Little League Baseball
Midget League Football Jason Speaks
Midget League Cheerleading
For groups wishing to
hold a special activity or event on any of the Town of Luray park
properties, please click here to download and complete the Facilities Usage
and the Facility
Fee Schedule for Tournaments & Concessions
do I rent a shelter at
Park, and how much do they cost?
A. The shelters are available for rent year round by calling the Luray
Town Office at 540-743-5511. The costs are as follows, Lake
Arrowhead--Small shelter: (30 people) $25.00, Medium shelter:
(50 people) $30.00, Large shelter: (100 people) $35.00 Rec Park
shelter: (75 people) $35.00
open, and what are the costs?
A. The beach is open starting Memorial Day weekend, (weekends
only) until school lets out, which is usually around June 15.
Then the beach is open 7 days a week thru Labor Day from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m. The beach admission costs are: Ages 3-12: $2.00, Ages
13-18: $2.50, Ages 19 & up: $3.00
late is the park open?
Until sunset, 365 days per year.
we swim outside the roped off swimming area?
A. Due to
insurance issues, no.
I need fishing or boating permit to fish and boat at
A. Fishing permits are required for anyone ages 16 and up.
Permits may be obtained from the Luray
Town Office, Wal-Mart, Fairview Grocery and Bills Gun’s and Taxidermy.
boating permits are required for all boats on
and can be obtained at same locations as
you fish in the pond at Carillon Park?
A. Yes, catch and release fishing only. The pond is stocked with a
pan fish population including perch, bass, bluegill, etc. Please
note that fishing permits are required only for those ages 16 and
long is the trail at the Greenway?
A. The Town of Luray Parks and Recreation Department has placed
yellow dots on the Greenway Trail every 1/10 mile. By installing these
markers, trail users will be able to enter the trail at any point, and by
counting the number of markers passed, easily calculate the distance
walked. For example, if you enter the trail and pass 10 markers, you will
know that you have walked 1 mile! The total trail length is 2 miles.
are the physical addresses of Luray’s parks?
A. Lake Arrowhead:
265 Lake Arrowhead Road
Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park:
625 Sixth Street
Inn Lawn Park
103 Zerkel Street
Trail Distance Markers
Lake Arrowhead The Town of Luray offers night cat
fishing at Lake Arrowhead throughout summer months. The park will be open each second
and fourth Friday nights of the month until midnight, April thru
October. Fishing permits are required and are available for ages 16
For more info contact the
Parks and Recreation Department at 540-743-6475 or email@example.com
Lake Arrowhead - Luray, VA
May 18, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 pm
at Ruffner Plaza
SALT & LIGHT
A Christian Worship Evening with Various Local and
Out of town Guests
James "Spading" Buracker
It is with our deepest sympathies that we express the loss of our
friend, James “Spading” Buracker. Spading was a part of the Town of
Luray family, working in our Parks & Recreation Department and
supporting Luray Little League.
Our condolences are offered to
Spading’s family, including his wife, Pam, and his daughter, Becca. To
that effect, we are proud to join David Glover and Cory Churches,
coordinators of the Luray Triathlon, in asking for your donations for
the Spading family.
Donations may be sent by mail
to Pioneer Bank, 800 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835. Checks should be
made payable to Pamela Buracker, with a designation that
your contribution is for Becca.
Our thoughts and prayers
continue to be with the Buracker family.
Wi-fi is now at Lake Arrowhead!
Thanks to a
generous donation by
Dr. Ben Hanson of the Luray
Triathlon, we are pleased to provide
wi-fi service at Lake Arrowhead.
Arbor Day 2013
Date: April 27th, 2013
to join us for our annual Arbor Day
For more information, please contact
Luray's Tree & Beautification Committee.
Date: April 13th, 2013
Registration begins on-site at 8:00 AM
at the Hawksbill Greenway Park, Luray
Fishing from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pat Obrien: 540-743-5511
2-15 years of age.
Separate Boys and Girls Divisions:
(2-4 years of age); (5-7 years of age); (8-11 years of age);
(12-15 years of age)
Prizes to be awarded in each age
bracket for the following: Longest Fish,
Heaviest Fish, Greatest Total Weight
(limit 6 trout). In addition,
8 brand new bikes will be given away
(as well as a multitude of other
prizes)! Prizes will also be
awarded to any child that catches one of
the special “Golden” trout.
Luray Virginia, “200 Years of History,
Heritage, and Community pride”
The Town of Luray recently completed
construction of this bicentennial
planter located directly across from
Town Hall on Main St. This bicentennial
legacy planter concludes a year
featuring many bicentennial related
events and activities. A brief
dedication ceremony was held on
Saturday, March 2nd at 4
LURAY TRIATHLON 2013
Athletes are invited to participate in
one of the most scenic
triathlon events available, the Luray
Triathlon. The 2013 Triathlon
is happening August 17th and August 18th, 2013 at
Lake Arrowhead in picturesque Luray,
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2013:
August 10th – Pre-Race Clinic
August 17th – Luray
August 18th – Luray Sprint
Luray features more than 300 acres of
award-winning parkland. Come explore
downtown and discover the heart of
the Shenandoah Valley.
For more details:
View the Luray
PARADE 2012 SLIDESHOW
slideshow of photos from our
2012 Christmas Parade
New Map with New Identifiers
CLICK TO ENLARGE
2012 Town of Luray
Click here to see our 2012 Winners
Parks and Rec dept staff members, Greg Richards and
Andrew Griffith, carefully groom the beautiful Luray
hawksbill Greenway for the 2012 season. The Greenway
continues to be one of Luray's greatest gems. Luray
boasts over 300 acres of award-winning parklands.
Town of Luray Featured in
Friends of Tree City USA
The Town of Luray is
honored and excited to announce that the upcoming Annual
Report for the Friends of Tree City USA program will feature
the Town of Luray.
Additionally, Friends of Tree City
USA featured an extensive article about the Greenway.
Click here to read.
Click above to
Visit arborday.org/luray to read more
Community Forestry Program Tour
The U.S. Forest
Service brought officials from the Office of Management and
Budget to tour one of the nation’s most successful Urban &
Community Forestry Program projects. Luray has been an Urban
& Community Forestry Program participant since 1999.
Officials from the Washington offices of the U.S. Forest
Service and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) visited
the Luray Hawksbill Greenway project on June 5th. The
purpose of the tour was to learn how communities utilize the
Urban & Community Forestry Program to implement successful
projects at the local level. Luray has been an Urban &
Community Forestry Program participant since 1999.
Leading the tour are D. Patrick O’Brien, Luray’s Parks and
Recreation Director and Paul Revell, Virginias Urban and
Community Forestry Coordinator.
Opportunities in Lake Arrowhead
Fishing is one of Lake
Arrowhead's most popular activities. With a wide variety of
fish and idealic scenery, Lake Arrowhead provides exceptional
opportunities for fishermen.
When it comes to
stocking Lake Arrowhead, Channel Catfish is stocked in Lake
Arrowhead around October, annually, by the District Game and
Inland Fisheries. These fish are typically ten to twelve
inches in length. The amount of fish stocked is relative to
the size of the lake and is consistent with other
similarly-sized lakes throughout the area.
may, in the future, opt to receive an additional stock of
Catfish beyond the current amount.
Also found in Lake
Arrowhead are Northern Pike. These fish have received fewer
stockings from the DGIF over the last two seasons. Due to
production problems, the DGIF had to reduce its July stockings
of Northern Pike. When stocked as scheduled, these fish are
typically three to four inches in length and provide an
additional species for fishing. Because these fish do not
reproduce within the lake, exceptionally high numbers are not
expected for Pike at any time.
As a panfish
population fishery, Lake Arrowhead also holds Bluegill, Bass,
Crappie, Tiger, Perch, and Walleye varieties.
Softballnation Girls Fast Pitch season will be filled with
numerous events throughout the Shenandoah Valley. They have
added additional tournaments in Luray and are excited about
the opportunity to bring these events to this community during
Luray's bicentennial celebration.
World-Famous Athlete Comes to Luray
Dave Scott will be present for Luray's 2012 Triathlon
Weekend. Scott is the most recognized name in the sport
of triathlon. He is one of only two SIX TIME Ironman
World Champions. Now at age 58, Scott remains in
incredible shape and is a sought-after coach. Scott will
be a special figure in Luray's Triathlon Weekend events.
For more information, visit Dave
Scott's Website and the Luray
Triathlon's Website. Read
The Luray Tree and Beautification Committee sponsored the 13th
Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 28th at the
Luray Depot/Visitor Center.
Town of Luray was awarded for National Arbor Day Foundation's
Tree City USA status for the 12th consecutive year and the
Growth Award for the 9th consecutive year. The Growth Award is
designed to recognize achievement and communicate new ideas
for improving community tree care. The Town is proud to be
among only 6 localities in the state of Virginia to receive
In recognition of ten years of participation
in the Tree City USA Growth Award program, Luray has been
named a STERLING TREE CITY USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in
cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters
and the USDA Forest Service.
Springfield Elementary School
Youth Trout Derby
A Youth Trout
Derby Day was held on
April 14, 2012
at the Luray-Hawksbill Greenway. The event was for
children ages 15 and under and was sponsored by the Town of
Luray, Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the
Page County Sheriff's Dept. Prizes were awarded in a
number of categories, and pizza was provided by Dominos.
from last year's event:
2012 Race Calendar
Events Include Virginia's Only Stage Race; Wounded Warriors
Competition; and Championship Events
COUNTY, VIRGINIA - The Page Valley Cycling bicycle club
officially announced its 2012 bicycle race calendar today,
which will bring back some of the classics from previous
years and add a new major event to the regional racing
calendar; all with an eye towards community-oriented
family-friendly fun, both on the race course and for
Parks & Rec Director Appointed to 2013 Virginia Outdoors
Plan Technical Advisory Committee
O'Brien, Luray's Parks and Recreation Director, has been
appointed to serve on the 2013 Virginia Outdoors Plan
Technical Advisory Committee.
2007 edition of the Virginia Outdoors Plan is the
Commonwealth's official conservation, outdoor recreation,
and open space plan intended to serve as a guide to all
levels of government and the private sector in meeting the
needs of the state. In addition, the plan serves as a
guidance document for the protection of lands through
actions of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.
2007 Virginia Outdoors Plan was written by the Department of
Conservation and Recreation in coordination with federal and
state natural resource agencies, local planning and
recreation departments, the private sector, and concerned
citizens. The plan has been recognized by the National Park
Service as one of the top outdoor recreation plans in the
winner of the Town of Luray storefront Christmas decorating contest
was Appalachian Outdoors Adventures.
to all participating businesses!
Town of Luray Christmas Parade
Thanks to the more
than 60 participants
in this year’s parade!
OUR PHOTO SLIDESHOW
Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park
year’s Halloween Celebration included a haunted trail,
haunted house, activities, prizes, candy, food, and an
evening of spooky fun!
new Greenway comfort stations are now complete and open from
dusk until dawn, 365 days a year!
Restrooms are ADA compliant.
exterior façade is designed to blend in with the trail's
natural surroundings. This project was made possible through a
grant provided by the Virginia Department of Conservation and
PAVER PARKING LOT
AND RAIN GARDEN
new permeable paver parking lot and rain garden on
the Greenway is now open! Spaces have been marked for
parking on the entire lot including the “Turfstone” area
that resembles grass. Along with the additional parking,
our main goal in this particular area is to filter run-off
into the Hawksbill Creek.
installing the permeable pavers, rain garden, and associated
landscaping, we have achieved our goal and are confident that
the environmental benefits of this project will have a
positive impact on our waterway for generations. This project
was made possible through a grant provided by the Virginia
Department of Forestry.
ON MAIN CONCERT SERIES
Evenings on Main concert series has been a tremendous success
this summer. This year's series has covered a broad spectrum
of musical styles providing area residents and visitors with
new and exciting family entertainment.
The Project Softball facility at the Ralph H. Dean Recreation
a modern facility including 2 softball fields with press
boxes, stadium seating, and concession stand
have provided adequate facilities for
the Southern Regional Softball Tournament for girls ages 9 and
10. Eight teams participated in
this exciting and successful event. The second tournament included local softball teams,
and was held to benefit the 2011 Annual Youth Trout Tournament.
Luray Tree and Beautification Committee is proud to present an
additional mural on the wall of
Turner's Body Shop. It was designed to depict different locations
and attractions throughout the town. A second mural is on the
"Haunted House" building facing the Greenway Trail
is the Willow Grove Mill. These murals were painted by Jennifer Bradt.
6th Annual Triathlon 2011
Set in the
picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the beautiful
town of Luray, Virginia, the Luray Triathlon now offers three
International on Saturday, August 13th
- Luray Sprint on Sunday,
Athletes who complete
the “Luray Double” in the same weekend receive a special
hand-engraved goblet – come join Frazz creator Jef Mallet on race
day as steps up to this unique challenge.
Come visit Luray with
its 300+ acres of award-winning parkland and spend some time
exploring the downtown and seeing what the Shenandoah Valley has to
For complete event
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boarding park at the Ralph Dean Park is open and experiencing heavy, fun usage!!
GREENWAY TRAIL USERS AND PETS: Please remember to pick up after your
pets. "Mutt-Mitt" dispensers are conveniently placed along the
trail for this purpose.
The Town of Luray Parks and Recreation Department has completely
refurbished the tennis court located beside of the American Legion
building on Zerkel Street. The court has been re-surfaced, painted,
and new fencing has been added. The court is open to the public 7
days a week.
Luray all year long! Click
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that these are the tentative dates and are subject change.
information on any of the events above, contact the Parks and Recreation
Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
information on Performing Arts Luray, please note that all
performances are held at BB&T Center for the Performing Arts, located
at 1 East Main
Street, Luray. For tickets, show times and more information, visit: www.PerformingArtsLuray.org
is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the
National Endowment of the Arts.
on Main Concert Series
Music, Food &
Family Fun await with the return of Evenings on Main. Mark your calendar
for these dates and get ready to enjoy the best of local music and scenic
events for this season:
Clarence Turner, Blues
held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
Aspen Run, Bluegrass
held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
Rhythm Project, Steel Drums held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
17 - Performer:
Souled Out, Blues/Funk
held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
31 - Performer:
Road Ducks, Southern Rock held at Ruffner Plaza
at 7 PM
14 - Performer:
Full Throttle Band, New Country held at Ruffner Plaza at 7 PM
28 - Performer:
Wagfoot, Easy Listening/Rock held at Ruffner Plaza at 7 PM
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Front Porch - Detailed Information on the Greenway
Details of Lake Arrowhead
Awaiting You with Luray Parks & Recreation?
The Town of
Luray Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the operation and
management of seven parks, consisting of approximately 300 acres of
parkland located in and around Luray, Virginia.
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The Town of
Local Eagle Scout Candidates Frisbee Golf Course
was developed by Eagle Scout candidates and is a 9
hole Frisbee Golf Course at the Luray Recreation Park - the only type of
its kind in the area. For
more information, contact the Luray Parks and Recreation Department at
permits are required only for persons ages 16 and
up. Permits may be obtained at the Luray Town Office,
Wal-Mart, Fairview Grocery, and Bill's Guns and
Bike And Pedestrian Safety On The Greenway
Because the Greenway is a
multi-use casual leisure trail, extreme caution and courtesy
need to be observed when operating any type of equipment,
including bicycles or roller-blades on the Greenway.
to the number of walkers, runners, and children who occupy
the Greenway paths, cyclists, in particular, need to use
appropriate speeds (high speeds are not permitted on the
Greenway) and yield the right of way to all
should exercise added caution on descending ramps, bridge
areas, and turns where pedestrians or children may be less
visible. Serious injury can result from inappropriate
cycling on the Greenway.
remember that this is a shared space. Caution and courtesy
are essential for the safety and enjoyment of everyone who
makes use of our award-winning Greenway paths.
"New Front Porch"
Virginia is a town of fewer than five thousand residents. It
is situated in the Shenandoah Valley between the Shenandoah
National Park and George Washington National Forest. Despite
its small size, the town has over 300 acres of parks including
the Luray-Hawksbill Greenway.
This highly visible
walking/biking trail borders the Hawksbill Creek for most of
its length and runs through the middle of town.
A complete Page
County Recreational Program Schedule is available HERE