The ONLY Place to Play Christiansburg, VA
TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG Parks and Recreation
36 Senior Programs 43 Senior Trips 44 Special Populations 45 Community Policing Events
1 Letter from Director 2 General Information 6 Parks and Trails 7 Lightning Policy 11 Recreation Facilities Map 12 Mission Statement, Citizen Participation
13 Youth Community Recreation
13 Preschool Programs 15 Preschool Gymnastics
16 Youth Community Programs
18 Youth Gymnastics 20 Merit Badge Programs
46 Special Events 48 Y outh Athletics 50 Adult Athletics 51 Athletic Special Events
21 Adult Community Programs
26 Special Interest Programs 30 Community/ Senior Interests
To The Citizens of Christiansburg Are you looking to spruce up your home as the winter season ends? Join us December 3 for the Lions Club Holiday Craft Show at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. There will be many vendors available that will provide you with many items to make your house into a home. There are also many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors– whether it be a cool, brisk walk along the Huckleberry Trail, playing at one of our nine Town parks or attending Christmas on Main with the highlight being the annual Christmas parade on December 9 in downtown Christiansburg. Winter Wonderland is also a must see this year on December 10 at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. You will enter through a forest of Christmas Trees and enjoy snowflakes falling from the sky. We will have a visit from Santa Claus, Ms. Claus and everyone will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and the reindeer games while singing and laughing the whole evening. The Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department promotes and implements leisure programs and services tha enhance the quality of life of all ages. In partnership with our community, we strive to deliver programming in a personal, effective, and innovative manner. I am excited to spend this winter session here with you, in the Town of Christiansburg. I look forward to maintaining the recreational opportunities we currently offer, while also looking at ways we can better serve you and enhance your experiences in the future. The Christiansburg Huckleberry Park is well on its way to completion. We look forward to unveiling these recreational amenities in the Spring of 2023. We continue to strive for Christiansburg to be a recreational destination and the place to be! Dear Friends and Neighbors: T e wint r winds are exiting our area and the sight of colorful flowers are bursting through the mulch, he chirping f the spring peepers and the D gwood trees showing theirbeautiful blooms indicate that spring is in the air. This is the perfect time to enjoy the recreational opportunities the Townof Christiansburg has to offer! As we look forward to warmer and longer days this spring and summer it is important to remember that the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department exists to promote and implement leisure pr grams and services that enhance the quality of life for ll ages. In partnership with the community, we strive to deliver quality leisure programs in a personal, effective, and successful manner. We serve you, the residents of Christiansburg and our visiting neighbors, to provide a positive experience while growing and building our special community. As you read through the brochure, youwill findmany recreational opportunities available for you and your family. We offer several outdoor adventures, fromhearing the crack of the bat at Harkrader Sports C mpl x, to enjoying family time at our parks and playgrounds, to visiting the Farmer’s Market in in its temporary location of the Christiansburg Recreation Center front parking lot, to witnessing the sights and sounds of nature’s beauty while walking along the Huckleberry Trail, which also leads to the doors of the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Do you need a more structured environment to meet your health needs? Join us indoors at the Christiansburg Recreation Center for our many community fitness programs, various educational classes and health screenings. Exercise is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle, so be sure to exercise in our cardiovascular and weight rooms or simply take a nice stroll on the 1/8-mile indoor track. Are you over the age of 50? Come and enjoy our seniors lounge, billiards roomand covered pa io. There aremanywonderful Senior Cen er activities and vents for you to pa take in as well. Looking for some exciting summer events? Please join our community as we celebrate several downtown events such as the Rockin Main Concert Series along with the Annual Fourth of July Celebration. The Fourth of July event will be filled with exciting outdoor festivities and vendors located in the downtown area. We will have our annual epic fireworks demonstration that evening on the Christiansburg Huckleberry Park property, with parking at the Uptown Christiansburg Mall and Walmart. Speaking f the Christiansburg Huckleberry Park, the xcavation and construc ion is windi g down and we re gettin closer t a summer opening. We are so excited to bring the special amenities of the park to each of you. There will be something for almost everyone. The Harkrader Sports Complex will be the host site for many baseball and softball events this summer season. We have been selected as the Cal Ripken 12U State Baseball Tournament host site as well. We have a full slate of summer camps again this year as we work closely with C ristiansburg High School coaches to provide a great developmental system for our programs that will benefit or student athletes and Christiansburg for years to come. Would you like to partake in an international athletic experience? We are happy to be the host of the BrazilianUnited Soccer Academy Camp as their instructorswill teach the game of soccer through Brazilian techniques and strategieswhile also educating campers on life in Brazil. As you can see, there is a little something offered for everyone. I am excited to be entering my 11 th spring here with you in the Town of Christiansburg. I feel like over the past 11 years we have made many great strides with our recreational opportunities, programs, and facilities. We are looking forward to continuing these successeswith our recreational services, programs, and facilities for each of you. The opening of the Christiansburg Huckleberry Park will be a game changer for the Town of Christiansburg in the world of parks, recreation, inclusivity, and sports tourism. The recreational resources and opportunities that we have in Christiansburg currently and while adding the Christiansburg Huckleberry Park it will burst our small-town Christiansburg, Virginia into the national scene as a leader in the parks and recreation world. I feel our staff’s vision with our programs a d amenities will provide a very positive impact for many future years to come and we will continue to be recognized with the title of “The ONLY Place to Play – Christiansburg, Virginia.” Best wishes to each of you during the holiday season! Sincerely yours,
Best wishes to each of you for a bright, active, healthy, and beautiful spring and summer.
Sincerely yours, B. T. Epperley Brad Epperley Director of Parks and Recreation
Brad Epperley Director of Parks and Recreation
Professional Staff........................................................................................Phone: (540) 382-2349 Brad Epperley............................................................................. Director of Parks and Recreation Michelle Trussell.................................................................. Parks and Recreation Office Manager Morgan Fenton.....................................................................................Administrative Specialist II Charlton McCoy.......................................................... Assistant Director of Programs and Events Erin Ruyle.................................................................... Assistant Director of Operations and Parks Pam Peyton. ......................................................................... Supervisor of Community Programs Tammy Caldwell.....................................Supervisor of Senior and Special Population Programs Nick Yopp............................................................ Supervisor of Camps, Tournaments and Master Scheduler of Facilities Brian Lambert. .................................................Supervisor of Adult Athletics and Teen Programs Caleb Dunlea.....................................................................Supervisor of Youth Athletic Programs Rachel Vinson...................................................................................................Events Coordinator Austin Gilmore........................................ Assistant Event Coordinator/Farmer’s Market Manager Darren Graham............................................................................................... Athletic Coordinator Ryan Hubble.............................................................................. Recreation Facilities Coordinator Joe Oley..........................................................................................Customer Service Coordinator Forest Redd. ..............................................................................Outdoor Facility Crew Supervisor JimWhetzel................................................................................................................. Crew Leader Dylan Vest.................................................................................................................... Crew Leader Brandon Decker. ......................................................................................................... Crew Leader Isaac Ritenour. ...................................................................................... Park Maintenance Worker Wil Oldham.................................................................................................. Building Maintenance Shawn Stump.............................................................................................. Building Maintenance Linn Feggeler................................................................................. Part-time Recreation Assistant Dru Yopp........................................................................................ Part-time Recreation Assistant Annie Fentress............................................................................... Part-time Recreation Assistant Alan Johnson. ............................................................................... Part-time Recreation Assistant
Diane C. Fenton, Chairperson Henry Showalter, Town Council Liaison Michael L. Saylors Reba Smart James B. Williamson, Jr Robin L. Boyd Kathy Meadows John T. Neel Lawson Mecom (Student Representative) Emma Britt (Student Representative)
D. Michael Barber.....................................................................Mayor Samuel M. Bishop Timothy Wilson Casey Jenkins Henry D. Showalter Tanya Hockett Johana Hicks Randy Wingfield. ........................................................Town Manager
Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, funded by the Town of Christiansburg, offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities to its residents. The department also receives funding fromthe ChristiansburgKiwanis Club for themaintenance of Kiwanis Park and for the purchase of youth athletic equipment.
1. Registration for programs will be accepted by mail to:
Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation 1600 North Franklin Street Christiansburg, VA 24073 2. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Please make checks payable to: Christiansburg Parks and Recreation. 3. Early registration is encouraged, as many programs fill up fast. 4. Pre–registration is required for all programs. 5. Registration is accepted on a “first come, first served” basis up to the maximum enrollment. 6. Upon receipt of registration form and fee, that individual is automatically enrolled (space permitting). There will not be any conformation of mail–in registrations. The department will only notify individuals if there is a problem with the registration. Feel free to call the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Administrative Office to confirm your registration. 7. Phone registration will not be accepted. 8. If the program is full, you may request that your name and phone number be put on a waiting list. You will be contacted if a space becomes available. 9. Late registration and transfers are only possible when there are openings. 10. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation reserves the right to change and/or cancel programs. 11. Participants who register for a program that requires the purchase of equipment and/or supplies should wait until the last day of registration and check with the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office to ensure the program will be conducted. 12. If a participant cannot participate after registering, a written request for a refund must be submitted within three (3) working days prior to theweek the programstarts. Refunds are not given after the first programmeeting, unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation. When programs are canceled, refunds are automatic. 13. Parents with children enrolled in programs should pick them up no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the end of that program. 14. For additional information, call Christiansburg Parks and Recreation at (540) 382-2349. 1. If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Christiansburg Recreation Center will not open until 8 a.m. and all scheduled programs will be canceled for that date. 2. If Montgomery County Public Schools are delayed in the morning due to inclement weather, all programs before noon will be canceled for that morning. 3. If Montgomery County Public Schools are released early due to inclement weather, all programs after noon will be canceled for that afternoon/evening. 4. If Montgomery County Public Schools after–school activities are canceled, all of our evening programs will be canceled for that evening. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
POLICY ON ADULTS AND CHILDREN
1. Unless stated otherwise in the class description, adults are asked to wait outside of the classroomduring the child’s class time. 2. Adults are asked not to bring children to their classes. Children brought to adult classes interfere with other participants and the instructor. Thank you for your cooperation.
PARTIAL REFUND POLICY
1. The following policy on refunds for recreation programs will be effective January 1, 2008. 2. Partial refunds will not be issued for classes or programs unless the instructor is unable to complete the class. In case of canceled classes due to inclement weather, partial refunds will not be issued if at least 80% of the scheduled activity has met. When possi- ble, a canceled class or activity will be rescheduled. 3. Partial refunds will not be issued for less than $5.
TOWN RESIDENT/ TOWN TAXPAYER
1. Will be allowed to pre-register for all programs. 2. If one of the following requirements is satisfied, there will be no additional fee: a. be a resident of the Town of Christiansburg b. be a real estate taxpayer of the Town of Christiansburg
The hours of the Christiansburg Recreation Center are established to best serve the needs of the public and may fluctuate. Hours of operation will be as follows.
5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 - 7 p.m.
Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs will receive priority in scheduling. Therefore, it is important to contact the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Administrative Office for an updated weekly schedule. Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times (unless they are participating in a Christiansburg Parks and Recreation program or attending a special event). Home schooled children will be permitted to use the Christiansburg Recreation Center Monday through Friday for physical education. They must be accompanied by their parent, guardian, and/or teacher. If not accompanied, they will not be allowed to utilize the Recreation Center during Montgomery County Public Schools normal hours. Students that attend Montgomery County Public Schools will not be allowed to utilize the Christiansburg Recreation Center during Montgomery County Public Schools normal hours. “Quiet time” in the cardio room is from8 – 9 a.m. Monday – Friday. What is quiet time? “Quiet time” is a periodwhen there is no music played on the speakers in the cardio room. Guests are permitted to listen to music on personal devices, provided they use headphones or earbuds. Guests are allowed to talk to each other at a conversational volume, but it is asked that guests who wish to talk on their cell phones promptly leave the cardio room and refrain from returning until the call is complete. What are the rules regarding selection of music? The weight room and cardio room (during non–quiet time periods) have the same music policy: The first person to arrive in either roommay request a satellite radio channel be played on the speakers in the room in which they are exercising. The radio will remain on that channel until a request for a change is made by another patron. The change will be allowed only if the patron has asked everyone in the room at the time of the request if they approve of the change to the requested channel. Channel changes must be unanimous; if one or more people in the room object, Recreation Center staff will not make the change. The Parks and Recreation Department has the final approval of all music, and can refuse a change to a channel that includes explicit or offensive language. What happens if explicit or offensive language is inadvertently broadcast in the weight or cardio rooms? The Parks and Recreation Department staff makes every effort to avoid such language. However, because the only method of receiving a radio signal in the Recreation Center is through the use of satellite radio, there may be unavoidable instances in which explicit or offensive language is broadcast. If Recreation Center staff members are aware of this language, they will change the channel. If staff is unaware of the use of this language, patrons may alert staff to it, and the radio will be changed. We thank patrons for their understanding on this. What are the rules for music in sponsored and non–sponsored programs? Those leading programs are encouraged to notify Parks and Recreation Department staff in advance if they believe their programs needmusic. The Parks and Recreation Department seeks to be reasonably accommodating to programs and the people who lead them, but reserves the right to make the final decision regarding music in programs. Pickle Ball Open Play will be the following days and times (based upon court availability): Monday-Saturday - Court C, 8 – 11 a.m., Court D if needed and available. Open Play will be subject to court availability. When it is necessary to close courts for programs/events, signs will be posted in a timely manner, giving patrons ample notice. The Christiansburg Recreation Center will be closed on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day. Other closings due to special circumstances will be posted in the Christiansburg Recreation Center as far in advance as possible.
1. Alcoholic beverages, drugs or any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted on Town of Christiansburg property. 2. Smoking and the use of any other tobacco product, including vaping and e-cigarettes is prohibited in the Christiansburg Recreation Center and around entrance areas. 3. Drinks from Christiansburg Recreation Center vending machines will only be permitted in the main lobby. RULES AND REGULATIONS
4. Drinks and/or food (other than water) may not be brought inside the Christiansburg Recreation Center (unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation). 5. Chewing gum is prohibited in the Christiansburg Recreation Center. 6. Threatening or indecent conduct is prohibited. 7. Abusive, profane, threatening, indecent language and/or actions are strictly prohibited. 8. Threatening language or actions toward Christiansburg Parks and Recreation staff will result in a minimum of one–year suspension from all Christiansburg Parks and Recreation facilities and programs. A “No Trespass Notice” will be issued. 9. Fighting is strictly prohibited. Adults fighting will receive a minimum of one–year suspension from the Christiansburg Recreation Center with police action and a “No Trespass Notice.” Youth fighting will result in suspension as determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation and parental notification. 10. No illegal weapons are allowed. Any violation will result in police and disciplinary action. 11. Anyone stealing money, or personal property belonging to another individual, or property of the Christiansburg Rec reation Center, or anyone aiding in such theft, will receive a minimum of one–year suspension from the Christiansburg Recreation Center and the police will be notified. 12. Any suspension from the Christiansburg Recreation Center may also include suspension from all Christiansburg Parks and Recreation facilities and programs. 13. Anyone who refuses to leave Town of Christiansburg property (after being instructed to do so) will receive a minimum of one month additional suspension, with a “No Trespass Notice” and police action. 14. Gambling of any form is prohibited. 15. Only non–marking sneakers and tennis shoes may be worn in the gymnasium (track and courts) and racquetball courts. Anyone caught leaving excessive marks on the floors may be suspended from the recreation center. 16. Shirts and shoes must be worn during all hours of operation. Proper attire is required. No sandals or open–toed shoes. 17. No pets will be allowed in the Christiansburg Recreation Center (except for dog obedience classes or service dogs). 18. Loitering will not be allowed. 19. Bicycles must be locked in the bike rack. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bicycles (including components). 20. No skateboards, roller skates, in–line skates, Heelys or any other kind of roller shoes may be used on sidewalks or inside the Christiansburg Recreation Center. 21. Entry and exit must be through the doors near the Recreation Center Supervisor and Equipment Station. 22. Lockers may be rented on a six-month or one-year basis. $30 for six months, $60 for one year. If lockers are not cleaned out or renewed on or before the expiration date, the items will be cleared out, kept for one week, and then discarded. The Christiansburg Recreation Center is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen locker contents. 23. All equipment stored in the classrooms is for the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation use only. Individual use of mats and play equipment is prohibited unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation. 24. The Director of Parks and Recreation has the authority to revoke any individual’s privileges of using the Christiansburg Recreation Center for any length of time for disorderly conduct. 25. Suspension may be increased or made permanent if an individual repeats an offense or attempts to enter the Christians burg Recreation Center while under suspension. 26. The Director of Parks and Recreation has the authority to suspend an individual for any violation of the rules and regula tions for the Christiansburg Parks & Recreation Department. 27. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. 28. We reserve the right to suspend participation as the result of behavior problems that disrupt programs and/or partici pants. 1. Christiansburg Recreation Center ID cards are required during all hours of operation unless otherwise stated. IDs must be scanned at the recreation center supervisor and equipment station upon entering the center. 2. Parents must obtain an ID card for children 5 years of age or older. 3. Persons wishing to use the recreation center must have a current ID or pay $5 for a daily pass. 4. All persons purchasing a daily pass must complete a day pass application. Children under the age of 18 must have a par ent or legal guardian sign their day pass. 5. Person(s) who wish to have an ID card must show two proofs of residency. No P.O. Boxes. A. First Proof – must have a valid driver’s license (or DMV ID card) indicating Town of Christiansburg residency. B. Second Proof – may consist of auto mobile registration card, voter registration card, real–estate property tax receipt, current lease of property matching the address of the driver’s license, or utility bill. We do not accept insurance information, cell phone bills, pay stubs, W2’s or any other info that is not from the DMV or paid on the property. 6. All ID cards must be renewed the following year during the same month the ID card was issued. 7. Town residents/real estate taxpayers will receive a free ID card. 8. Business owners that have an office inside the town limits may also receive a free ID, but must show the following: • A real estate property tax ticket showing that they own property where the business is located • If leasing a business space, a lease showing the office is inside town limits and a utility bill (the addresses on all 3 documents must match). The membership will be made for the duration of the lease, but no longer than one year. ID CARD SYSTEM
RECREATION CENTER RENTAL The Christiansburg Recreation Center is available for private parties, dances, meetings, receptions, and other activities when space is available. For available dates, times and rental rates, contact the Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation at 382-2349. The Town of Christiansburg rents out facility space to various outside third parties. The use of property owned by the Town of Christiansburg for commercial products, processes, or services should in no way be construed as an endorsement of recommendation by the Town. The Town does not warrant or assume legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. The views and opinions of authors do not necessarily reflect those of the Town of Christiansburg, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Rentals Price Per Hour Basketball Court $20/25 with scoreboard Multi-Purpose Room $30 Classroom $15 10. ID cards are only used t utilize facilities in the Christiansburg Recreation Center during stated hours. 11. ID cardholders must pay p r icipation fees to participat in Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs. 12. Christiansburg Recreatio C nter ID cards are not required to participate in Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs. 13. Participation fees and non–resident/taxpayer fees will be charged to participate in Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs. 14. There will be a $5 charge for replacement ID cards. 15. Left ID cards will be discarded after 3 weeks, resulting in the need for a replacement ID. 16. There will be an administration fee of $25 for membership refunds. The Christiansburg Recreation Center is available for private parties, dances, meetings, receptions, and other activities when space is available. For available dates, times and rental rates, contact the Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation at 382-2349. Rental requestswill onlybehonored if the contract is signed, returnedandpayment ismadewithin48hours. The Town of Christiansburg rents out facility space to various outside third parties. The use of property owned by the Town of Christiansburg for commercial products, pr cesses, or services should in no way be construed as an endorsement of recommendation by the Town. The Town does not warrant or assume legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. The views and opinions of authors do n t nec ssarily reflect those of the Town of Christiansb rg, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. For more information regarding rental availabilities and rules, contact Charlton McCoy, Asst. Director (540) 382-2349 x2005 Email: email@example.com 9. Persons that do not live in town, do not own property or do not have a business in Christiansburg may purchase a membership: Age Bracket: One Year 6 Months 1 Month Age Bracket: One Year 6 Months 1 Month Single Adult (18+) $275 $140 $30 Senior Couple** $200 $100 $25 Family* $400 $210 $40 Senior Family*** $300 $150 $30 Single Senior (50+) $150 $75 $15 * Family defined as two adults (18+ years old) residing at the same address and their legal dependents under the age of 25. Legal dependents age 19–25 must be full-time college students. ** Two adults living at the same address must be over 50 years of age. *** Family defined as two adults (18+), at least one person over 50, residing at the same address and their legal dependents under the age of 25. Legal dependents age 19–25 must be full-time college students. 9. Persons that do not live in town, do not own property or do not have a business in Christiansburg may purchase a membership: *** Family defined as two adults (18+ years old) residing at th sam address and their legal dependents under the age of 25. Legal dependents age 19–25 ust be full-time college students. * Two adults l ving at the same address must b over 50 years of age. ** Fa ily defined as two adults (18+), at least one person over 50, residing at the same ad ress and their legal dependents under the a e of 25. L gal dependents age 19–25 must be full-time college students . TRY US FREE FOR ONE WEEK! The Christiansburg Recreati r is more than just a gym, it is a community. With a membership you can get fit, learn new skills, and social ze with fellowmemb rs. Not a member, but interested in trying out the Recreation Ce t r? Stop by the fron d sk to receive your free 7-day pass. 10. ID cards are only used to utilize facilities in the Christiansburg Recreation Center during stated hours. 11. ID cardholders must pay participation fees to participate in Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs. 12. Christiansburg Recreation Center ID cards are not required to participate in Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs. 13. Participation fees and non–resident/taxpayer fees will be charged to participate in Christiansburg Parks and Recreation programs. 14. There will be a $5 charge for replacement ID cards. 15. Left ID cards will be discarded after 3 weeks, resulting in the need for a replacement ID. 16. There will be an administration fee of $25 for membership refunds.
Town Resident/Town Employee
Non-Resident Rate Per Hour
Rate Per Hour
The “Commission” normally meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. If interested in being placed on the agenda, please call Brad Epperley at (540) 382-2349, ext. 2001. Multi-Pur ose Room $30. 0/hr. $40.00/hr.
Rate Without Scoreboard
Rate With Scoreboard
* Cleaning Fee: $30 for rentals of up to 75 people. ** Rental requests will only be honored if the contract is signed, returned and payment is made within 48 hours.
For more information regarding rental availabilities and rules, contact Nick Yopp, Supervisor of Camps, Tournaments and Master Scheduler (540) 382-2349 x2007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Commission” normally meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. If interested in being placed on the agenda, please call Brad Epperley at (540) 382-2349, ext. 2001. CHRISTIANSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION
CHRISTIANSBURG PARKS AND TRAILS
CIRCLE PARK , 318 Circle Drive SE, which is located off Ellett Drive, has Miracle Play System playground equipment, swings, picnic area, and a ½ basketball court. The park is also attractive for family outings and picnics. The park has a new restroom facility. DEPOTPARK , 250Depot St. NE, hasMiraclePlay Systemplaygroundequipment, swings, two full basketball courts, rectangular multi-purpose field, and a .20 mile track, jogging, walking path. The park is also attractive for family outings and picnics. It now has a picnic shelter as well as new restroom facility. DOWNTOWN PARK , 55 College St. NW, has Miracle Play System playground equipment, swings, full basketball court, and a picnic area. The park is also attractive for family outings and picnics. It is now equipped with a picnic shelter. HARKRADER SPORTS COMPLEX , 1209 Buffalo Drive NW, which is located behind the Christiansburg Middle School, has three multi- purpose baseball/softball fields, two sets of Miracle Play Systemplayground equipment, two full basketball courts, two tennis courts, .40 mile walking, jogging path, and a picnic area. JOHN LEMLEY PARK , 271 John Lemley Lane SE, which is located at the top of "Christiansburg Mountain," off of Mount Pleasant Rd, has an ADA accessible playground, with 2 picnic tables. KIWANIS PARK , 310 Kiwanis Lane SE, which is located off Roanoke Street, has two lighted multi-purpose baseball/softball fields, picnic shelter, and Miracle Recreation Play System playground equipment. Kiwanis Park and the Kiwanis Community Picnic Shelter are projects of the Christiansburg Kiwanis Club. SUMMIT RIDGE PARK , 305 Summit Ridge Rd. SW, has Miracle Play System playground equipment, swings, and a picnic area. The park is also attractive for family outings and picnics. WALL STREET PARK , 1300 Wall St. NW, has Miracle Play System playground equipment, ½ basketball court, and a picnic area. The park is also attractive for family outings and picnics. WAYSIDE PARK , 4200 Wayside Drive SE, which is located at the top of “Christiansburg Mountain,” has a picnic area. This park is still being considered for future development. HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL The Huckleberry Trail is an asphalt-paved bike/pedestrian path. The trail currently runs from the Blacksburg Public Library to the Christiansburg Recreation Center. There are distance markers every half-mile. At 2.83 miles, it crosses the road to WarmHearth; at 3.43 miles, it crosses Hightop; and at 3.90, it crosses Merrimac. The total distance from the Blacksburg Public Library to the New River Mall is 5.762 miles. There are benches spaced along the trail where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. Parking is available at both ends, as well as near WarmHearth and the Hightop and Merrimac crossings. From bridge to Recreation Center is 1.27 miles. From Blacksburg Library to Recreation Center is approximately eight miles. A new ½-mile section has opened behind Food Lion. It creates a 1.25-mile trip from the recreation center around Food Lion Center and back. Another section has been installed extending to the high school, while traveling towards Independence Blvd. Plans are in the works to extend the Huckleberry Trail to the Hethwood Community, Blacksburg’s Gateway Park, downtown Christiansburg, and the New River State Trail. If you would like to contribute to the expansion and development of the Huckleberry Trail, please send your tax-deductible donation to: Friends of the Huckleberry P.O. Box 925 Blacksburg, VA 24063 www.huckleberrytrail.org For Map of Current & Future Huckleberry Trail please visit our website Litter and vandalismare the curses of our park system. They are frustrating, expensive, entirely unnecessary, and hinder future development. Please do what you can to help curb littering and vandalism. Please use trash cans and recycling containers. Contact Forest Redd if you recognize issues concerning our park facilities. Phone: (540) 382-2349 x2018 Email: email@example.com DEPOT PARK , which is located on Depot Street, has one rectangular multipurpose field. FALLING BRANCH , which is located behind Falling Branch Elementary School, has two baseball/softball fields, with one field having lights. HARKRADER SPORTS COMPLEX, which is located behind Christiansburg Middle School, has three lighted multi-purpose fields, with a press box, concessions area and restrooms. KIWANIS PARK , which is located on Roanoke Street, has two lighted baseball/softball fields, and restroom facilities. OUTDOORS SPORTS FACILITIES FUTURE PARKS LITTER AND VANDALISM CHRISTIANSBURG HUCKLEBERRY PARK - Former Truman Wilson Property, 300 Huckleberry Drive, NW
LIGHTNING POLICY Lightning Policy Due to the significant risks and possibility of fatal injury from lightning strikes, it is imperative the Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation have a clear policy on how to deal with lightning in and around the areas of practice and / or competition. This policy will help to clearly state the department's position on this issue and help to define roles of certain individuals during the decision making process. The coaching and support staff’s primary responsibility is for the safety and concern of the participants. The following plan will be in effect for all Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation youth and adult athletic events, including practices and special events: Depending on the event being played the Youth Athletic or Adult Athletic Supervisor, Game Field Supervisor or Coach will monitor the weather. This will be done through the use of the DTN Weather Sentry Lightning and Storm detector (if equipped) or by the Flash-to Bang Method. In the event of threatening or inclement weather the Youth Athletic or Adult Athletic Supervisor, Game Field Supervisor or Coach will inform the participants and spectators either through the public address system or any other means available of impending severe weather. GENERAL POLICY: A member of the Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation Staff, if on site will monitor the weather and make the decision to notify the Game Field Supervisor (during a game) or Head Coach (during practice) of dangerous situations and recommend the suspension of activity in the event of lightning. Exceptions will be made for any activity where a Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation or Game Field Supervisor is not in attendance, whereby the supervising coach will have the ability to suspend activity. The decision to suspend activity will be based on: • Any reported lightning strike on the DTN Weather Sentry Lightning/Storm Detector within the 8 mile range regardless of the presence of visible lightning. (This device is portable and will be in the possession of the Youth Athletic or Adult Athletic Supervisor, Game Field Supervisor or Coach). • Utilization of the Flash-to-Bang Method (Count the seconds from the time the lightning is sighted to when the clap of thunder is heard. Divide this number by five to obtain how far away, in miles, the lightning is occurring.) If it reveals lightning to be within 8 miles (a 40 second count between the flash of lightning and the bang of thunder) activity is to be suspended and everyone should seek shelter immediately. ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUSPENSION OF ACTIVITY: Once it is determined that there is a danger of inclement weather, the Youth Athletic or Adult Athletic Supervisor will notify the Game Field Supervisor (during a game). The Head Coach (during practice) should immediately request the removal of all players, coaches, from the playing field when receiving text message on any reported lightning strike on the DTN Weather Sentry Lightning/Storm Detector within the 8 mile range. If DTN Weather Sentry Lightning/Storm Detector is not available revert to using the Flash-to-Bang Method. The coaches’ primary responsibility is for the safety and concern of the participants. EVACUATION OF THE PLAYING FIELD AND STANDS: Immediately following the public address announcement (if available) of suspension of play, all players, coaches, officials, support personnel and spectators are to evacuate the facility to their vehicles, bus. Participants and spectators should be advised that we do not consider the areas under the (Picnic shelters' or bathrooms) at Kiwanis Park) or dugouts to be safe in the case of lightning. All parties will be urged to remain in a safe location until conditions improve unless otherwise notified by appropriate representatives. RETURN TO PLAY: Play will be resumed 30 minutes following the last lightning strike. The last lightning strike will be determined by either the detection system or visual confirmation. The 30 minute time frame will immediately start over with each additional lightning strike. All coaches that would like to receive information on our weather system or would like to get text messages on storms and lightning in the area for practices and games should contact Charlton McCoy at (540) 382–2349.
EXPLORE THE All Inclusive Playground FEATURED EQUIPMENT
Wave Rock N Raf t
The Wave Rock N Raft adds an inclusive mot ion act ivi ty for people of al l ages and abi l i t ies. Mobi l i ty devices can make thei r way into the raft for imaginat ive, creat ive, and social play.
Ya l p Sona The Yalp Sona is an interact ive Dance & Play Arch where audio guided games are played in mot ion. The Arch is accessible for mobi l i ty devices for the opportuni ty of social interact ion and inclusive play. Mer ry Go Al l Merry-Go-Al l is a ful ly accessible, forward-facing inclusive merry-go-round for up to 8 passengers (4 seated, 4 standing) . I t ' s a fun mot ion act ivi ty for everyone to enjoy. The center wheel remains stat ionary so chi ldren can work together to turn Merry Go-Al l whi le seated.
Christiansburg Huckleberry Park
Rol l er S l ide The Rol ler Sl ide is a fun, inclusive play act ivi ty for chi ldren of al l abi l i t ies. I t provides dist inct ive developmental and play benef i ts such as enhanced balance and coordinat ion. For chi ldren wi th sensory processing issues, the Rol ler Sl ide provides a calming sensory exper ience and can be incorporated into an occupat ional therapy protocol . Constructed ent i rely of steel and aluminum, i t ' s also an ideal opt ion when designing a playground for chi ldren wi th cochlear implants. FEATURED EQUIPMENT EXPLORE THE All Inclusive Playground
Cl imber Doub l e Up & On The Cl imber Double Up & On is the perfect cl imber for kids of al l abi l i t ies on the playground. I t is an accessible cl imber that offers molded hand and foot gr ips for chi ldren who have l imi ted mobi l i ty. Zero-G Swi ng Cha i r The Zero-G Swing Chai r has a harness and provides greater stabi l i ty for kids wi th l imi ted upper-body strength.
Christiansburg Huckleberry Park
Christiansburg Baseball/Softball Event Dates MARCH 2023 Mar 25-26 NSA SB NSA Spring Opener All Fields
APRIL 2023 Apr 1-2
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SWVA Spring Classic
Harkrader Sports Complex
Apr 15-16 Apr 22-23 Apr 29-30 MAY 2023 May 6-7 May 13-14 May 20-21 JUNE 2023 June 3-4 June 10-11 JULY 2023 July 6-9 July 15-16
SWVA Elite SWVA Elite SWVA Elite
SWVA Elite Spring Showcase
SWVA Elite Spring State Warm-Up All Fields
USSSA Spring State
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SWVA Elite May Showdown
All Fields All Fields All Fields
SWVA Elite SWVA Elite
USSSA Summer State
All Fields All Fields
VA Commonwealth Games
Cal Ripken 12U State Tournament All Fields
Guns N Hoses Game
Harkrader Sports Complex
AUGUST 2023 Aug 5-6
All Fields All Fields All Fields All Fields
Aug 12-13 Aug 19-20 Aug 26-27
Fallen Officer Tournament
SWVA Elite SWVA Elite
Back To School Brawl
SWVA Elite Summer Showcase
SEPTEMBER 2023 Sept 9-10
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All Fields All Fields All Fields All Fields
Sept 16-17 Sept 23-24
USSSA Fall State
Fall State Championship USSSA Battle of the Rings
Sept 30-Oct 1
OCTOBER 2023 Oct 7-8
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All Fields All Fields All Fields
Oct 14-15 Oct 21-22
SWVA Elite SWVA Elite
SWVA Elite October Slam USSSA Halloween Havoc
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20. FALLING BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Falling Branch Road SE (Parkway Dr SE) 21. WAYSIDE PARK - Wayside Drive SE 22. JOHN LEMLEY PARK - John Lemley Lane SE
1. COAL MINER'S HERITAGE PARK - Merrimac Road 2. MONTGOMERY COUNTY MID COUNTY PARK - Cinnabar Road 3. CHRISTIANSBURG REC CENTER - N Franklin Street 4. CHRISTIANSBURG HIGH SCHOOL - Independence Blvd NW 5. CHRISTIANSBURG AQUATIC CENTER - N Franklin Street 6. CHRISTIANSBURG SKATE PARK - N Franklin Street 7. ROSA L PETERS PARK - Depot St NE 8. DEPOT PARK - Depot St NE
9. CHRISTIANSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Betty Drive NW 10. CHRISTIANSBURG PRIMARY SCHOOL - Betty Drive NW 11. NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - College St NW 12. DOWNTOWN PARK - College St NW
13. OLD CHRISTIANSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL - College St NW 14. WALL STREET PARK - Wall St NW 15. HARKRADER SPORTS COMPLEX - Buffalo Dr NW 16. CHRISTIANSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL - Buffalo Dr NW 17. CIRCLE PARK - Ellett Drive SE/Circle Drive SE 18. TOWN AND COUNTRY PARK - Summitridge Road SW 19. KIWANIS PARK - Kiwanis Lane SE
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Mission Statement The Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation exists to promote and implement leisure programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all ages. In partnership with the community, we pledge to deliver quality leisure programs and services in a personal, effective and successful manner. Citizen Participation If you have any ideas for the development of new programs and/or comments concerning existing programs, please do not hesitate to contact the Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation at 540-382-2349. Citizen participation is valuable to our planning and program development.
COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAMS PRE-SCHOOL
DIAPER GYM – Instructor: Lisa Bass Eligibility: Ages 6 months (sitting up) to 16 months (walking) Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 1 Additional Information: Parent and child build muscles through play while learning and building experiences with songs, rhythms, movement and interactions with playtime afterwards. Minimum: 4 Maximum: 6 Class Reg. Begins Reg. Ends Starting Date Day of Week Time TR/NR Weeks Fall May 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 21 Monday 9:30 – 10 a.m. $15/$30 6
TODDLER TIME – Instructor: Lisa Bass Eligibility: Walking, 15-30 months Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi Purpose Room 1
Additional Information: Parent participates with their child to introduce structured and free playing to develop language and social skills. Songs, rhythms, games and circle time themes for parents and children to work together in an e-device free environment. Younger siblings in strollers/carriers are allowed in class. Minimum: 4 Maximum: 10 Class Reg. Begins Reg. Ends Starting Date Day of Week Time TR/NR Weeks Fall May 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 21 Monday 10 – 10:45 a.m. $20/$40 6
PEE WEE AEROBICS – Instructor: Lisa Bass Eligibility: Ages 2 ½ - 4 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi Purpose Room 1
Additional Information: Children are introduced to structured circle time activities involving gross-motor themed lessons, songs and games to develop language, encourage physical exercise and learn social skills. Free-time play is provided to allow for independent learning and social interaction with other children. Child must be at least 30 months old. On-time parent drop-off after a bathroom break help children benefit the most from this class. Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8 Class Reg. Begins Reg. Ends Starting Date Day of Week Time TR/NR Weeks Fall May 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 21 Monday 11 – 11:45 a.m. $20/$40 6
PRE-SCHOOL PLAY GROUP – Instructor: Lisa Bass Eligibility: Ages 2-5 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 1/Multi-Purpose Room 1
Additional Information: Children learn in a mini pre-school environment with structured circle-time activities to learn about weather and the calendar. A theme (shape, color, places or holidays) will be provided through books, games, songs and other physical activities. Children will make a craft to reinforce the theme of the day. Free time play is included to allow independent learning and social interaction with other children. On-time parent drop-off after a bathroom break help children benefit the most from this class. Minimum: 4 Maximum: 6 Class Reg. Begins Reg. Ends Starting Date Day of Week Time TR/NR Weeks Fall May 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 22 Tuesday 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $20/$40 6
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