Department Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Our goal is to enhance the physical and mental well being of all citizens of Caroline County."

Donnell Howard
Director of Recreation

17202 Richmond Turnpike
Milford, VA 22514
(physical address)
PO Box 447
Bowling Green, VA 22427
(mailing address)
(804) 633-7277
(804) 633-4136 fax

Donnell Howard

Sports Programmer Stephanie Mosby E-Mail!
Recreation Activities Coordinator Sonya Lewis E-Mail!

Click here for directions to the Parks and Recreation Office


Congratulations to our Championship team for the 8-10 year old division of summer league basketball, "Miami Heat"!

basketball champs
They had a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. Pictured from left to right on the bottom row are team members: Tyler Bevan, Carson Lyons, and Delontae Budd. The second row players are: Silas Teague, Jakeem Budd, Troy Jones and Izaha Richardson with Coach Richard Carson. Not pictured is Assistant Coach Charles Bevan.

Congratulations to our Summer Basketball Champs
(for 12-15 div Girls) "Caroline Swish"! They finished with a perfect season of 5-0 against Hanover teams!

basketball champs

The team members are:
Front row kneeling: Jonnae Rollins, bending: Tatiana Carter
Back row from left to right: Alexis Pitts, Deja Dodson, Coach Kelly Pitts, Jamekqua Chapman, Jasmine Chapman,  Jaleah Baker, Tyasia Carter, Lacey Readmond,  Kierstin Mosby. Not pictured: Devynn Mauck

Summer 2014 Youth Basketball Results

Summer 2014 Youth Basketball Schedule

2014 Adult Co-Rec Softball Results

2014 Adult Co-Rec Softball Standings


All of our programs have set deadlines to allow us ample time to plan. Please help us by registering by the deadline.

Late registrations are accepted only when there are openings.
We reserve the right to cancel a program if numbers are not sufficient.
We reserve the right to establish minimum and maximum enrollments for programs.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click here for our Refund Policy


Registration for each program is one month in advance of the listed month on a first come first serve basis. Call for additional programming information. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN REGISTRATION FORMS TO YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL. THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE FORMS TO US. Please fill out and return your form by mail to Caroline County Parks & Recreation at PO Box 447, Bowling Green, VA 22427 or in person to 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford (In the Community Services Center Building). Registration and Waiver Forms can be found at the bottom of this page.


In order for us to be successful in making this a healthier and more delightful Community, we believe it is essential that we take a collaborative approach.

This approach consist of you assisting the department in promoting and encouraging others to take advantage of the services that are provided on this calendar.

Our department, especially in the youth activities relies heavy on volunteers. This is for the purpose of:

making a friendlier environment;

assisting in the growth and development of the children of this community;

displaying benevolence.

We welcome all volunteer help in assisting with our growing programs. If you have special skills in fitness, coaching, officiating, health & wellness, dance, etc. that you would like to share, please call the Department of Parks & Recreation at (804) 633-7277.


These services were organized with careful consideration given towards the admission fees. It is our desire that each individual will have many opportunities to participate in programs organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation.


Our department shares facilities with the public schools and must cancel programs when facilities are not available. Locations, dates and times of programs may sometimes change to avoid conflicts with scheduled school events. For cancellations, listen to VA 101.5 FM or WFLS 93.3 FM call 804-633-7277, check here on the website, or like us on Facebook.


Please feel free to call or email us with any new ideas and suggestions which could add to our programs. Our programs are for the citizens of this county, and we would like to hear from you.


Parks to Rent: Call the office to reserve or for more information.

Pavilion Fees: $20 per five hour block.

Caroline Rec. Park - Located Behind the Caroline High School
(19127 County Park Dr., Milford, VA 22514)

Robert Farmer Park - Located behind the Bowling Green Elementary School
(16221 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427)

Lowe-Massey Park - Located behind the Dawn Progressive Center
(16403 Dawn Blvd Hanover, VA 23069)

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Click here for the full Spring-Summer 2014 Activities Schedule


D.I.V.A.S. with Promise (Devoted Individuals Valuing Another & Self)

Description: Girls' mentoring program that provides leadership, build self-esteem, etiquette, and opportunities for community outreach

For: Girls in grades 6 - 12th

Meetings Days & Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Contact Department for Information

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Location: Caroline Community Center

How to Apply? Complete and submit application and essay into school office or into the Parks & Recreation office. Pick up application from school office.

B.A.L.M. (Becoming a Leading Man): (Boys Mentoring Program)

For grades 3rd - 5th

Description: Our young males are faced with challenges of all kinds on a daily basis, but through mentoring we hope they will make   productive choices, build healthy relationships, give back to their  community, resolve conflict and become leading males.   Participants will also be taken occasionally on field trips. your child will meet one evening a the Community Services Center once a  month during the school year from 6:00-8:00 pm; beginning October 15th.

*A fee will be required for field trips.
Sign your child up today to get them started by calling Parks & Recreation. 

Sign your child up today to get him started. There will be homework help, fieldtrips and much more. (A fee will be charged for fieldtrips.) Contact us at (804) 633-7277 to register or if you woould to become a mentor.

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Karate (Isshinryu)

Karate Girl

Learn the fundamental techniques and the history of isshinryu karate, self-defense, discipline, as well as, stretching exercises. Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate basic hand and kicking techniques.

Ages: 5-Adult

Fee: $35.00 p/p - $45 after deadline (one week prior to starting date)

Begins: September 16 - November 6, 2014 (eight weeks)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Location: Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center (gymnasium, entrance located in the back of the school)

Beginner Class: 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Interm. & Adv: 7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Next Sessions (at Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center Gym):
Begins December 2, 2014- February 5, 2015

***New Location: Caroline County Community Services Center***
Ages: 5-Adults (BEGINNERS ONLY)
Begins: September 17, 2014
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $35.00

Attire: T-shirt and loose fitting clothing is suitable for the program (uniform can be purchased from instructor).

All-Sport Cheerleading


Description: Participants will be instructed the basic cheerleading skills and be introduced to the learning of various cheers, chants routines, and jumps. Participants will be taught how to perform with the use of pom-poms in preparation for cheering at selected parks and recreation youth sporting activities.

Begins: Wednesday,December 9, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $50 per person - cheering uniform is included

Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2014

Ages: 5-7; 8-12

Location: Bowling Green Elementary Cafeteria - 17176 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, VA 22514

Crochet & Knitting Class


Description: Participant will have the opportunity to learn surprising things about hooks, yarn, read basic patterns and diagrams, make samples of stitch patterns and learn to write simple instructions for personal designs.

Date:  September 3 - October 8, 2014; October 29 - December 3, 2014       
Days: Tuesdays  6 week session
Cost: $12.00 per person (price includes some material for class projects)                     
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12 noon     
Location: R.A.A.A. Senior Center at the Caroline Community Center                           

Supplies Needed:
Crochet - Size H or J crochet hook; Skein of smooth worsted weight yarn; pair of scissors; yarn needle

Knitting - Pair of short needles preferably wood or bamboo (sizes 6, 7, or 8); Skein of smooth worsted weight yarn; pair of scissors; yarn needle

Hunter Safety

Hunter Safety

Description:The 6-8 hour Basic Hunter Education Course covers material on hunting safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship. This course is usually 6-8 hours in length but students are required to complete the self-study prior to class. Although students do NOT have to prove completion of self-study, the final exam will include material covered in the self-study portion. More information on the 6-8 hour course can be found here.

Begins: October 20 & 21, 2014, or March 23 & 24, 2015
Location: Caroline County Community Services Center (Emergency Operations Center)
Time for all Classes: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: FREE and open to the public  

***Max number of space available is 40.***

There is usually no charge for these classes, which are required for 12- to 15-year-old license buyers, as well as for anyone purchasing a hunting license for the first time.


to register:

Rape Aggression Defense Class

Description: This seminar is  designed to bring awareness,    prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing onto learning basic defense tactics.

Ages: 13-Adults

Cost: Free

Location: Caroline County Community Services Center

Begins: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

 ***Call to register for the seminar***

Systematic Training for Effective Parenthood

Description: Create more satisfying productive relationship with your children through “STEP” Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, a proven system certified by National Boards for Continuing Education (CE hours apply)

You will learn:

How to understand & improve your child’s behavior.
How to better communicate with your child for effective results.
Discipline that makes sense.
Bonus techniques for handling stress and enhancing brain function in you & your child.

Course Information:

Choose below best time.
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm   
          10:00 – 11:30 pm

Begins: September 30, 2014  (Tuesdays )  

 $40 for the 6 week Course   *includes books & materials

Sparkler Tap/Ballet Combo Class


Ages: 3-8 years


Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Session 1 Dates: September 2 - October 21, 2014

Session 2 Dates: October 28 - December 16, 2014

Location: Caroline Diversified Learning Center

Fee Each Session:$35

Students ages 3 - 8 will learn beginner tap and ballet technique while having fun with sounds, rhythm and creative movements. Tap shoes are required for this class but can be purchased at Pay less, Target or sometimes Once Upon a Child consignment.

Firecrackers Jazz/Hip Hop & Dance/Cheer Technique


Description: Students ages 5 - 12 will enjoy working on dance and cheer technique with their friends. Parents will love that their children are getting rid of excess energy left over from school. Students will enjoy the hip hop and jazz routines that they will learn each day.

Days: Tuesdays

Time:5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Session 1 Dates: September 2 - October 21, 2014

Session 2 Dates: October 28 - December 16, 2014

Fee Each Session: $30 per person

Location: Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center (Ladysmith)

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The Learn & Play Center

Preschoolers "R" Sports Ready

Description: Give your child an edge in sports readiness! Focusing on sport specific drills that improve conditioning, strength and coordination. Your shild will gain skills necessar to participate in sports related activities. While your child improves their speed and agility, they will be having fun participating in basketball, kickball and t-ball. This class promotes sportsmanship and a healthy lifestyle.

Cost: $25.00

For Ages: 3 & 4

Time: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. at the Caroline County Community Services Center or 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. at the Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center (Ladysmith)

Begins: August 4, 2014

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Women's Basketball League

Playing Basketball

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to continue playing the game after high school and college with and against others who have played and desires to continue participating.

Begins: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Fee: $220 per team

Ages: 17 and over

Location: Caroline Community Services Center Gymnasium

Boys and Girls Summer Basketball League

Playing Basketball

Description: Participants will be coached by volunteers and will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of the game, skills, rules, and team work during practices and the play of organized games.

Begins:Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ages:  Girls - 10-12, 13-15; Boys - 8-10, 11-13, 14-17

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location:  Community Center Gymnasium

Cost:: $35.00

Co-Ed Softball League for Adults

corec softball

Description: Bring your own co-ed softball team and swing away in ths slow pitch league. Limited number of teams will be accepted for this league. Get your team and hurry out to registger for this summer league.

Fee: $350.00/team

Begins:  June 9, 2014

Days: Mondays

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Caroline County Recreational Park

Deadline: May 16, 2014

British Challenger Soccer Camp


Fee:$86 ages 3 & 4, $100 ages 5 & 6, $135 ages 7-14

Begins: June 23 - 27 or August 11 - 15 (Late fee dates June 13 and August 1 - Additional $10.00)

Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ages 3 & 4, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ages 5 & 6, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. ages 7-14

Location: Caroline Rec Park

Contact the office after January 1, 2014 for flyer and registration form.

Click here for an informational video

Soccer Skills Clinic

Description: Learn to work in small groups and build confidence while learning how to master the ball while participating in a variety of drills. The participant will develop dribbling efficiency, passing and foot control.


Fee: $25

Begins: August 5, 6, 7, 2014

Location: Caroline Rec Park

Time: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Youth Football League

Youth development and instructional league. Games are played on Saturdays and traveling will be required except for flag league. ***Weight Limit Requirements Per division, Except Flag****

Age Divisions:
5-6 (flag) No weight limit
7 & 8 (Pee Wee Tackle) 85lbs for ages 6 & 7, 8 years old 75 lbs.
8-10 (JV tackle) 135 lbs max
11-13 (Varsity tackle) 155 lbs max

Date: Begins early August 2014

Location: Caroline County Recreational Park

Deadline: First come, first served until rosters are filled

Fee: $75 per child (tackle) $35 per child (for flag division)

Fall Soccer League
Description: This league is designed to enhance social development, teach and improve the various skills and knowledge pertaining to the game of soccer in a fun, recreational atmosphere. Games will be scheduled for Saturday mornings. Practice will be held once a week before games begin. Practice day and time will be determined by the coach. Uniforms will be issued out by the department all other equipment will have to be provided by parents.

Begins: Late August 2014

Deadline: July 18, 2014

Age Divisions: 4-5; 6-8; 9-11;12-15

Fee: $35 per player $10.00 late registration fee

Location: Caroline County Recreational Park

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Teens F.I.E.R.C.E. About Skills Camp II


Description: This a week's long program that stimulates Fun, Initiative, Energy, Readiness, Commitment, and Eagerness for skills. If you desire to develop these skills, get F.I.E.R.C.E. about registering now. participants will display these skills as a chef, participating on field trips, seminars, social gathering, and recreation activities in the gym.

Begins: July 7 - 30, 2014 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Ages: 12 - 17

Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Deadline: June 27, 2014

Location: Caroline Community Services Center

Teen's Jam Fest "N-D" House

teen's jam

Description: Is your teenager looking for an evening to hang out with other teens? Come-out and enjoy an evening of great music from local teenage and young adult amateur singing groups, food, prizes, activities and much more in our County Park. We are striving to give our teens and young adults the opportunity to display their talents amongst their peers. If you have a singing group and would like to become a part of this teen fest, contact Caroline County Parks and Recreation Department. All music lyrics must be pre-approved by the Director.

Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Location: Caroline County Community Services Center

Cost: Music Groups Only 25.00 (Limited Number of Groups Will Be Accepted)

Date: Friday, August 1 2014

Deadline (For Group Registration): July 18, 2014

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2014 Kings Dominion Discount Tickets


Parks and Recreation Days

Ticket Valid for the Following Dates:

$33.00 (ages 3 and above)

June 27 - August 3, 2014

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The Fitness Room

fitness room

Description:  Come and relieve yourself from the hustle and bustle of life and take on the mind set that your health is precedent over all things. This is an opportunity for you to finally get back your peace by exercising and feeling good about yourself.  Bring your sports drink and join us.

Begins: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Caroline  County Community Services  Center
Fee: FREE and open to the public
Ages: 18 & up  * Must come into the Parks & Rec. office to complete waiver
before using.



Description: Seniors and mature adults, your latter years can be better than your former by participating in this exercise class for social interacting, and for preventing and/or alleviating unwanted pains in the joints. Come join this low impact chair exercise program that will improve your mental as well as physical health. There are also opportunities to receive door prizes.

Date: Ongoing on Thursdays
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $1.00 per class
Location:Town of Port Royal Fire Hall

Morning Fitness, Fun and Bingo for Seniors 55 & Older

senior bingo

Description: This program is designed to offer multiple activities and fun for the development of the body, mind and the soul of seniors who are looking for something to do at least once a week. Bring your friend and win prizes while playing bingo, chair exercise, etc.

Date:September 12-November 21, 2014 (Thursdays)

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $12.00 monthly

Location:Caroline County Community Services Center (EOC Room)

Healthy Steps - N- Walking

power walk

Description: Participants will be permitted to walk to enhance their social, emotional and physical well being. Every step counts toward improving your well being.

Ages: All Ages

Date: Monday - Friday (Except holidays and facility closings)

Time: 12:40 - 1:10 p.m.

Location: Caroline Community Center Gymnasium

Cost: Free but must pre-register

"Get Up & Move Something!" Walking Program

power walk

Description: Instead of sitting an hour while you wait for your child to practice their sport or activity, utilize that time to Get Up and Move Something! Register wit the Parks and Rec Department to participate in this effort to encourage fitness, eliminate inactivity, and maintaining healthy bodies. More information will be provided at the orientation of your child's program.

Begins: Start up of child's activity

Caroline Rec Park -
During Soccer, Football, or Cheerleading Practices, utilize the fields by walking the outside perimeter of where the kids practice, walk the walking trail or walk a mile or two around the high school track (4 times around=1 mile).

Former Diversified Learning Center (Ladysmith) -
During Karate and Tap & Ballet, utilize that time and walk the track (5 times around).

Cost: Free



Description: Zumba is a high energy cardio workout that incorporates Latin and International dance styles that will have you moving and grooving the entire hour. The choreography is simple and easy to follow; there are only 4 steps that will repeat. Participants typically burn between 400-800 calories in a one hour Zumba fitness class. The workout targets the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and most importantly, the heart.

Ages: 14 and above

Fee: $5.00 per person per class

Zumba Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays at Caroline Community Center Gym

or Tuesdays and Thursdays at CDLC Cafeteria

Time:5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Caroline Community Center Gym
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the CDLC Cafeteria

Location: Caroline Diversified Learning Center (CDLC), Ladysmith or Caroline Community Center, Milford

Materials Needed: Comfortable clothes, supportive shoes, plenty of water, a towel,
A great attitude and a friend!

The forms listed below are in .pdf format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download your free copy here.

Registration and Waiver Form - To participate in Activities sponsored by The Parks and Recreation Department,
please download and sign the Registration and Waiver form.