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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: May 10, 2017

Harvest Jubilee announces 2017 Concert Series Lineup

Danville Harvest Jubilee recently announced it will be bringing national recording artists Trace Adkins, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion to the Carrington Pavilion stage this concert season.

The concert series makes its return on June 3 with Old Dominion...

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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: March 9, 2017

Citizens can now get bird's eye view of local Osprey

An observation camera was recently installed above an osprey nest platform, giving citizens a bird’s eye view of the bird of prey.

The camera project was a collaborative effort by Danville Parks and Recreation, Danville Utilities and the City of ...

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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.

The...

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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 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...

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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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