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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: February 20, 2017

Dan River Twins books on sale in three locations

Copies of the recently released “Dan River Twins” children’s book are now available for purchase in three locations.

The books are on sale at the Danville Welcome Center, Danville Public Library and Karen’s Hallmark in Danville ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Danville receives Riverbank Fund grant

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today a second round of grants from the RiverBank Fund. Nine organizations received grants totaling $265,000.

The Fund was established in 2014 to gather donations throughout Virginia and North Caro...

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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 16, 2016

Harvest Jubilee announces Cabin Fever Music Series lineup

Danville Harvest Jubilee recently announced this year’s lineup for the Cabin Fever Music Series.

The series will also offer a different featured brewery each show along with other beverage favorites. Cabin Fever will kick off with RockForce and featu...Read on...

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...