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Parks & Recreation Events
The Orange County Parks and Recreation Office strives to offer a variety of recreational activities, including classes, clinics, and camps. We also aim to provide fun events for all ages.  Below is a listing of events being planned by Orange County Parks & Recreation or the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation.  For a listing of events in Orange County by other event planners, please visit the Orange County Tourism website:

Upcoming OCPR Events

5th Annual Liberty Ride - Sept. 17, 2016Liberty Ride Participants
The Liberty Ride is a fundraiser for the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)3 Organization whose mission is to help support the future of Orange County Parks & Recreation. The registration packet is available below.  Visit our Facebook event page.

The Liberty Ride will begin this year at James Madison’s Montpelier, located at 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Virginia 22957.  The ride still begins at James Madison's Montpelier, but participants will enter at the main entrance this year. The ride begins promptly at 10am, so it is highly recommended that participants arrive before 9am, though participants are welcome to arrive as early as 8:15am. ANYONE WHO ARRIVES AFTER 9:45AM MAY BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE.

The length of the ride is between 7 and 10 miles round-trip (route may change based on weather and trail conditions), and the terrain is pasture land, wooded trails, and gravel roads, so please make sure horses are shod accordingly. We highly recommend that horses are shod, without shoes some horses have experienced fatigue on the gravel roads. This is a group trail ride, there will be a trail master who will lead the ride. This first portion of the ride is optional since it will expose horses to crowds of observers. Lunch will be provided at the end of the ride.
Print the 2016 Liberty Ride Registration Packet

View the 2016 Liberty Ride Flyer

3rd Annual Office Costume Contest - Oct. 28 & 31, 20162015 Contest Winners
Our Annual Office Costume Contest returns for 2016!  This event encourages teamwork and fun within the workplace through a light hearted county-wide competition.    Interested businesses, organizations, or departments should submit an entry form and begin planning their group costume.  There must be a theme to tie your groups' costumes together, and your organization, business, or department must be physically located in Orange County, Virginia.  Participating employees are not required to be Orange County residents.  For all official rules, please view our rules document.  Participating groups will receive a visit from Orange County Parks & Recreation to take an official entry photograph on either Friday, October 28 or Monday, October 31.  Entries will be judged by a combination of Facebook vote and official judges' scoring.  Winners will receive prizes to include Faye's Office Supply gift cards, trophies, and of course bragging rights!  There is NO ENTRY FEE, so why not have some fun!
View or Print the Flyer
Submit Your Group's Entry Online