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Welcome to the Department of Parks & Recreation

Effective immediately

Bedford County Parks and Recreation is canceling all programs, activities, trips, and reservations through June 10th based on the Governor’s recent “Stay at Home” order. This is a disappointing measure for all of us but it is necessary in order to remain in compliance with the state’s guidance and to fulfill our mission. We hope these measures will be lifted prior to June 10th, but that remains to be seen. Please stay tuned and check our Facebook page frequently as we plan to immediately roll out recreational opportunities as the situation allows.

Full refunds or credits will be issued for all cancelations and staff will call each spring sports athletic participant.   Please allow 2-4 weeks for the refund check to be mailed if you elect to receive a refund.

If you registered with Boonsboro or the Forest Youth Athletic Association please contact their Association Supervisor for more information. 

Boonsboro – Shawn Deaner – 434-942-1603

FYAA – Shannon Ellis - 434-525-6866.

All registrations, rentals, reservations, and payments continue to be suspended until further notice. As soon as this action is reversed, updated information will be put on Facebook, and our Bedford County Parks and Recreation website. Please be sure to monitor those sites so you know when normal operations will resume.

In an effort to protect the public and Bedford County employees from the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Falling Creek Center remains closed until further notice. We are still available Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm by phone at 540-586-7682.

Parks and open spaces can be used at your own risk, but we would like to emphasize that they should be used for passive recreation, and that organized group activities are not allowed. Additionally, the skatepark, restrooms, shelters, and playgrounds at our parks will remain closed until further notice.

 Virtual Rec Center!

Here you will find FREE video tutorials, resources and activates for all ages. We want to make sure you stay active and have fun while at home. The Virtual Rec is growing daily, so check back often.
***Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Virtual Parks and Rec



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.

LOCATION

The department office is located at 1257 County Farm Rd. which is adjacent to Falling Creek Park.

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SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 3RD-

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Click here for the January - June 2020 Program Guide                             

 

 


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DEPARTMENT HISTORY

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.”