Locust Shade Park

  • Locust Shade Park is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a variety of great amenities with a beautiful, scenic backdrop with picturesque trails. Amenities include 8 pavilions (available to rent), 3 playgrounds, horseshoe pits, 3 tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, 3.2 miles of scenic nature trails, a 15-station fitness trail, warrior challenge course, a mountain bike trail, batting cages, a driving range and an 18-hole miniature golf course, and an eight-acre pond. The park is also home to the Jean C. Smith Amphitheater.

    4701 Locust Shade Drive
    Triangle, VA
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    Science in the Park

    Science in the Park uses hands on lessons in our fields, forests, streams and lakes to teach children ages 5-13 about ecosystems. Topics cover animals, plants, habitats, watersheds, conservation and more.

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    Jean C. Smith Amphitheater

    Our amphitheater presents family entertainment during the late spring and summer months, with bench seating that is protected by a colorful shade structure. Additional seating is available on the gently sloping grass area. Picnic-style foods and soft beverages are permitted in the amphitheater area (no alcoholic beverages, please.) Videotaping of any performance is strictly forbidden.

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    Go Fish or Rent a Boat

    Locust Shade’s eight-acre pond is stocked with trout and channel catfish. There are also native populations of blue gill, largemouth bass and crappie. Fishing is from the bank or ADA accessible pier. Pedal boats and canoes are available on weekends from May through September.

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    Summer Camps

    Camp Wingapo campers are true outdoor adventurers. With access to miles of trails and an 8-acre lake at Locust Shade Park campers stay active, have fun with new and old friends and learn about the world around them. Each week, our camp schedule is made up of hiking, fishing, archery, mini-golf, and boating components.


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