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

2020 Stepping the County - ONLINE SIGN UP FORM (Registration Still Available)Poster for the Stepping the County Program

- View the Program Guideline Document

We’re offering a brand new wellness and awareness initiative in partnership with the Tourism Department. The program has two pillars: mileage traveled on foot, and significant county sites visited. Prizes will awarded to qualifying participants at program milestones (limited supply, prizes may be restricted to the first 50 to complete the milestone). Registration for this program is FREE, but participants must pre-register through OCPR using the online signup OR paper registration form. The online sign up form will become active on March 1, 2020.

Record miles travelled using the mileage recording log. Record site visits using the site visit recording log. You must be registered for the program before turning in logs. The recording period runs August - November, 2020.

Please view the program guidelines before registering, there are important details regarding qualifying your mileage and visits. Prizes will be awarded following the recording period and will include items like t-shirts, tote bags, and the chance to win a grand prize Orange County basket worth approximately $500!

Site Visit Locations:

  1. James Madison’s Montpelier - Mansion
  2. James Madison’s Montpelier - Gilmore Farm Cabin
  3. James Madison’s Montpelier - Temple
  4. The James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage
  5. Historic Orange County Courthouse
  6. Gordonsville Exchange Hotel
  7. Orange County Historical Society
  8. Barboursville Ruins
  9. Fort Germanna Visitor Center
  10. Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter
  11. Ellwood Manor
  12. Orange Train Station
  13. Montpelier Train Station
  14. Gordonsville Town Hall
  15. Mine Run (Payne’s Farm) Battlefield