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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Doyle Thomas Park playground opens

The new playground was opened this week at Doyle Thomas Park on Green Street.

The new equipment, which is handicap accessible, features four slides, a climbing wall, spiral ladder, telescope and several ground-level play elements. The larger unit is surrou...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Dan River Twins books on sale in three locations

Copies of the recently released “Dan River Twins” children’s book are now available for purchase in three locations.

The books are on sale at the Danville Welcome Center, Danville Public Library and Karen’s Hallmark in Danville ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Youth Council meets with Economic, Community Development

Four members of Danville City Youth Council met with staff from the Departments of Economic and Community Development this week to discuss projects that affect teens as well as to offer input on future projects.

Discussions ranged in topics from downtown i...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Limited garden spots now available at Community Market

Planting spaces are available in the Community Garden next to Danville Community Market. Anyone interested in signing up for a plot should call Kenny Porzio at 434-797-8961 or email porziks@danvilleva.gov. Applications are also available at the market off...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Danville receives Riverbank Fund grant

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today a second round of grants from the RiverBank Fund. Nine organizations received grants totaling $265,000.

The Fund was established in 2014 to gather donations throughout Virginia and North Caro...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Danville City Youth Council discusses project ideas

Danville City Youth Council met on Tuesday to discuss project ideas for the term and will begin work over the next month to determine the feasibility of said ideas.

Possible projects included a “Pieces of Peace” day, which would feature...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation unveils new sculptures for Art Trail

In the upcoming weeks, visitors to the River District may notice a few changes in terms of public art thanks to the second round of Danville Art Trail entries.

Beginning January 20, the first of eight new sculptures will be installed along the trail with t...

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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 16, 2016

Harvest Jubilee announces Cabin Fever Music Series lineup

Danville Harvest Jubilee recently announced this year’s lineup for the Cabin Fever Music Series.

The series will also offer a different featured brewery each show along with other beverage favorites. Cabin Fever will kick off with RockForce and featu...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Danville Parks and Recreation receives awards at annual conference

Danville Parks and Recreation received Best New Program, Best New Facility and Best New Renovation awards during the recent Virginia Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference held in Roanoke.

“We are extremely proud to have represented Danville du...Read on...

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...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Danville named Playful City USA for 9th consecutive year

Once again, Danville has been named Playful City USA, a designation it has held since 2007. With this year’s recognition, Danville is now the longest running honoree in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“We are committed to play,” said Danville Parks and R...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Section of Riverwalk Trail named Virginia Treasure

The section of Riverwalk Trail that extends from behind Thrifty Tire on Riverside Drive to behind Dan River Church recently received the designation of “Virginia Treasure” by Governor Terry McAullife as a part of a Department of Conservation and Recreatio...Read on...

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...