Our Top Parks in Fredericksburg, VA
Alum Spring Park
Alum Spring Park is Fredericksburg’s best-kept secret located at the end of Greenbrier Drive! It’s wooded so it stays cool even on the hottest days and has a fitness trail, a renovated picnic shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, grills, play equipment, and walking paths. These amenities are awesome but the park itself is actually really historic! Not only was the “alum spring water” supposed to have curative powers that almost turned Fredericksburg into a health resort, but the area was used as a hospital during the Revolution and eventually a gristmill and a sawmill! Find out more about the colorful history of Alum Spring Park!
Kenmore Park (Memorial Recreation)
Kenmore Park is in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, on the corner of Kenmore Ave and Mary Ball Street. There’s something for the whole family here with 8 tennis courts, a tennis practice wall, basketball court, soccer field, children’s play equipment, and a toddler play area. It’s also within walking distance to the City Dog Park and the Canal Path, which is a shady, paved path perfect for strollers!
Old Mill Park
Old Mill Park is another awesome downtown Fredericksburg park, right on Caroline Street! If you’re looking for scenic views of the Rappahannock while you play on the soccer field, Old Mill Park is for you! It has convenient restrooms, playground equipment, and picnic shelters for when you’ve had enough exercise. You might notice a few old buildings near the park—the “Old Mill District” still contains a few structures related to the area’s once prominent mill industry, like the old Myers and Brulle’s Germania Flour Mill. There are QR codes along this trail with links to informational pages, if you’re interested in the history of the area!