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The Eastern Panhandle’s Best Parks!

Parks are the heart of our communities, offering a sanctuary for relaxation, recreation, and socialization. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, these green spaces provide a much-needed escape to nature, promoting both physical and mental well-being. The Eastern Panhandle’s best parks not only serve as beautiful retreats but also as vital spaces for fostering community spirit, encouraging active lifestyles, and hosting memorable events. Explore the Eastern Panhandle’s best parks and experience firsthand the countless benefits they bring to our lives and communities.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Community Center

Located off Job Corp Road in Shenandoah Junction, this community hub includes a fitness room, preschool room, multi-purpose room, full gymnasium, and the Parks and Rec staff offices. It’s also a popular venue for birthday parties.

Sam Michael’s Park

Near Harpers Ferry is Sam Michael’s Park. This 130-acre park is perfect for weddings and special events. It features a picnic pavilion, trail system, little league fields, horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court.

Leetown Park

Since the 1970s, this 10-acre park has been hosting softball games. Located just outside Leetown, it offers a lighted softball field, tennis courts, a playground, picnic pavilion, horseshoe pits, a concession stand, and restrooms.

South Jefferson Park

Between Middleway and Summit Point, this 71-acre park includes handicap accessible play equipment, six baseball fields, tennis courts, a concession stand, a new playground system, and a basketball court.

Moulton Park

Enjoy the Shenandoah River at this park north of Bloomery Bridge. With a boat ramp, camping access (permit required), parking, firepits, and picnic tables, it’s ideal for nature lovers.

Morgan’s Grove Park

Owned by the Shepherdstown Community Club, this 25-acre park features a playground, walking path, soccer fields, volleyball court, barbecue grills, and a covered pavilion. It’s also the annual site of the Panhandle Earth Day Celebration.

Jefferson County Memorial Park

Just blocks from downtown Charles Town, this park includes pavilions, tennis courts, open fields for sports, a community pool, and a playground. Enjoy a walk along the pathway or relax under a shady tree.

Evitts Run Park

Located in Ranson near Evitts Run Creek, this park is great for active kids with its playground, basketball courts, and walking trail. Spend the afternoon fishing in the creek.

James Hite Park (Under Construction)

Soon to be a large recreational area, this 119-acre park will feature walking trails, fields for various sports, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, a skate park, dog park, and mini golf course.

Bolivar Nature Park

This park is onn Primrose Alley. The 7-acre park is a botanical delight with a walking trail, benches, gazebo, and picnic tables.

Mount Mission Park

At 3.5 acres, this park is shaded by a variety of trees and offers a playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, a baseball diamond, and a new basketball court. It’s available for events like weddings and reunions.

Berkeley County

Ambrose Park

This 4-acre park features a unique dog park and a Children’s Activity Garden, along with a pavilion, playground, picnic tables, grills, and restrooms.

Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center

Next to Lambert Park, this center offers activities like soccer, basketball, dance, gymnastics, and day camps. It sits on a 12-acre lot on Woodbury Avenue.

Dupont Park and Soccer Complex

Home to four regulation-size soccer fields, a 5-acre parking area, a concession stand, and a pavilion, this park hosts various soccer programs year-round.

Gerrardstown Athletic Park

Open year-round, this 3-acre park caters to baseball, softball, and soccer, primarily as a practice site. It’s located south of Gerrardstown on Dominion Road.

Hedgesville Park

Spanning 15 acres, this park features lighted baseball fields, a pavilion, and facilities for various levels of Little League games.

Inwood-Bunker Hill Park

Near Mill Creek Intermediate School, this 20-acre park includes a pavilion, fitness trail, sand volleyball court, playground, soccer practice field, baseball/softball field, and basketball courts.

Lambert Park

Recognizable by its large outdoor pool, Lambert Park also houses the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center and offers numerous amenities for family fun.

Leeland Park

A small 1.5-acre park between apartment complexes on Martin Street, it provides a large play area, basketball court, and a pavilion.

Martin Luther King Jr. Park

The smallest park at just 0.51 acres, it includes a playground and a basketball court with bleacher seating.

Oak Street Park

Located on Oak Street in Martinsburg, this 2-acre park features a pavilion, basketball court, playground, and parking.

Oatesdale Park

Perfect for hockey enthusiasts, this park includes in-line hockey facilities, Little League baseball fields, a trout stream, and ample parking.

Po Faulkner Park

The home field for Martinsburg High School and Berkeley County American Legion Baseball, this park has tennis courts, a pavilion, a concession stand, and lighting for evening games.

Poor House Farm Park

This expansive 137-acre park offers diverse activities including disc golf, fishing, sailing, and an equestrian area, along with pavilions, restrooms, sports fields, and playgrounds.

Rooney Park

This 17-acre county-owned park supports local Little League teams with well-maintained baseball fields.

W. Randy Smith Recreation Center

An 18,200 sq. ft. facility with a 14,000 sq. ft. gymnasium, basketball/tennis courts, and amenities for various events and sports leagues.

War Memorial Park

This 19.5-acre park hosts concerts, a pool, mini golf, yoga sessions, and features multiple pavilions, tennis courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and a poignant P.O.W. memorial.

Parks play a crucial role in our community by fostering friendships, encouraging sportsmanship, and providing a fun way for kids to stay active. They host everything from casual outings to significant events. For more information on renting these parks, contact the Berkeley County or Jefferson County Parks and Recreation authorities. Get out there and enjoy what the Eastern Panhandle has to offer!

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