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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 EventsPlayin' in the Park is July 7, 2018
6th Annual Playin' in the Park Independence Celebration - July 7, 2018

Our next Playin' in the Park Independence Celebration is planned for July 7, 2018 at Booster Park. Its purpose is to provide a family friendly event with fireworks to the citizens of Orange County. Gates open at 5pm, with live music from 5:45pm until 9pm. There will be children’s games & activities, a Touch-A-Truck, civic group exhibits, and fireworks at around 9:30pm. 

This event is brought to you with the support of the County of Orange, Dominion Energy, the Town of Orange, the Town of Gordonsville, Somerset Seed and Sod, Mason Insurance Agency, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Orange Pharmacy, Altman Tire & Auto Sales, Mr. & Mrs. V. Rea Jones, Pierce Heating & AC Company, Inc., and Mr. Henry & Mrs. Judy Carter. Sponsorship opportunities are STILL available for businesses to help support this event.  Print a sponsorship form or contact us at (540) 672-5435 for details.  

7th Annual Liberty Ride is Sept. 15, 2018!
7th Annual Liberty Ride - September 15, 2018
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 ride is organized by Orange County Parks & Recreation and Oakland Heights Farm.  It is graciously hosted by James Madison’s Montpelier.  Generous support for this ride is provided by the Virginia Horse Council and Virginia Horse Industry Board.  Riders must bring their own horse.  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, gravel roads, and some paved roads.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registrations received after 8/31/18 will have a $10 late registration fee added and cannot be guaranteed lunch or a door prize.  It is highly recommended that registrations are submitted well in advance of the date since there is a limit to the number of riders who can participate.  Want to ride? Print a registration form.