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 co-rec volleyball teams:


Salem Baptist (managed by Kevin Houston)
Team members were Hunter Houston, Kevin Houston, Eric Edwards, TJ Loving, Lacey Lee, Katie Anderson, Lyndsey Rattelsdorfer, Kyleigh Bell, Geraldo Alcantara, Ryan Garner, Savana West


Bowling Green Baptist (managed by Jenn Thomas)
Team members were Brad Thomas, Jenn Thomas, Jason Satterwhite, Brooke Satterwhite, Ryan Gray, Charlene Gray, Sabrina Farris, Richard Gustard, Mickey Carter, Cathy Gray, Rick Beale, Ashley McDonald

Caroline Parks and Rec Girls Volleyball League Fall 2014 Game Schedule

Caroline Parks & Recreation Co-Rec Volleyball League Fall 2014 Results

Caroline Parks & Recreation Co-Rec Volleyball League Fall 2014 Schedule

Fall 2014 Youth Soccer 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: December 2, 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):
Beginning: March 3, 2015; May 19, 2015; August 4, 2015; October 20, 2015

***New Location: Caroline County Community Services Center***
Ages: 5-Adults (BEGINNERS ONLY)
Begins: December 3, 2014
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Next Sessions (at Caroline County Community Services Center):
Beginning: March 4, 2015; May 20, 2015; August 5, 2015; October 21, 2015

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: 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:

Self Defense Class



Ages: 13-Adults

Cost: Free

Location: C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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

Sparkler Tap/Ballet Combo Class


Ages: 3-8 years


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

Session 1 Dates: January 6 - February 24, 2015

Session 2 Starts: March 3 and the last Tuesday class is April 14 and recital will be April 15, which is a Wednesday.

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: January 6 - February 24, 2015

Session 2 Starts: March 3 and the last Tuesday class is April 14 and the recital will be April 15 which is a Wednesday.

Fee Each Session: $30 per person

Location: Former Caroline Diversified Learning Center (Ladysmith)

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The Learn & Play Center

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Specialty Basketball Skill Clinic (Girls)

Playing Basketball

Description:Have you ever wanted become a better offensive player. This is the ideal clinic for you. Participants will work on footwork and proper shooting techniques.

Date: October 13, 2014

Ages: 11-17

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Locations: Caroline County Community Services Center

Cost: $20.00

Boys and Girls 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 officiated games.

Begins:Mid January, 2015

Ages: 5-7 unisex; 8-10 boys; 11-13 boys; 14-17 boys must be in school
7-9 girls; 10-12 girls; 13-15 girls

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location:  Community Center Gymnasium/Public Schools

Cost:: $35.00

Deadline: November 21, 2014

Girls' Beginners Volleyball League


Description: Girls will learn teamwork, sportsmanship and the fundamentals that will lead up to advance play. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in friendly team competition.

Begins: October 20, 2014

Location: Caroline County Community Services Center

Ages: 9-11; 12-15

Cost: $35.00

Registration Deadline: October 10, 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

Zumba Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays at Caroline Community Center
(17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, 22514)
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. In Gymnasium
Fee: $4.00 per person per class
Tuesdays and Thursdays at C.T. Smith Building
(7278 Ladysmith Road, Ruther Glen, 22546)
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. In Cafeteria
Fee: $5.00 per person per class

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.