Nelson County Parks and Recreation
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  • Partial Trail Closure:
    The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail will be closed at the Rose Mill Bridge on Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23 due to work being performed below the bridge.  Each end of the bridge will be used for staging equipment resulting in no trail access crossing the Piney River.  The trail will remain open in separate sections from the Piney River Trailhead to MP 1.5 as well as the Rose Mill Trailhead to the trails end.  Please contact Nelson County Parks and Recreation with any questions at (434)263-7130 or email
  • The Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail will be CLOSED on Tuesday, August 13 from 8am – 4pm for routine trail maintenance. 

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Welcome to Nelson County (VA) Parks and Recreation

Welcome to Nelson County Parks and Recreation

Our office hours are 9am - 4pm.  Please call our office (434)263-7130 prior to visiting to confirm a staff member will be in to assist you.  We can also assist over the phone with any inquiries you may have.

We are proud to provide you with our activity registration system and website. To get started please Create an Account with all your household information. The data provided - emergency contacts, medical information, etc. - will help us better serve you. This info will also be automatically placed into your registration forms.

When you’re ready to start registering for activities, be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.