Parks & Recreation   |  Parks

Albemarle County has 12 parks, which offer over 4,100 acres for passive and active leisure activities. Activities at the parks include swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and boating. The parks are open all year for your enjoyment, and we hope you will visit them often. 

While all County parks are generally open from 7:00 a.m. to dark, individual parks may have special hours to accommodate fisherman. Hours are posted at each park.

All parks are open free of charge, with the following exception.  There is a park user fee charged between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend at Chris Greene, Mint Springs, and Walnut Creek Parks -  Click here for more information.

Albemarle County is also home to over 14,600 acres of the Shenandoah National Park, with its many scenic and recreational options for visitors to enjoy.

Other Power Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD), trail accessibility information can be obtained from the Albemarle County Parks and Recreation by calling (434) 296-5844.

Contact the Department
Parks and Recreation
401 McIntire Road
Room 118
Charlottesville, VA 22902
FAX: 434-293-0299
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