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Lake Curtis
Boat ramp; electric motors only; largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, pumpkinseed, channel catfish, tiger muskie and walleye; open 24 hours a day; 91 acres; three handicapped accessible fishing piers.
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Alum Spring Park
Offers hiking along wooded trails and scenic rock cliffs, picnicking and playground equipment. Hazel Run flows through it. Open 8:30 a.m. to dusk.
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Maury Playground
Offers playground structure and some picnic tables. High fencing of entire area provides protection from traffic.
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Old Walker-Grant School
Open playing fields, lighted basketball court and a children’s play area.
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Brooks Park
Features softball and baseball diamonds, youth league football field, tennis and basketball courts, three picnic shelters and hiking trails. Two sand volleyball courts have been constructed behind the baseball field. Players must provide their own net and ball.
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Curtis Park
Hiking opportunities in a natural setting, a nature trail, picnic shelters and areas, playground, ball field, amphitheater, two sand volleyball courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool with diving area and water slide, a zero-depth-entry wading pool with water umbrella, skateboard facility, tennis courts, vistas, a 91-acre fishing lake and an 18-hole golf course. Picnic shelters are available for rent from April 1 to Oct. 31 during regular park hours.
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Locust Shade Park
Facilities include eight-acre lake with marina, fishing, lighted golf driving range and minigolf course, picnic shelters, lighted batting cage, volleyball and tennis courts, playgrounds, trails, concession stand and 400-seat amphitheater
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Splashdown WaterPark
Facilities include a 25-meter lap pool; hydro-tube/hydro-whip waterslides; Lazy River tube rides; children’s area; basketball, volleyball, tennis and horseshoe courts, lighted minigolf course; softball and soccer fields; volleyball, tennis and horseshoe courts; concession stand; and picnic pavilions.
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Loriella Park
Playground; swimming pool; four tennis courts; football, soccer, and baseball fields, all lighted; picnic area and hiking trail. Hours are 8 a.m.–dusk March through October. Pool open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pool hours noon–6 p.m. daily. Special evening swims offered.
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Marshall Park
Football, soccer and baseball fields, basketball courts. Open 8 a.m.–dusk from the end of October through the first weekend in April. Summer hours are 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
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Leesylvania State Park
Located on the Potomac River, this 508-acre park reopened in 1992 and features a marina with a boat ramp with enclosed bay, a gasoline dock and ship’s store. The property was formerly the home of “Light Horse” Harry Lee, and later the Fairfax family. Ruins of both home sites remain.
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W.L. Harris Park
Covered shelter, basketball courts, grassy play area and playground structure.
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Fritter Park
Mostly wooded with lighted ball fields, picnic area and parking. Facility-use permit is required for field use.
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Pratt Park
Features mile track, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, softball and soccer fields; camping facilities available for Scout groups.
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Willowmere Park
Ball fields, concession stand and walking trail.
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Abel Reservoir
Boat ramp; electric motors only; largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, pumpkinseed, walleye and channel catfish; open year-round; 185 acres.
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Lake Anna
Several marinas with boat ramps, rentals, bait, tackle; picnicking; camping; largemouth bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, walleye, striped bass, red-ear sunfish and channel catfish; 9,600 acres.
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Motts Run Reservoir
Boat ramp, canoe, boat and motor rentals; picnicking; electric motors only; largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, white and yellow perch, channel catfish and northern pike; four fishing piers, including one that’s handicapped accessible.
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Ni Reservoir
Boat ramp, boat and motor rentals, picnicking; electric motors only; largemouth bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel, black crappie, channel catfish, tiger muskie.
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Potomac River
Offers superb angling opportunities. The tidal portion is an outstanding striper and croaker fishery, with the areas around Colonial Beach to Dahlgren popular with anglers. Farther upriver, there are hefty largemouth bass help make the Potomac a world-class destination.
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Rapidan River
Runs from Blue Ridge Mountains and feeds into the Rappahannock. Public access for canoe launching at Eley’s Ford, off Elys Ford Road in Spotsylvania; and Germanna Ford, off Route 3. Smallmouth bass, bluegill and red-ear.
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Regal Fredericksburg 15
Centrally located movie theater next to the Central Park shopping region just off Interstate 95 at State Route 3.
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Marquee Cinemas
The area's newest movie theater, located just off U.S. 1 about five miles south of Fredericksburg.
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Regal Aquia 10
Movie theater in North Stafford, about 20 miles north of downtown Fredericksburg at Aquia Town Center.
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Clore Bros. Outfitters
Canoes and kayaks available for rental, along with shuttle service to various points along the Rappahannock River.
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AMF Fredericksburg Bowl
Bowling in Fredericksburg with 50 lanes.
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Liberty Lanes of Massaponax
Offers bowling, food, games and more.
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Liberty Lanes of Stafford
Offers bowling, food, games and more.
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Rappahannock River
Runs from Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Public access (with boat landings) in the Fredericksburg area includes Motts Landing, Fall Hill Avenue to River Road, approximately one mile on the right; and City Dock in Fredericksburg.
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Woodlands Pool
A year-round swimming pool with an inflatable dome. Open swimming offered noon–6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swimming offered 6 a.m.–noon and 6–8 p.m. Monday–Friday.
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Falmouth Waterfront Park
Picnic tables, grills and softball field. Swimming is discouraged, as drownings have occurred in this part of the Rappahannock River.
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Caroline Recreation Park
The 24-acre park has one baseball and one softball field and a multipurpose field; basketball and four tennis courts; sand volleyball courts; a nature trail with fitness stations; a horseshoe pit and a playground. In addition, there is a pavilion with two large grills and eight picnic tables.
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Hurkamp Park
A farmers market is a highlight in the spring in summer at this downtown park. You'll find fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, firework, baked goods and more on Saturday mornings - and occasional weekdays. Park features a fountain, sidewalks and newly completed designer brick wall border.
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Old Mill Park
Offers soccer fields and open play areas as well as two picnic shelters, playground and restrooms.
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Virginia Outdoor Center
Canoes, kayaks and tubes are available for rental, along with shuttle service to various points along the Rappahannock River. The Outdoor Center also offers guided fishing trips, scouting programs, a ropes course and climbing instruction.
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