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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Trail closing due to flooding

After the past few days of wet weather, the Dan River has flooded its banks and is expected to crest at 23+ feet today and could possibly remain as high through Thursday.

Due to flooding, the Riverwalk Trail is inaccessible and closed until waters recede a...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Nominate Danville to win $20K during "Meet Me at the Park"

This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that re...

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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 Danv...

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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 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 Rec...

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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...

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: 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...