Parks and Battlefields in Spotsylvania County
There are many opportunities to experience Civil War history in all corners of Spotsylvania County. The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is made up of a collection of Civil War historical sites governed by the National Park Service. These sites include Chatham Manor (Falmouth), Chancellorsville Battlefield, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of the Wilderness, Fredericksburg Battlefield (Battle of Salem Church), and the Stonewall Jackson Shrine.
There were 36 Union Napoleon Guns commanded by Captain Clermont Livingston Best at Fairview on May 3, 1863. They were dueling with 40 Confederate cannons (directly forward of this artillery position) under the command of Colonel Edward Porter Alexander at Hazel Grove about 1,200 yards to the west along current day Stuart Drive. This artillery position gave Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart the ability to reach General Hooker’s Headquarters (about 2,000 yards from Hazel… Continue reading
The most organized youth sports opportunities are organized through Spotsylvania County Parks & Recreation including baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, football, spring and fall soccer. Other athletic organizations include: Paragon Gymnastics and Training Center (Fredericksburg), Spotsylvania County Little League, Spotsylvania County Lacrosse Club and Ron Rosner Family YMCA of Spotsylvania. Adult sports leagues at the Spotsylvania Branch of the Rappahannock Area YMCA are basketball, pickleball, racquetball, tennis, volleyball, wallyball. Youth sports include basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, and tennis.
Other sports and recreation in Spotsylvania County are listed below:
1. American Family Fitness (Spotsylvania) 10020 Southpoint Parkway Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407 (540) 898-6111.
American Family Fitness offers the following fitness programs: Personal training, group fitness classes, mind and body classes, cycle, 8-week coach programs, aquatics, metabolic testing, body composition testing, nutrition services. Amenities include KidZone with family membership, cafe and pro shop.
2. Anytime Fitness (Spotsylvania) 4276 Plank Road Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407 (540) 548-0724.
Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym with personal training and wellness programs through cardio and strength equipment.
3. Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club 1027 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 (540) 899-2203.
Bodyworks conducts classes for abs training, belly dance, functional flexion, total body conditioning, trx suspension, yoga, and zumba. Bodyworks has cardio and strength equipment, a yoga studio, locker rooms and sauna.