A Message from Director James Smith

Come Grow With Us!

As a department, we are growing! We are not only expanding programs, but also reaching and impacting more people through both our recreation and tourism efforts. This growth is reflected in record setting program numbers and tourism promotion participants. While the numbers are great, we are truly motivated by the opportunity that we have to facilitate growth in the individuals who participate in our programs, classes, activities and events. 

While many people associate parks and recreation with fun, we also see and value the opportunity that we have to positively impact the lives of our program participants. We know that the emotion associated with fun will eventually diminish; however, the lessons gained through working together as a team in our youth recreation leagues, facing and overcoming adversity, and the value of hard work will make youth stronger. The relationships that are established in our classes and the skills and hobbies acquired will help build community by connecting those with common interests. We also believe that we can help change lives by helping the youth in our child care programs set and work toward goals, connect to a purpose, and strive to become servant leaders in their community. That’s growth!

I encourage you and your family to take advantage of the opportunities this Spring and Summer to Grow With Us by participating in our programs. In this edition of the Leisure Times brochure you will find our weekly-themed child care camps, sports and martial arts programs for youth, and over 60 additional programs, activities and events for you to enjoy throughout the county. The Louisa County Aquatic Facility will be open on May 25th with a new punch-pass card program. Purchasing a punch pass card will allow you to share the experience of the Aquatic Facility with family and friends. Our Summer Concert Series is back with a new name and stronger focus on community. Be on the lookout for our new Live After 5 Concerts as we bring them to a location near you!

Our department is currently in the process of evaluating and addressing areas that can be improved at our parks throughout the county. This will allow us to make adjustments and upgrades with the hopes of improving your experience and raising the quality of our parks. We are committed to providing you and your family quality programs and experiences.

Come Grow With Us this Spring and Summer as we continue to develop and create opportunities to Build Community, Change Lives, and Make Memories. We hope you enjoy this edition of our Leisure Times brochure and we look forward, as always, to serving YOU and YOUR recreational needs!


James A. Smith, Jr.

Louisa County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
P.O. Box 864 / 522 Industrial Drive - Suite A,
Louisa, Virginia 23093
(540) 967-4420 / Fax (540) 967-4450
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.