Now that the weather is warmer and summer is around the corner, you may be feeling compelled to spend more time outside. The fresh air and sunshine does us good after the long cold winter. If you live in Manassas or Prince William County, or considering moving to our area, you’ll find the outdoor spaces to be some of the best in the area. A great deal of attention and resources are put to creating fun and attractive places to play, relax, and have fun with family and friends. The parks in Manassas are plentiful, well-maintained, and appreciated by the local residents. There are also bike/walking paths, community event spaces, and a large waterpark. In this blog we are going to give you more details and links to these wonderful assets and encourage you to spend some time enjoying all Manassas has to offer.
The City of Manassas website has a page dedicated to the parks in the city. There are 12 parks listed, offering various amenities. Most of them have a playground for the kids. Byrd Park has three ball fields, batting cages, bankshot basketball, and fitness equipment. Cannon Branch Park has a significant history, having been built by the Union troops in 1864 to help defend rail lines from Confederate raids. Cavalry Run Park has a picnic area, grills, and tennis courts. Dean Park has many of these features plus a skate park. Kinsley Mill Park has a roller hockey court. Oakenshaw has a T-Ball field for the little ball players in town. Stonewall Park has a fitness trail, soccer field, and a swimming pool. All of the parks in Manassas are lovely and a great asset to our community.
In addition to the local parks, we have the Harris Pavilion has a wide variety of activities and events all year long. In the summer, the whole pavilion turns into a skating rink. When the weather turns warm, festivals, community events, and dances happen nearly every weekend. There are free lunchtime and evening concerts series, ice cream socials, and a weekly farmer’s market. It is a wonderful resource to bring the community together.
Nelson Park on Grant Ave. is a unique park - it serves as a picturesque location for wedding or other special event. The gazebo and fountain make a lovely backdrop for portraits to commemorate special celebrations.
You can reserve a park for private events and family gatherings. There is an easy online reservation process. A parks map shows where are the parks are in the city. Because riding bikes is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, Manassas has an excellent bike trail map.
Manassas is a great place to spend time outdoors with kids, dogs, family, someone special, or just a little alone time. Please let us know if you have any questions about living in or moving to Manassas. We’d love to help in any possible.