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WMP Events & Programs

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Waller Mill Park Events/Programs

Special Events:

Canine Carnival - Saturday, October 14, 2017



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-registration encouraged. Class time is 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

•  Saturday, August 19, 2017
•  Saturday, September 30, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Moonlight Fishing
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.
• 8 pm - 2 am launches except for the Sep 9th which will be 7 pm - 1 am

Moonlight Fishing Dates
•  Saturday, August 5, 2017
•  Saturday, September 9, 2017

March of the Monarch

Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at Waller Mill Park for an afternoon full of butterflies! This fun and educational program is for young aspiring butterfly enthusiast and will teach kids about Monarch Butterflies. We will explore the butterfly life cycle, food and habitat as well as their migration pattern with fun crafts and activities. This program is great for kids aged 4 -12. Pre-registration encouraged.

• Butterfly Tag & Release
• Hand-On Learning
• Feed the Butterflies
• Butterfly Tattoos
• Arts & Crafts
• Butterfly Activities

Kids, get in the spirit… Come dressed like a butterfly or caterpillar!