Waller Mill Park Events/Programs
05.19.18 Memorial Mile
09.8.18 Kids Fishing Derby
10.13.18 Canine Carnival
Water Exploration Program
Water Exploration Program
Our FREE Water Exploration Program will give kids a hands-on opportunity to explore the reservoir and learn what makes a healthy water source, how our water sources are connected and how they impact the water sources around them. Activities will include dip netting for the invertebrates that call the reservoir their home, testing the water in various ways and discussing how all of these are interconnected. This program is great for kids ages 6 - 13 and will provide great reinforcement for many of the elementary and middle school environmental science SOLs. Max 20 participants. Pre-register at: (757) 259-3760. Class time is 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
• Saturday, April 14, 2018
• Saturday, May 26, 2018
Butterflies - Let’s grow some magic at Waller Mill Park on Earth Day! Judith Alberts, Extension Master Gardener Speaker (JCC/W unit) and butterfly enthusiast, will help you learn how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your own garden. This fun and educational program is for young aspiring butterfly enthusiasts! Kids will learn how butterflies eat, how they know which plants are right for their babies, and how to spot a butterfly-to-be! Come dressed to play in the soil and get a little bit dirty during this Earth Day activity! Program is for kids age 5-13 (parental supervision required). Pre-registration required at Waller Mill Park: (757)259-3778.
Learn: Learn the Butterfly Life Cycle, discover what attracts butterflies and explore best plants for different species
Make: Plant your own seeds to go, practice transplanting seedlings and make your own plant labels
April 22, 2018
Age 5 – 8: 1:00 pm – 2:15
Age 9 – 13: 3:00 pm – 4:15
Join us at Waller Mill Park for our Beginner/Intermediate Kayak classes. These one day classes will explore the basics of flatwater kayaking, review basic water safety skills and tour the Waller Mill Reservoir. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. $65.00/class.
· Participants must be at least 16 years of age.
· Children ages 12 - 15 may participate if a parent or guardian is also a member of the class.
· Please bring their lunch.
· No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. $50.00 with own personal boat.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Calling all fisherman! If you've ever wanted to fish at night, this is a great time to get outdoors and put your poles in the water under the glow of the moon!
Boat Rental Pass holder: $12.00 / $20.00 non-pass holder
Launching Own Boat Pass holder: $7.00 / $13.00 non-pass holder
Electric Motor & Battery: $20.00/night
Battery Only: $10.00/night
Light Set: $10.00/night
• Pre-registration is required. Call (757) 259-3778.
• Deadline - Thursday prior to event.
• All personal boats must be equipped with proper navigation lights.
• Payment and registration form are due at time of registration.
• A Virginia fishing license is required to fish in the lake.
Moonlight Fishing Dates
• Saturday, July 28, 2018 (8 pm - 2am)
• Saturday, August 25, 2018 (8 pm - 2 am)
Passport to Disc Golf Youth Clinic
Come join local experts from Colonial Disc Golf Club for a fun and informative clinic on the basics of Disc Golf at the Waller Mill Park Disc Golf Course. Kids (ages 7 – 13) will learn about the different types of discs, how to throw, and the rules of the game, leaving with the skills to keep playing! Players who complete their disc golf passport by visiting each station will receive a future round of disc golf and disc rental. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Discs provided. Meet at boathouse. Pre-registration required by July 29, 2018 at Waller Mill Park: (757) 259-3778.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am