Monroe Park is located on a 14 acre lot donated by Pat and Thelma Monroe and features The Gold Mining Camp Museum, including the gold and gem mining sluice, ADA accessible playground, sports fields, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, a quarter-mile paved ADA accessible trail, and the Prospector Pavilion.
THE GOLD AND GEM MINING SLUICE IS NOW CLOSED.
The free panning demonstrations will start up again in March 2020. Even though the sluice is closed, bags of mining rough with either gold or gems, minerals, or fossils, along with basic prospecting equipment, are available for purchase in the Mess Hall of the Gold Mining Camp Museum.
Perfect for a family reunion, birthday party, church social, sports team party, or any other type of get-together.
• Picnic tables for up to 60 people
• a large charcoal grill
• The shelter does not have electricity
FRIENDS OF MONROE PARK:
The Friends of Monroe Park (FOMP) was created 20 years ago to support the efforts of the Fauquier County Government and Fauquier County Parks and Recreation in building and developing Monroe Park. Initially, FOMP raised over $10,000 towards the construction of the park and to this day continues fundraising to promote the development of additional park facilities. FOMP co-sponsors two annual events at the Park - the Goldvein Jubilee in September and the Spring Egg Hunt.
Northern Virginia Gold Prospectors
An association of prospectors from northern Virginia, the club meets at the park the first Saturday of month, April to October. The meetings are open to the public. The NVGP has long been a big supporter of the park. For more information about the club, contact the Monroe Park office.