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The mission of the Dinwiddie County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide safe, clean, ever improving facilities while offering diverse year round leisure and recreational opportunities for all demographics which enhance the physical, social, emotional well being and quality of life for all residents of Dinwiddie County.

Upcoming Programs and Events

NEW!!!  DCPRT has just released the Crafty Creation dates for the months of October, November and December.  Come make and take what you create in Crafty Creations!!!  Click for Details

December Specialty Classes:  Gingerbread House Class and Happy Painting Winter Landscape Class.  Spaces are limited ~ Register Today!!!

Youth Basketball League registration information is NOW AVAILABLE - Early Registration begins on Monday, October 30th.  THIS IS A COED LEAGUE.  Click for Details

Youth Wrestling League registration information is NOW AVAILABLE - Early Registration begins on Monday, October 23rd.  THIS IS A COED LEAGUE.  Click for Details

  Video Game Tournaments will be held for Mario Kart 8 and Madden 18 at the Eastside Community Enhancement Center & the Robert & Betty Ragsdale Community Center.  Click for Details

NEW!!! Leave a Legacy Donation Program - Thank you for your interest in donating to the Robert and Betty Ragsdale Community Center.  Your selfless donation will help enhance the community center's amenities.  For donor markers, the center will feature a prominent wall display in the main foyer and each leaf will be inscribed with the donor name.  Different colors of the metallic leaves will be used to demarcate the level of gift being recognized.  The tree can grow over time to acknowledge new donors. 

Leave a lasting legacy and make a difference!!!

Department Activities and Functions

The Dinwiddie County Parks and Recreation Department has set goals to provide high quality, enjoyable, accessible, and safe leisure opportunities which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of Dinwiddie County and the surrounding communities.

Our Athletics division, led by Marquis Allen, strives to provide quality youth athletic programming to our citizens at an affordable cost. We offer many different girls and boys sports leagues, camps and tournaments, while providing top notch uniforms, and playing facilities. With the Dinwiddie County Sports Complex opening in the early summer of 2011, our young athletes play and compete on some of the best facilities in the state of Virginia, which has afforded us the option of opening even more diversified opportunities to our young athletes.

Our Cultural, Special Events and Tourism Division, led by Andrew J. Hardy, strives to provide quality programming and special events to our diverse population of citizens in Dinwiddie County. This division strives to provide quality programming for toddlers, pre-schoolers, teens, adults and our active adult populations. In addition, the division takes the lead on such special events in the county including; the Dinwiddie County Fair, EGGstravaganza, Outdoor Movie Series, Veterans Day Ceremony, Celebrate the Season in Dinwiddie, and the Grand Illumination at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse. These events, while still young in their inception, draw a combined 25,000 people annually.

Our Parks Services Division under the supervision of Community Development and Brian Mancini, led by Ray Pauley, strives to provide the county with pristine recreational facilities. Our Park Services division takes care of the Dinwiddie County Sports Complex and its turf management program. The division also oversees keeping the Eastside Community Enhancement Center a top notch facility as well. The division is also active in helping with setup and oversight of cleanliness of all special events such as tournaments, outdoor concerts, and the County Fair.

Contact Us
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J. Rayfield Vines, III
Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Ph: (804) 732-1100

Andrew J. Hardy
Rec. Superintendent -
Cultural, Special Events & Tourism

Ph: (804) 732-1100

Chris Walters
Recreation Specialist -
Cultural Arts

Ph:  (804) 732-1100
Ph:  (804)478-6146

David Martin
Recreation Manager -
Ragsdale Rec. Center

Ph:  804-478-6146

Marquis Allen
Recreation Manager -

Ph: (804) 732-1100

Eastside Community Enhancement Center

7301 Boydton Plank Road
North Dinwiddie, Virginia 23803

Ph: (804) 732-1100
Fx: (804) 732-9921

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 9:00pm
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