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There are several local parks that offer visitors a place for relaxation and recreation in Botetourt. The County’s Parks and Recreation Department either operates or helps maintain many of these parks. Additional regional outdoor recreational areas are within a short driving distance of the County.
Big Spring Park
This town park located in Fincastle dates back to the early 1800’s when it served as a watering hole for early pioneers traveling the Great Road. Today it serves the town as a peaceful place for relaxation. The park sits on an acre and has a gazebo. The natural spring still flows. The park is located on West Back Street in Fincastle and open daily dawn till dusk.
Blue Ridge Park
The scenic Blue Ridge Park is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway just off of Route 460. The park is situated on 34 acres with beautiful views of the neighboring mountains. There are two picnic shelters, a walking track and several sports fields.
To inquire about facilities rentals contact the Parks and Recreation office at 540.473.8326
Buchanan Town Park and Carnival Grounds
The Buchanan Town Park is home to the annual Fireman’s Field Days and Fourth of July Carnival. This 7-acre park sits on the banks of the James River and has a picnic shelter, a stage area and river portage.
For more information about the park contact the Buchanan Redevelopment Coordinator at 540.254.1212
Greenfield Recreation Park
Home to the Botetourt Sports Complex, Greenfield Recreation Park is a 125 acre park with access to hiking, horseback riding, children's playground and sports fields. Within the park you can find the Cherry Blossom Trail and the Greenfield Equestrian Trail. Local, regional and national baseball and softball tournaments are held at the Botetourt Sports Complex.
For more information and directions contact the Parks and Recreation office at 540.473.8326.
Troutville Town Park
Considered one of the most “kid-friendly” parks in the County, the Troutville Town Park is located right in downtown on Route 11. The park has a paved walking track, two picnic shelters and several types of playground equipment for the children all on 5 acres. Just a stones throw from the Appalachian Trail, the park has often hosted through hikers for overnight camping.
For more information the park contact the Town of Troutville at 540.992.4401