Parks & Recreation
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The mission of the Amelia County Recreation and Parks Department is to enhance the quality of life in Amelia County by providing the best possible recreational facilities, open natural spaces and leisure programs for our citizens. Our efforts include the preservation of natural areas, green space, park settings and public recreational facilities. The Amelia County Parks and Recreation Department also provides diverse year-round leisure opportunities, nature walks,comprehensive recreational programs, activities and team sports that encourage health, fitness, cultural, recreational, educational, and social opportunities within our community, county and region.
The Amelia County Recreation and Parks Department currently utilizes six county fields, the War Memorial building and all Amelia County Public Schools in its service delivery.
Additionally, multiple public agencies and civic organizations use our facilities to provide programs and services as needed. These groups include the Amelia Academy, Love Covenant School, the James Hamner Library, the Amelia Cooperative Extension Office, as well as several civic and charatible organizations.
The Amelia County Recreation and Parks Department offers programs beginning with toddlers and continue to provide quality programs and services through our seniors.
Currently, all Senior citizen programs are done in collaboration with, and in partnership with, the Work Force and Senior Navigator program.
The benefits of Amelia County's leisure programs and services are specifically designed to meet the physical, mental, cultural, and social needs of our residents and the many annual visitors to our community. Furthermore, we believe that Recreation programs are essential to our community and help bring balance to the working lives of Amelia residents from our youth to our seniors.
In recognition of our duty and responsibility to the citizens of Amelia County, the employees of the Amelia County Parks and Recreation Department hereby pledge:
* To be courteous at all times and to fairly and equitably administer all programs and services, while providing safe, professional and quality facilities and programs.
* To foster open communication with other offices of government, as well as the public and private sector, civic, service and charitable organizations.
* To identify, meet, and serve the recreational and leisure needs of all citizens and residents of Amelia County.
* To maintain a professional Administration through the application of fiscally prudent programs and services and sound and professional management practices.
To provide the best service at the best price, with the best facilities.
To afford individuals and participants the opportunity for healthy social activities, professional fitness programs, wholesome family entertainment and fun.
To minimize the cost and maximize the return to our community on recreation programs and services by working in collaboration and joint sponsorship with area service clubs, public agencies, non-profits and civic organizations whenever possible.
•To improve the existing and to create additional active and passive recreation and conservation areas within Amelia County.
•To coordinate the efforts of all public agencies while providing citizens and visitors with recreational programs.
•To work with neighborhoods of the community to develop local facilities and programs to meet the individual neighborhoods' needs.
•To establish priorities in the purchase and development of recreation areas in the most cost effective way.
•To strive for full utilization of existing facilities as well as designing new facilities so that they might be utilized fully.
•To coordinate and develop central locations and practices, game and recreation facilities, throughout the County by focusing on County neighborhoods.
•To develop and maintain a relationship with neighboring and surrounding counties and the Commonwealth of Virginia to help us strengthen and improve our recreational programs and services.
Posted on: 10/25/2012 11:47 AM
2012 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012, REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS & SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
REGULAR SEASON WINNER JAMES RIVER
REGULAR SEASON WINNER SOUTHSIDE
SPORTSMANSHIP JAMES RIVER
Flag: Prince Edward
Minors: Prince Edward
2pm Flag: Charlotte vs. Buckingham
3pm Minor: Prince Edward vs. Buckingham
4pm JV: Amelia vs. Buckingham
5pm Varsity: Amelia vs. Buckingham
SOUTHSIDE – at South Hill
10am Flag: Brunswick vs. Emporia
11am Minor: Nottoway vs. Emporia
12pm JV: Lunenburg vs. Emporia
1pm Varsity: Nottoway vs. Emporia
Please call Glen 804-314-9073 or Todd 434-315-1968 if you have questions!
Carolyn Jackson, Assistant Director
Amelia County Parks & Recreation
16330 Dunn Street
P. O. Box A
Amelia Courthouse Virginia 23002-3115
The Amelia County Department of Recreation and Parks initially provided summer recreation programs at parks and schools and has grown to include youth, adult and senior programs and leisure services. It is the Recreation Department's intent to continue to stay abreast of the recreational needs and interests of Amelia residents and to work in concert with both Public and Private agencies and organizations to address the specific program and service needs of our people.
Yearly Continuing Programs:
Aerobic(Step): $20.00/mo. - Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Martial Arts 5 years and up: Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. INSTRUCTOR NEEDED!
Weight & Exercise Room Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Open Gym: Open year round unless in use for other programs. Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Sports Camps-Dates to be Announced - Costs Vary
Tennis, Softball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer, Football & Baseball
Morning Indoor Walking Program: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Winter Hours 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Dec. - March)
Free Continuous Class
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Fun in the Sun Camps - Youth ages 6-12 years old - day camp for boys and girls - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. TO BE ANNOUNCED
Skate, Movie and Dance Nights: Friday or Saturday as announced.
Snowflake Ball (adults only): Second Saturday in January (Fundraiser Dance/Volunteer Appreciation Banquet)
Wrestling (youth ages 4-13 Boy or Girl): November - February
Church League Basketball: Nov.-Mar. - Registration begins in October
Women's Basketball League: Jan. - Apr.
Men’s Basketball League: Mar. - June Registration begins January
Church League Softball: Apr. – June Registration begins February
Fall Women’s Volleyball: September - December Registration begins July
Winter Women’s Volleyball: January – April Registration begins November
Flea Market: 1st Saturday in May, cost $20.00 per space, table rental is $5.00. 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Basketball & Cheerleading: Nov. - March Registration begins 2nd week in October. Games are held on Saturday mornings and some Mondays or Tuesdays depending on Holidays.
4-5 Year olds Midget League
6-8 Year olds Training League
9-10 Year olds Minor League
11-12 Year olds JV League
13-14 Year olds Varsity League
Soccer (Spring & Fall) Mar. – June & Sept. – Nov. Registration begins 2nd week in January and the 2nd week of July. Games are held on Saturday mornings and some weekdays depending on the weather and number of teams.
3-5 Year olds Under 6 Division
6-8 Year olds Under 9 Division
9-11 Year olds Under 12 Division
12-14 Year olds Under 15 Division
15-17 Year olds Under 18 Division
Indoor Soccer Dec. - March
Registration begins 1st week in November. Games are held on Saturday evenings 5:30pm.
6-8 Year olds Under 9 Division
9-11 Year olds Under 12 Division
12-14 Year olds U-15 Under 15 Division
15-17 Year olds U-18 Under 18 Division
Youth Football & Cheerleading July – November (Registration begins 2nd week in May. Games are held on Saturday mornings and some Mondays or Tuesday depending on the weather.
4-5 Year olds - Flag League
6-9 Year olds - Minor League
10-11 Year olds - Junior Varsity
12-13 Year olds - Varsity
Dixie Girls Softball Registration April - June Registration begins 2nd week of January. Games are held during the week and Saturday mornings.
Sweetees - 4-6 Year olds
Darlings - 7-8 Year olds
Angels - 9-10 Year olds
Ponytails - 11-12 Year olds
Belles - 13-15 Year olds
Debs - 16-18 Year olds
Summer League Basketball - April Registration Games begin 2nd week in May.
Elementary - 6-8 Year olds - Saturday Mornings
Middle - 9-12 Year olds - Saturday Mornings
High - 15-18 Year olds - Sunday Afternoons