See the flyer for information on a basketball camp coming up this summer at LHS!
Thanks to Daytime Blue Ridge for their exposure for our Taste of the Trails events! Take a look at the video for more information on these exciting events!
Taste of the Trails 2018 brought to you by Beale's Runners, Bikers, Hikers, Walkers.. Whether you're looking to set a new PR or you're looking for a more casual experience. This event is for you. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, pint glass, bottle and bag (guaranteed with pre-registration) as well being entered to win some of the more than $750.00 worth of prizes that will be given away during the after party at Beale's (must be present to win). Sponsors: Blackwater Bike Shop , Bikes Unlimited, Scene 3 boardshop , East Coasters Bike Shop-Roanoke, Sun Solutions, Blue Ridge Overland Gear, Peaks Coaching Group, Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke, Mountain Khakis Bedford County Parks & Recreation Visit Bedford Virginia Additional Information: https://bedfordtrails.wordpress.com/taste-of-the-trails/ Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/taste-of-the-trails
Parents/Coaches/Players, With the baseball and softball season fast approaching, Parks and Recreation staff have been working diligently to have everything in place to start the season. However, it is becoming evident that there is an umpire shortage this season. This shortage is not unique to any one particular area in the county. While recruiting and training of umpires remains constant, the number of people who desire to umpire are limited. As a result, some scheduled games may not have umpires and coaches may be called upon to serve as umpires. Please understand that every effort will be made to ensure all games have umpire coverage. If you or someone you know would like to umpire this season, please contact Parks and Recreation at 540-586-7682 to get signed up. It is a paid position! Thank you for your understanding. Let's have a great season!
You are viewing the new Bedford County Parks and Recreation website and we invite you to explore it and learn more about our Department and the benefits that you can experience by visiting a park, playing a sport, participating in a programming activity, taking a trip or enjoying some other leisure activity. The website will provide you with a variety of information, allow you to register for many of our programs online and to make reservations to use various picnic shelters and other facilities. The site will be updated on a regular basis and a calendar listing events can be viewed.
The department office is located at 1257 County Farm Rd. which is adjacent to Falling Creek Park. The facility is under going some renovations to better facilitate the staff and to provide space for a variety of programming opportunities including art classes and various exercise classes for all ages. There will be meeting space for your group and the department is coordinating with other organizations in order to provide space within the facility to serve as a resource center for senior adults.
The Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department (BCPRD) was created by the Board of Supervisors on March 27, 1984 in order that a formal administration of public recreational activities could begin. Since its creation, the BCPRD has addressed the leisure needs of the County with available resources and with the intent of providing a wide range of recreational activities for all aspects of Bedford County's population.
Over the years, a great deal of emphasis has been placed upon developing and administering strong youth sports' programs. Lease agreements are maintained with the Bedford County School Board, civic clubs, and athletic associations throughout the County in order that fields and gymnasiums are available for the various youth activities offered throughout the County. The BCPRD coordinates through, and collaborates with, 10 different recreation associations throughout Bedford County to provide the various youth activities. Each association is represented by an Association Supervisor that is contracted through and paid by the County to provide assistance, and to serve as a liaison between the BCPRD and their respective local association.
Included in the Department's youth sports offerings are: football, cheerleading, soccer, wrestling, tee-ball, baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. Additionally, various sport's camps may be offered throughout the year.
Currently, adult co-ed softball is offered in the fall. A variety of activities, with a primary emphasis on the County's senior population, including, a senior softball team, lunch trips and day trips to various points of interest are offered. Bingo is another activity that is offered and enjoyed by many local seniors.
Special events are also offered throughout the year, such as an Easter Egg Hunt, Youth Fishing Clinic, Breakfast with Santa, Elder-fest, disc golf tournaments, skateboarding competitions and mountain bike races.
With the move of BCPRD to the Old Nursing Home facility, additional programming opportunities present themselves and additional space has been secured throughout the county as we continue to broaden program offerings. Details can be found throughout our website.
Our history continues and we invite you to be a part of it and to” Experience the Benefits.”