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WMP Events & Programs

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Waller Mill Park Events/Programs

Special Events:

05.19.18     Memorial Mile 

09.8.18      Kids Fishing Derby 

10.13.18      Canine Carnival




Water Exploration Program
Milkweed Matters
Memorial Mile
Water Exploration Program
#WMPfish Photo Contest
Clean the Bay Day
Kids Fishing Derby
Moonlight Fishing
Passport to Disc Golf Youth Clinic
Moonlight Fishing
National Dog Day – Free entry to WMP Dog Park
National Hunting & Fishing Day – Free rod rentals at WMP            

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

Milkweed Matters
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.

Class Dates:
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018

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.

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