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Posted on: October 16, 2017

City of Danville recognized at Health Summit

The City of Danville was recognized recently for its dedication to improving the community’s health.

During the 2017 Regional Health Summit at Averett University presented by The Health Collaborative, City of Danville received awards for the Danv...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Parks and Recreation: Halloween treats not just for kids

Thanks to a partnership with several local businesses, Danville Parks and Recreation will be offering cash prizes for the best decorated trunk and the best carved pumpkins during the upcoming Market Monster Mash on October 31.

The Market Monster Mash will ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Ballou Recreation Center to host Veterans Day Celebration

Ballou Recreation Center will host a Veterans Day Celebration and Luncheon from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on November 10.

The celebration will include George Washington High School’s ROTC color guard and a performance by the Danville Symphony Orchestra.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Community invited to decorate Ballou Park

Danville Parks and Recreation is looking for families, organizations or individuals to help decorate Ballou Park this holiday season in preparation for the Community Holiday Light Show.

“This event is only possible because the community helps dec...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Morgan Kerns, Justin Price earn Recreation Professional Certification

Danville Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Community Program Coordinator Morgan Kerns and Sports and Athletic Program Coordinator Justin Price have each earned the distinction of Certified Parks and Recreation Professional through the Natio...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Parks and Recreation to host Halloween event, trunk-or-treating

This Halloween, Danville Parks and Recreation will host the Market Monster Mash at the Community Market beginning at 5 p.m.

The free event includes a pets-and-kids costume parade, trunk-or-treating, scarecrow stuffing, broom rides, a spooky slime station, ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Community Holiday Light Show named Top 20 Event

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Community Holiday Light Show was recently selected as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of December, 2017.

“We are proud of this designation,” said Departme...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Danville Rides Bike Share Program off and rolling

Danville Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting Friday, marking the opening of the Danville Rides Bike Share Program.

“The Danville Rides Program is a way to provide transportation and recreation to the citizens of Danville,” said...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Danville once again named Playful City USA

Once again, Danville has been recognized as Playful City USA by national non-profit KaBOOM!, marking the tenth time the community has been honored.

“We hold the streak for the most designations in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Danville Parks and ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

City looking for bike rental service sponsors

The City of Danville is looking for sponsors for the proposed Danville Rides Bike Rental Service in order to offset the costs for the program.

The program, which has an annual price tag of $45,000, has been approved by City Council and will offer visitors ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation launches children's book

Fourth grade students preparing for the Virginia Standards of Learning testing in Danville Public Schools will now have a little extra help thanks to a children’s book commissioned by Danville Parks and Recreation and Danville Public Library.

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Holiday Light Show has record breaking attendance

It was a record-breaking year for Danville Parks and Recreation’s Community Holiday Light Show; 2,550 cars and 31 buses carrying an estimated 9,600 people visited Ballou Park during the 15-night event while over 2,000 photos of Santa were taken....

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Parks and Recreation launches improved Online signup

Danville Parks and Recreation recently announced the inclusion of a new Online registration software to the www.PlayDanvilleVA.com website, providing consumers an improved sign up and account management process.

“We are excited about this,” said Depart...Read on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

Free health program targeting childhood obesity launches

DANVILLE – The Partnering for Obesity Planning and Sustainability iChoose pilot program launched recently at the Danville City Auditorium in an effort to combat childhood obesity throughout the region.

“Childhood obesity is epidemic,” said Bryan Price,...Read on...

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