LCPRT Home Page
The Kids Zone
TeenQuest Teen Center
The HOOPS Zone
Fun For The Family
Fitness & Exercise
Educational & Enrichment
Life & War 1861-1864
History Comes Alive
Civil War Trivia Contest
Printable Registration Form
LCPRT Rewards Program
Meet The Staff
LINK to LCPRT Office
Leisure Times Brochure
For Your Information
Facilities & Parks
Associations & Organizations
County Home Page
A Message From Director Jane Shelhorse
As we say ‘good-bye’ to one year and ‘hello’ to a new one, it is often a time of reflection and new beginnings. 2013 was a year with some great changes for our department. First, we started taking credit cards, which we hope made life a little easier for you, our customers. We also officially became Parks, Recreation & Tourism and re-vamped our logo and website to reflect our new name. We added a new facility - the Bark Park on New Bridge Road near the Food Lion, which gives our four legged friends a place to play and their ‘parents’ a place to socialize. We will be expanding on the amenities at that facility as this year progresses.
At the very end of 2012, the Purcell family generously donated 67 acres of land to be developed for a recreation complex near the high school. We are in the early planning stages of that park, and are looking forward to giving our community more access to soccer/football/lacrosse/field hockey fields, softball/baseball fields, walking trails, playgrounds, skate park, and other recreational activities when the park is completed. But that will take some time; the planning process has only just begun, but we are very excited about this recreational opportunity for Louisa citizens.
2013 also allowed us to add a new special event - our Haunted Trails, which was quite popular in October. Most of our events focus on children, but this was for those people who are young at heart and still like a really good scare. It was great fun for those who ventured through the Trails and those who volunteered their services to help with the event and raise money for CART (Community Animal Response Team). We send out a special heart-felt thank you to all who volunteered.
We have a very special event coming up in June 2014 that we hope everyone will be able to attend. It’s the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Trevilian Station. More than just looking at the specific battle that occurred 150 years ago, we hope to let our residents and visitors learn more about our county and what life was like back in 1864. Save the weekend of June 21st and June 22nd for our re-enactment at Bracketts Farm! It will feature cavalry battles with more than 200 horses, plus many, many more soldiers, along with living history characters and activities that will bring history to life! It will be both fun and educational.
As always, I hope you will take time to look through this issue of the Leisure Times and find something that you and your family can get involved in; there really is a wide variety of activities inside. As director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, I am proud of my staff and the service we provide our community. Louisa is a great place to live, and we hope you will discover that, in part, because of what we do at LCPRT, it’s a great place to play too.
Louisa County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
P.O. Box 864 / 522 Industrial Drive - Suite A,
Louisa, Virginia 23093
(540) 967-4420 / Fax (540) 967-4450
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.