yellow perch.

Website: Lake Culpeper Adventures Park
Route 29 South to Ole Country Store and Bakery at 18019 Country Store Dr.
Phone: (540) 829-8220
Hours: Dawn to Dusk - See Rates and Hours for additional information
Yowell Meadow Park (and Culpeper Skate Park)
ymparkThis lovely and easily accessible park in Downtown Culpeper offers a level, paved two-mile walking trail and a more adventurous nature trail. The walking trail is lined with markers containing information about Culpeper's history, while the nature trail passes a monument dedicated to the Culpeper Minutemen. Parents can unwind and relax as their children use the kid-friendly play areas, shoot some hoops, or play volleyball or tennis.

Skateboarders will enjoy the modular ramps at the Skate Park Facility, recently renovated in 2013, including a 6ft mini, huge pyramid with ledges, banks, quarters, and 2 rails. It also has a spine and flybox!

For More Information:
Corner of Blue Ridge and Route 522 North (Downtown Culpeper)
Phone: (540) 829-8260
Wine Street Memorial Park
winestreetDesigned to honor local veterans of World War II and the Korean War, Wine Street Memorial Park is a beautiful neighborhood park dedicated in April 2008. This family park features a central memorial pad containing inscribed brick pavers surrounded by memorial benches, and includes a playground and a separate area with two picnic tables.

The town's Veterans Recognition Committee was created to oversee the fundraising and placement of a monument in the central memorial pad. In June of 2011, a bronze statue titled "Homage" by Kansas sculptor Jim Brothers was unveiled and dedicated, a visually stunning and poignant memorial to those who served. A nationally renowned sculptor, Mr. Brothers created nearly all the bronze figures at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

For More Information:

Corner of Wine Street and Old Brandy Road
Culpeper, VA 22701

Contact Information:

Culpeper Department of Planning and Community Development
Phone(540) 829-8260
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Mountain Run Lake Park
mountainrunlakeAdjacent to Mountain Run Lake, this park, set in the rolling countryside of western Culpeper County, offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Birds, waterfowl and wildlife are abundant and can readily be viewed throughout the year. Only 15 minutes from Downtown Culpeper, this is one of the nicest places to go for a picnic, either under one of the three covered shelters or many other picnic tables. Play areas are provided for children. Mountain Run Lake is a popular fishing lake; look for more details on our Certificate to Fish.

For More Information:

Route 29 South to right on Mountain Run Lake Road (718), go exactly 2.3 miles, on left will be J. B. Carpenter Jr. Drive and the entrance to the lake and park
Phone: (540) 727-3412
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Culpeper Sports Complex
sportscomplexThe County's new sports complex is located just a few minutes away from downtown Culpeper at the junction of Route 29 and Local Route 666, making it accessible to residents of Culpeper and neighboring counties. The 59-acre complex currently contains 16 playable football, baseball, softball and soccer fields, however, plans are also in the works for more amenities including concessions, restrooms, a possible pool, basketball courts and playground equipment. A new walking trail, located by the Little League baseball fields, winds its way through the trees and along the dam of the retention pond. Boasting a picnic table and grill, and several sitting benches, there are plenty of places to enjoy a quiet moment. Be sure and check out the Five Senses Garden, designed to benefit the special needs population. This unique garden contains five raised beds with vegetation that can be identified by ones who've lost a sense.

In Spring 2014, a new trail, "Connor's Trail" will open for public use. The trail is located north past the entrance of the youth baseball complex, and winds through the park's natural environment, bypassing the Five Senses Garden and skirting both passive and active park grounds.

For More Information:

Greens Corner Rd & Jonas Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone(540) 727-3412
Website: Culpeper Sports Complex
Hours: Open 7:00am-6:00pm (DST) & 7:00am-9:00pm (EST)
Lenn Park
lennparkLenn Park is an 80-acre park east of Culpeper in Stevensburg, and has recently expanded with the construction of two adult softball fields, renovated an existing flag plaza laden with historical artifacts, and constructed a 40' x 90' pavilion which overlooks the pristine beauty of the parks natural surroundings and seats 60-80 people outside with an additional 60 inside. The pavilion features a heated and air conditioned enclosed room with a warming kitchen for any type of occasion.

Additionally the site boasts a radio controlled airplane air strip, an overnight Scout camp area and a picnic grove nestled within the trees for small gatherings. Families that enjoy time together can take advantage of the sparkling waters of Mountain Run Creek where fishing is a great family tradition (catch and release only). Added family fun awaits those who seek an active energy release with the park's new 16-piece playground, which is divided into two age groups for the convenience of parents.

Looking for exercise? Take a walk or run on the two-mile trail (down and return) that follows Mountain Run Creek to the park's Civil War landmark. Along the way, look for wildlife and challenge yourself to identify various species of trees and plants.

Plans for future development include continuation of a trail system to circumvent the park, an amphitheatre, lacrosse field, volleyball court, horseshoe pit and possibly a skate park.

Adventure is right around the corner!

For More Information:

Lenn Park is located on Stevensburg Road, about 1 mile from Rt. 3 (Germanna Hwy)
18063 Stevensburg Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: (540) 727-3412
WebsiteLenn Park
Hours: Open 7:00am-6:00pm (DST) & 7:00am - 9:00pm (EST)
Shenandoah National Park
shenandoahJust 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C. and 30 minutes from Culpeper, Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows. Plan a hike, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky, and you. Shenandoah National Park is always open. However, portions of Skyline Drive, the only public road through the park, are periodically closed during inclement weather and at night during deer hunting season, mid-November through early January. Visitors can still enter the park on foot to hike even when the Drive is closed. Most visitor facilities and services begin operating in March and close down completely in late November. For information on lodging, reservations, and things to see and do in Shenandoah, click here.

For More Information:

Route 522 North in Culpeper, travel 17 miles to the Thornton River Gap entrance to Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park.
Spilman Park
spilmanparkOne of the best kept secrets in the county, Spilman Park is a beautiful 27-acre passive park located in the northern end of the county just off Rt. 229. Spilman offers visitors a 100 person picnic pavilion with 4 charcoal grills, scenic graveled walking trails, a multipurpose athletic field, and a tot-lot playground. There is also a fenced historic site with interpretive kiosk. and a portable lavatory. Please remember per county ordinance dogs must be on a leash 6' or shorter and under the handlers control at all times. The Pavilion and field are available for rental. Reservation forms available in the Parks and Recreation office.

For More Information:

3543 Colvin Rd.
Jeffersonton, VA 22724

Contact Information:

Culpeper County Parks & Recreation
155 W. Davis Street, Suite 100
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: (540) 727-3412
Website: Spilman Park
Hours: Open 7:00am-6:00pm (DST) & 7:00am - 9:00pm (EST)