Our Mission

With a mission statement of "Danville Happy and13178842_10153926847531622_8700659105349562144_n Healthy," we continually search for ways to serve the recreational and leisure needs of the citizens of the community. In order to see our mission come to fruition, we focus our efforts under the pillars of conservation, health and wellness and social equity.

We firmly believe that by providing recreational opportunities designed to positively effect the community's health, encourage good stewardship of our natural resources and are inclusive in every way possible, we are making a better City and likewise a better world in which to live. 

We hope you will absorb the information on these pages and join us in our efforts!
Conservation

Conservation


As the largest public land owner in the community, Danville Parks and Recreation strives to protect open space, connect citizens to nature, and provide education and programming designed to engage the city in conservation practices.
Osprey Cam

Osprey Cam


In the spring of 2017, City of Danville Departments of Parks and Recreation, Information Technology and Utilities installed a camera above a local osprey nest, giving visitors to our website a bird's eye view of one of the many creatures who call the Dan River home. Watch the feed here.
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Dan River Twins

In the winter of 2016, Danville Parks and Recreation, Danville Public Library and Danville School System teamed up to create an exciting children's book entitled "The Dan River Twins." The story follows Danny and Mist Otter as they compete in the Otter Frolics, an Olympic style game along the Dan River. Readers of the tale are introduced to many species of animal who call the river their home. Check out the book's website here.
Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness


Danville Parks and Recreation strives to improve the overall health and wellness of it’s the citizens of Danville and the region. The Department is combating national challenges including poor nutrition, hunger, obesity and physical inactivity. 

Social Equity

Social Equity


Universal access to public parks and recreation is a right, not just a privilege. Each day the Department works to ensure all members of the community have access to available resources and programming.