Tag: Gypsy Hill Park

Staunton completes Lake Tams shoreline renovation

Renovation of the Lake Tams shoreline in Gypsy Hill Park is complete, and the lake is now open to the public.


Crystal Graham: Staunton does the right thing

On Saturday, October 10, hundreds of people gathered at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton for a suicide prevention walk. Our first lap was interrupted by screams. A little boy that was not part of the walk had run from his mother out into the road and was hit by a car.


Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk close to reaching goal

The Staunton Out of the Darkness Walk is on target to reach its $25,000 fundraising goal. With more than 36 hours to go, the walk website shows online donations just shy of the walk goal.


Remembering Tina: Suicide prevention walk planned for Oct. 10

Everyone has a cause that matters to them. Suicide prevention is mine. I am putting together a team in remembrance of my identical twin sister, Christina.


Staunton Parks and Recreation plans busy weekend at Gypsy Hill Park

Parks and Recreation departments have the power to strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. That’s why this year, Staunton Parks and Recreation joins cities across the country in celebrating the power of parks and recreation for the 30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month


New parking regulations at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton

Parking on the left side of Constitution Drive in Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton between the Thornrose Avenue entrance and the park’s main gate is now prohibited at all times.


Kickin’ it golf style: Footgolf comes to Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton

Footgolf has made it to Staunton. This fairly new sport is a combination of soccer and golf. It is played all over the world, and can now be played at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.


Lake Tams shoreline renovation project gets going in Staunton

The Lake Tams shoreline in Gypsy Hill Park is undergoing a renovation, thanks in part to a $200,000 matching grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality through its Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.


The Gypsy Express is back!

The Gypsy Express will be up and running on Saturday, May 2 for the 58th year. The train was built in 1954 and started running in 1958. It was run by George and Linda Bartley, who sold the train to the City of Staunton 33 years later. Other than a few years in the 1990s, the train has run continuously since it began.


Staunton Christmas and New Year’s refuse/recycling collection schedule

Refuse collection regularly scheduled in Staunton for collection on Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Christmas Day) and Friday, December 26, 2014, will instead be collected on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (Christmas Eve).


Staunton Parks and Recreation Department receives multiple awards

The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department received three state awards at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) Annual Awards Presentation at the VRPS Annual Conference on Monday, December 8.


Local group aims to organize Staunton’s West End

For the past six months, a local group of residents has met regularly to discuss ways to revitalize, organize and improve Staunton’s West Beverley corridor from Thornrose Cemetery to the Augusta County line.


Memorial garden, park bench dedicated to longtime Staunton resident Ray Houser

Earlier this summer, a memorial garden and park bench were dedicated in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park, in memory of Ray Houser.


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Labor Day government closings, schedule changes

News and notes from the region related to the Labor Day holiday.


Going OUT is IN at Staunton Parks and Recreation this July

This July, Staunton Parks & Recreation and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation during national Park and Recreation Month.


Will Carson in concert at Staunton Senior Center July 4

The reclusive Will Carson will close the Staunton UNPLUGGED spring concert series with an acoustic concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at 300 Churchville Avenue in the Staunton Senior Center. City fireworks will follow next door at Gypsy Hill Park after the concert.


Seniors Gather at Gypsy Hill Park

Last Thursday approximately thirty seniors from Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center joined at Gypsy Hill Park for the monthly health program entitled “Relaxation in the Park”, presented by health program team members including Shelly Lam, Anna Stell, and Jessica Miller.


Staunton Augusta Art Center hosts Art in the Park May 24-25

The Staunton Augusta Art Center will hold the 48th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, May 24, 10am-5pm and on Sunday, May 25, noon-5pm in the bandstand area of Staunton’s historic Gypsy Hill Park.