Recreation & Tourism

The Amherst County Recreation and Parks Department provides quality recreation programs for the community, thereby contributing to making Amherst County a wonderful place to live.


The mission of the Amherst County Recreation and Park Association is "To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people."

We believe that recreation and parks:

  1. Enhances the human potential by providing facilities, services and programs that meet the emotional, social and physical needs of communities.
  2. Articulates environmental values through ecologically responsible management and environmental education programs.
  3. Promotes individual and community wellness that enhances the quality of life for all citizens.
  4. Utilizes holistic approaches to promote cultural understanding, economic development, family public health and safety, by working in coalitions and partnerships with allied organizations.
  5. Facilitates and promotes the development of grassroots, self-help initiatives through out the county.


The goals of the Amherst County Recreation and Parks Department are:

  • To promote public awareness and support for recreation, park and leisure services as they relate to the constructive use of leisure and thereby to the social stability of our community and the physical and mental health of individuals.
  • ACRPD strives to promote public awareness of the environmental and natural resource management aspects of recreation and leisure services that are available
  • To facilitate the development, maintenance, expansion and improvement of socially and environmentally relevant public policy that supports recreation, parks and leisure programs and services.

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Monroe Community Center
129 Francis Ave, Monroe, VA 24574
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  • Phone: (434) 946-9371
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  • Office Hours:
    8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday