If you’ve visited a park, trail, or neighborhood center lately, you may have seen some construction work going on. Parks and Recreation manages over 300 acres of parkland, the Blackwater Creek Trails system, nine recreation centers, the City Stadium Complex, the historic Aviary, Miller Park Pool, and the Nature Zone Environmental Education Center. As you can see, there’s a lot going on!

While most of the work you are likely to see is routine maintenance, Parks and Recreation does have some large projects in the works. To help you stay in the loop, you can read more about some of them here, on Facebook, in our monthly e-newsletter, or call our main offices at (434) 455-5858 with questions.

Master Plans

The Parks & Recreation Department improves, expands, and develops parks and trails with a process known as Master Planning. Master Plans serve as a blueprint for future development of parks, trails, and other facilities. This process is collaborative, involving citizens, stakeholders, city staff, architects, engineers, and volunteers. View Master Plans below.

College Park Master Plan

Miller Park Master Plan

Riverside Park Master Plan

Three Parks Master Plan – Younger Park, College Park, and Perrymont Park