Enjoy one or all of the many beautiful parks located in Waynesboro, Virginia. Waynesboro offers a range of park settings and activities to get individuals of all ages outdoors! City parks are open from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise noted.
The western boundary of this 18-acre park is the South River where anglers of all ages may test their skill fishing for bass, bluegill, catfish, and trout. In addition to fishing, the park provides a nice setting for picnics and softball. Basic Park has a newly renovated picnic shelter and also a softball field where adult softball leagues and tournaments can frequently be seen in play.
1405 Genicom Drive, off of Hopeman Parkway
Waynesboro, VA 22980 Website
Land for this park was donated in part by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. This facility is located at downtown Waynesboro at the intersection of Main Street and McElroy St., and has been the location of numerous special events including concerts, festivals, car shows, and Civil War reenactments.
In addition, Constitution Park is also home to the Waynesboro’s Farmers Market, numerous soccer activities, and 2 shelters. This site was also designated as Virginia’s 1st Urban Trout Fishery and has a beautiful fish-deck overlooking the South River.
For gardening enthusiasts in town, this park is home to the Waynesboro Arboretum. The arboretum has:
This rustic, 300+ acre park is located at 2091 Lyndhurst Road at the city limits. At Coyner Springs it is not unusual to share the fresh country air with numerous wildlife such as deer, fox, red-tailed hawks, squirrels and woodpeckers!
Several nature trails
A ‘leash-free’ dog park
A great setting for activities like kite flying and walking/ jogging
This 14-acre family oriented park is located at 800 Bridge Avenue, across from Waynesboro City Shops/Public Works Operations, and is bordered by the South River. North Park offers something for everyone!
A beautiful evergreen-lined lane at the south end of Magnolia Avenue welcomes you to this 85-acre park, where benches line the bank of the South River which meanders through the park. Young family members can enjoy a large, creative-play area with swings, slides, and monkey bars. Children may also want to say hello to the ducks and geese at the water’s edge.
Fishermen should take note that the South River is a wonderful place to fish. Types of fish with it waters include bass, bluegill, catfish, perch and trout.
3 soccer fields
A basketball court
A walking/jogging trail
Little League, Babe Ruth, and Farm League baseball fields
A cancer awareness garden called “The Serenity Garden” resided in Ridgeview Park overlooking the South River. We invite you to experience this beautiful gateway to nature, remembering the blessings of good health. The garden honors the families, friends and caregivers whose lives have been touched by cancer.
The garden provides a tangible special place for people to reflect on the courage dignity and hope of those who have overcome this disease and those who have fought it so bravely, but lost. For more information, visit the Serenity Garden website.
The Parks and Recreation departments Parks and Horticulture division was recently awarded a Landscape Excellence Award by the Keep Virginia Beautiful organization.
the Ridgeview Park Botanical Garden plan, including the redesigned park pathway, playground plantings and the core gardens and patios around the renovated shelter took first place in the municipal category. Find out more here.