What is the plan for more aquatic facilities in the county?
In November, 2000 the Board of Supervisors adopted a plan to build 4 swimming pools in the County over the next 15 years (by 2015). In 2003 the eastern pool was opened, in 2003 the County contributed more than $1.3 million to the WARF for the central pool. A site was acquired in 2014 for a pool in the northern region and is currently in the design phase.
Why do programs get cancelled?
Departmental programs must break-even financially. So if registrations are below the minimum then the program will lose money if it is operated and therefore must be cancelled. While holding the program does meet needs and generates some revenue if it is below the budgeted minimum then it would lose money if operated.
What equestrian opportunities are available?
Based on ongoing interest from the equestrian community the department is working with the Fauquier Equestrian Forum on a public-private partnership arrangement for trails and a ring at the Stafford property.
Why can't I register for a program after the registration deadline if the class hasn't started yet?
The concept of allowing persons to sign up after a deadline if the class is going sounds simple on the surface but ADA regulations require that all persons be treated the same. If accommodations for disabilities need to be provided then staff needs time to arrange for those accommodations. The Department cannot allow persons who do not need accommodation a longer period to register than persons who do need accommodation. For example, if the standard time to arrange for those accommodations is 3 days before the activity then the deadline for everyone needs to be 3 days before the activity.
Where can I find specific program information?
Online: Parks and Recreation GoodTimes publication and/or on-line at FCPRD-Active Net. Hard copies are also available at all Parks and Recreation locations.
When can I register for a program?
There are specific registration periods. Registration continues without interruption for each course until its specified registration deadline. No late registrations will be accepted after the course’s published registration deadline. Refer to individual course descriptions for specific registration deadlines. See the GoodTimes or call the office in that region for dates and times.
How do I register for a Parks and Recreation class?
By mail-Print and fill out a registration form and mail to the region. Full payment must accompany registration to hold your place.
In person-Staff can register you immediately at any region headquarters location during the registration period.
Online- Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department-Active Net
All parks are open sunup to sundown daily year-round. Facilities at Warrenton Branch Greenway, Crockett Park, Northern Fauquier Community Park and Monroe Park are gated. Gates are open at sunrise and locked at sunset.
Can I reserve a facility over the phone?
No, the facility application form must be signed and all appropriate fees paid prior to reservation. You may check availability at the Facility Availability search webpage.
How do I schedule a facility?
Staff can immediately make your reservation at any department office. You can also pick up a reservation form at any department office, or go to the Forms webpage for a facility use application. Fill it out, make sure to read the rules on the back, sign the form, and return it to any department office with payment. Your request will be processed as it is received. All paperwork (forms, permits) must accompany payment. Payment in full is the only way to reserve a date.