Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department was founded in 1974 by the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors. The department’s first Director was Ned Cheely and its first large project was the development of Shenandoah County Park in 1983. Shenandoah County Park, approximately 67.5 acres, is situated along Route 11 between Maurertown and Toms Brook.
From the time the park was established to present day, it has seen many improvements. Currently, the park’s facilities include one baseball field, one lighted softball field, one regular softball field, two sand volleyball courts, two tennis courts, one basketball court, 18-hole disc golf course, two picnic shelters with grills, a Bluestone walking trail, three gazebos, and several open meadow areas. The Tuscarora Trail (formerly the Big Blue) passes through the park as it connects the Appalachian Trail with other state trails. There is a Civil War marker within the park describing the Toms Brook Battlefield and its located in a meadow that overlooks Signal Knob, part of Massanutten Mountain.
Facilities & Fields
This shelter is located near the playground and restrooms. Shelter #1 is 1,512 square feet and has a 100 person capacity. Shelter #1 has 16 vinyl-coated steel picnic tables, two of which are handicap-accessible. The shelter also has two double-sided grills on concrete grill pads. Fees for renting this shelter are $50 (9am-8pm), or $25 for either 9am-2pm OR 3pm-8pm. Park Reservation Form
This shelter is located next to field number 2 (baseball field). Shelter #2 is 1,008 square feet, and has a 70 person capacity. Shelter #2
has 12 wooden picnic tables and two double-sided grills on concrete grill pads. Fees for renting this shelter are $50 (9am-8pm), or $25 for either 9am-2pm OR 3pm-8pm. Park Reservation Form
Field #1-Softball Field
This field is closest to the playground and sand volleyball court. Used for SCPR adult softball leagues, this field is available for drop in usage, however reservations have first rights of usage. Fees to reserve are $15/hr. or $75 for all day. Field Reservation Form
Field #2-Baseball Field
This field is reserved by multiple user groups in the spring for baseball practice and games. The field is available for drop in usage, however reservations have first rights of usage. Fees to reserve are $15/hr. or $75 for all day. Field Reservation Form
Field #3-Softball Field (Lighted)
This field is located at the back of the park and user groups have the option to pay for the use of lights as well. Used for SCPR adult softball leagues, this field is available for drop in usage, however reservations have first rights of usage. Fees to reserve are $15/hr. or $75 for all day, light fee per day is $10. Field Reservation Form
Sand Volleyball Courts
These courts are located between field numbers 1 and 2. Each court is approximately 30×60. The nets are removed during the late fall and winter months.
Tennis courts are available to the public at the County Park as well. There are two courts located on the left side of the park as you enter. These are standard courts that measure 36×78. Windscreens are provided during the tennis season, nets and windscreens are removed during the late fall and winter months. The tennis courts are first come, first served.
Whether you are already at the park for a picnic with the family, taking in a ball game, playing around some disc golf or walking along the trail, the playground is sure to be hours of entertainment for your kids! The playground is extremely convenient – located close to the parking lot, Shelter #1 AND the bathrooms!
Wildlife and Birding Trail
The County Park hosts a wildlife and birding trail that is part of the state system. The park’s trail is part of the Front Royal Loop which is part of the Mountain Trail. Visit this link for more information: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/site.asp?trail=2&loop=MFR&site=MFR12
Directions to the Shenandoah County Park From the North:
- Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 291 (Toms Brook)
- Turn left off the exit onto Mt. Olive Road.
- At the stop sign, turn right onto US-11 (Old Valley Pike)
- After approximately 2 miles, turn left into the Shenandoah County Park on Park Lane
Directions to the Shenandoah County Park From the South:
- Take Interstate 81 North to Exit 283 (Woodstock)
- Turn right off the exit onto Route 42 (West Reservoir Road.)
- At the second stop light, turn left onto US-11 (South Main Street)
- After approximately 5.5 miles, turn right into the Shenandoah County Park on Park Lane