Parks & Recreation   |  Walnut Creek Park
brown-horizontal-line

Walnut Creek Park

SIZE 
525 total acres (with 45 water acres and 2 beach acres) 

HOURS
Parks are generally open for daylight hours all year. Specific hours for each park are posted at park entrance.

SWIMMING
Daily 11:00am to 7:00pm (from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day, except on the days when Albemarle County Schools are in session). 

PARK USER FEE
Click here for fees and dates charged

CANOE /KAYAK RENTAL
Fee: $5.00/hour (from Memorial Day weekend thru the summer swim season)
3 canoes & 4 kayaks, rent from the lifeguards during swim hours.

FISHING 
Walnut Creek is stocked with sunfish, channel catfish and largemouth bass. A Virginia State Fishing License is required. All bass 12 to 15 inches must be released immediately. Five bass per day limit, only one of which may be greater than 18 inches. All Other State Regulations Apply. Click here for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

BIKE TRAILS
15 miles of trails for biking, hiking, or running. Click here for the Walnut Creek Trail Map.

DISC GOLF
18 hole disc golf course, Click here for Disc Golf Course Map and more information.

BOATING 
U.S. Coast Guard-approved boats and crafts welcome. Gasoline-powered motors prohibited. Electric motors are allowed. 

AMENITIES
4 tables scattered throughout the park; picnic shelter #1 is not available during swimming season and has electricity, but no grill; picnic shelter #2 is available all year and has a grill, but no electricity. Both shelters have 6 picnic tables; seasonal restrooms are available. 

DIRECTIONS
Take Route 29 South; Turn left onto Route 708 (Red Hill Road); Turn right onto Route 631 (Old Lynchburg Road); The park is 1/2 mile on the left. Type in your address below to map directions to Walnut Creek Park.

ADDRESS
4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959

LITTLE LIBRARY Stop by Walnut Creek's kiosk area to check out the new Little Library.  Girl Scout Ambassador, Rachel Schweitzer of Troop 874, has installed this "take a book, leave a book" station as part of her Gold Award project.  The Gold Award project is the highest award a Girl Scout can obtain, and takes over 80 hours of work, as well as a team of people to put everything together.  Through the support of the community, she has assembled and coordinated three stations to be available to park goers.  Mint Springs Park Little Library is complete and Chris Greene Park Little Library coming soon - free for community use.

Make sure to head out on a hike, grab a book and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

 Walnut Creek Little Library picture 2

 


 
 
 
Contact the Department
Parks and Recreation
401 McIntire Road
Room 118
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-296-5844
FAX: 434-293-0299
Email the Department