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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Holiday events kick off festive December on the Dan

Danville Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the River District Association, recently launched a new marketing effort promoting holiday events in Danville called December on the Dan. The event listing will appear in various advertising venues and on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Parks and Recreation receives three awards

Danville Parks and Recreation received three awards during the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society’s 63rd Annual Conference last week; Best New Program, Best New Renovation and Best Promotional Effort.

“As always, we are very...

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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: 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 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: 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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