Parks and Recreation

alexia pictures 030The Towns Recreation facilities consist of the following: A five-acre tract located on Park Road. The Park is used by the Stanley Recreation and Stanley Little League for activities. The park contains dugouts, a backstop and a lighted playing field with concession stand.

The Franklin Aleshire Memorial Park is a four-acre tract located at the end of Painter Drive and contains the Stanley Little League park. The property consist of two baseball fields (one-lighted), a large concession stand, storage building, a shelter, meeting room, dugouts, bleachers, batting cage and a press box.

A twenty-eight acre park located on Pool Drive off of Hawksbill Park Road. Its consists of a community center, large swimming pool and bathhouse, concession area, three picnic shelters, horseshow pits, sand volleyball courts, playing fields and a hiking trail. The Boy Scouts also have a camping area and shelter on the property.

Ten additional acres have been purchased adjacent to the Hawksbill Recreation Park for future expansion.

The Town has also purchased four acres near the center of Town off of East Main Street and is being used for the annual Stanley Homecoming Festival. The Town is planning on using the land for green space and future Park development.

The Town of Stanley maintains a good amount of “Green Space” that is used for recreational activities. This is one area of planning that the Town intends to expand its resources and amenities to better serve the citizens and surrounding county residents. The thirty-eight tract of land off of Hawksbill Park Road is where the Town sees the greatest potential for development of a high quality regional recreational site.

Its proximity to the Town and beautiful backdrop of the valley makes it an attractive site for tourists and campground sites. This could easily bring more revenue to the Town and could open the door to more Commercial development in and around the Town.

The four-acre site located in the heart of Town also has a great potential as a community park for festivals and local Town celebrations. This site could be designed to be a Natural Preserve for the Town, making it a focal point to the redevelopment of the Central Business District. The concept of the Community Park could be walking and biking trails that could eventually link up to the Hawksbill Recreational Park or other recreational sites around the Town. These ideas for park development will need to be backed by community support and can become a reality by the use and seeking Federal and State aid in the form of grants.

The Town has also converted the two cottages at the Hawksbill Recreational Park into weekend rentals. Hawksbill Hideaway offers a perfect place to spend a quiet weekend away from the busy world we live in.

For more information contact the Stanley Town Office or the Page/Luray Chamber of Commerce.