Parks & Recreation
The mission of the Dinwiddie County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide safe, clean, ever improving facilities while offering diverse year round leisure and recreational opportunities for all demographics which enhance the physical, social, emotional well being and quality of life for all residents of Dinwiddie County.
Upcoming Programs and Events
NEW!!! Celebrate the Season Indoor Bazaar - The County of Dinwiddie, VA will be holding a CELEBRATE THE SEASON INDOOR BAZAAR in conjunction with the Dinwiddie Christmas Parade that will be held from 11:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Dinwiddie Elementary School - 13811 Boydton Plank Rd. Dinwiddie, VA 23841.
The event will feature children activities, artisan vendors (homemade and handcrafted goods, food vendors, petting zoo & pony rides, and much more. In 2017, the event featured over 45 vendors!!! - COME OUT & SHOP TILL YOU DROP -
NEW!!! Leave a Legacy Donation Program - Thank you for your interest in donating to the Robert and Betty Ragsdale Community Center. Your selfless donation will help enhance the community center's amenities. For donor markers, the center will feature a prominent wall display in the main foyer and each leaf will be inscribed with the donor name. Different colors of the metallic leaves will be used to demarcate the level of gift being recognized. The tree can grow over time to acknowledge new donors.
Leave a lasting legacy and make a difference!!!
Department Activities and Functions
The Dinwiddie County Parks and Recreation Department has set goals to provide high quality, enjoyable, accessible, and safe leisure opportunities which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of Dinwiddie County and the surrounding communities.
Our Athletics division, led by Marquis Allen, strives to provide quality youth athletic programming to our citizens at an affordable cost. We offer many different girls and boys sports leagues, camps and tournaments, while providing top notch uniforms, and playing facilities. With the Dinwiddie County Sports Complex opening in the early summer of 2011, our young athletes play and compete on some of the best facilities in the state of Virginia, which has afforded us the option of opening even more diversified opportunities to our young athletes.
Our Cultural, Special Events and Tourism Division, led by Andrew J. Hardy, strives to provide quality programming and special events to our diverse population of citizens in Dinwiddie County. This division strives to provide quality programming for toddlers, pre-schoolers, teens, adults and our active adult populations. In addition, the division takes the lead on such special events in the county including; the Dinwiddie County Fair, EGGstravaganza, Outdoor Movie Series, Veterans Day Ceremony, Celebrate the Season in Dinwiddie, and the Grand Illumination at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse. These events, while still young in their inception, draw a combined 25,000 people annually.
Our Parks Services Division under the supervision of Community Development and Brian Mancini, led by Ray Pauley, strives to provide the county with pristine recreational facilities. Our Park Services division takes care of the Dinwiddie County Sports Complex and its turf management program. The division also oversees keeping the Eastside Community Enhancement Center a top notch facility as well. The division is also active in helping with setup and oversight of cleanliness of all special events such as tournaments, outdoor concerts, and the County Fair.