Parks and Community Centers

Parks & Community Centers

Prince William County’s Regional Parks and Community Centers are true hubs of community, offering diverse amenities like sports fields, trails, pavilions, pools, marinas, and many others along with recreation programming. A 4,400+ acre park system comprised of 81 properties and 60+ trail miles for your enjoyment.

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    Outdoor / Nature Programs

    From learning how to kayak to hiking, get outdoors at the parks and enjoy all that nature offers with organized programs for all ages.

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    Children's Programs

    Early childhood classes help children gain independence and learn new skills through developmentally appropriate activities.

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    Adapted Recreation

    A COMMUNITY OF CHOICE FOR ALL. In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the County’s services, programs, or activities.

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    Our state-licensed Preschool prides itself on providing a quality program that emphasizes learning through play, in a safe and nurturing environment. Our Preschool provides thoughtfully planned experiences and opportunities, which stimulate learning in all developmental areas: social, emotional, physical, and cognitive.

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    We offer an expansive Scouting Program that’s run year round. Our trained BSA certified counselors will provide Cub Scouts the opportunity to earn rank advancement and Scouts BSA the opportunity to earn merit badges.

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    Science in the Park

    This highly-rated program is based on the Virginia SOL Science curriculum. Our Science in the Park specialty instructors provide hands-on science lessons utilizing the resources of our beautiful parks as an outdoor classroom.

What's Happening

Looking for something to do? Take a look at the parks calendar of special events and one day programs throughout Prince William County

Leisure Magazine – Fall 2021

The 2021 Fall issue of Leisure Magazine is now available online. Check out all the activities, classes, camps and events taking place in the coming months. Leisure - Your complete guide to recreation, fun & fitness.

Pavilion Rentals

Planning a picnic, company outing, family reunion, baby shower, birthday party, or other celebration? Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism offers 30 tents and pavilions in various sizes, perfect for any occasion.

Park Locator

Locate Parks, Special Facilities, Historic Properties, Trails and Water Access Parks in Prince William County
Park Map

Catharpin Regional Park Gaines a New Children’s Playground

The ribbon cutting marked the completion of one more aspect in Phase II of the park development project. The Phase II plan calls for the construction of six rectangular fields, ADA parking facility and an asphalt trail.

Adopt a Park

With 4,400+ acres of premier park land and 60+ miles of trails, it is often challenging to keep up with the tremendous use of our open spaces. Having a strong group of volunteer park stewards to support the park system in Prince William County, your volunteer efforts can make the difference in achieving the high standards we have for these important areas in our community.

PWC Parks, Recreation & Tourism Partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Through the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Trail programs, along with the Science in the Parks and Scouting programs, it is the department’s mission to promote public awareness of the need to “Keep it Litter Free in PWC!”

Accreditation from the National Recreation and Parks Associations

CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.
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Summer Camp

2021 Summer Camp may be over though we are already busy planning another exciting season coming your way in 2022. Stay tuned for updates along the way.