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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...

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Boardwalk repairs to take longer than expected

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the repairs to the Riverwalk Trail Boardwalk behind Holiday Inn Express on Riverside Drive will take longer than expected.

That section of the trail will remain closed until further notice. Trail users are encouraged to pla...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Danville hosting NCAA Baseball Tourney

Danville Parks and Recreation, Averett University and Danville Braves will play host to the NCAA Division III South Region Baseball Tournament this weekend at American Legion Post 325 Stadium.

The six-team tournament will be double elimination and will sta...

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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: May 9, 2017

Music on Main Concert Series returns June 8

Music on Main Concert Series returns to Main Street Plaza, located at 111 Main Street, on June 8 with the promise of two shows a month all summer.

“This is going to be a great year for Music on Main,” said Danville Parks and Recreation&...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Festival in the Park returns May 19-21

Danville’s Festival in the Park presented by URW Community Federal Credit Union returns for its 42nd year May 19-21 in historic Ballou Park. This year’s three-day event includes several new attractions including a teen art show, a baki...

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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.

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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: 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...