Parks & Recreation
Louisa Parks and Recreation offers a variety of recreational programs and facilities for Louisa County residents. The department sponsors a variety of athletic and fitness programs, special interest classes for children and adults, an after-school recreational program, trips, and several special events each year.
The Betty Queen Intergenerational Center houses many of the department’s programs, such as the Louisa County Aquatic Facility, a skate park, playground, picnic pavilion, and fitness trail. A disc golf course is also being developed at this complex. The Center also has a teen center, gym, and several rooms which may be rented for meetings and social gatherings.
The beautiful Louisa County Aquatic Facility is an outdoor three-pool complex, with a junior Olympic size swimming pool, an activity pool for games and exercise classes, and a toddler pool with a fountain sprinkler. The facility offers open swim for all ages, and structured activities such as swim lessons, water fitness programs, family nights, and lap swim. It is also the home of the Louisa Gators Swim Team. The facility operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Popular with teenagers, the Louisa Skate Park includes a pyramid, vertical wall, three sided hip, kicker ramp and two quarter pipes, plus some other features. Open during daylight hours, there is no fee to use the facility, but users must bring their own equipment and wear appropriate safety equipment.
Two play structures combine to create a handicap-accessible playground area for children ages 2 – 12 at the Betty Queen Center. Behind the playground area there is outdoor fitness equipment and a new Fitness Trail that offers nearly a one-mile circuit.
There are several community parks spread across Louisa County that feature picnic tables and shelters, walking trails, playground equipment and basketball courts for youth and adults.
Lake Anna, located on the County’s northern border, is approximately 17 miles long containing 13,000 acres of clean water for boating and fishing. The lake offers 250 miles of shoreline with various contours and scenic views. It is home of the 2,000 acre Lake Anna State Park and the North Anna Power Station.
For golfers, Spring Creek Golf Course, located in the western part of Louisa County, is an immaculately-maintained 18-hole public golf course.
More information on recreational opportunities throughout the County can be found at the Parks and Recreation website.