A Message from Director James Smith

New year...New you! Get started with Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism now!

The New Year is often accompanied with the theme of a fresh start…a chance to start over, start new or simply just get started. No matter where we are on this continuum, Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism has you covered. We continuously evaluate what we offer to our participants to make sure that quality always remains our number one priority.

If your new start includes fitness and exercise, then make sure you check out pages 10, 11 & 12. There you’ll find fitness classes, such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Cardio Pump, and Zumba. You’ll also find our two newest programs, Hip Hop Abs and the popular Country Heat fitness program. Losing weight and getting in shape has never been more fun.

Does your new start require that you now need after school care for your child? We have you covered there too. We are the largest provider of child care in Louisa County and have been for twenty years. We currently provide a quality afterschool program at each county elementary school and an afterschool program at the Betty Queen Center for teens that includes transportation from the Middle School.

Maybe you’re just looking for a new hobby or fun new skill to learn. Check out the over 30 different programs and classes listed in our Education and Enrichment section. You can learn more about your Computer and Smart Phones, Specialty Cooking classes, CPR and even Basket Making classes. We also offer a Firearm Safety class and can teach you how to tune up your lawn mower for the spring mowing season.

As you browse through the brochure, you may realize that we made a change to our Annual Father/Daughter Dance. We moved it from Friday to Saturday night because fathers wanted to take their daughters out to dinner, but there was not enough time after work on a Friday. So, in order to make this night even more special, we will be working with local restaurants to offer special dinner discounts to those who are attending the Father/Daughter Dance; look for that information to be available soon.

Lastly, I encourage you follow us on our Facebook page to see program updates, local pictures, articles, events, and more. You can follow us @LouisaCountyParksRec on Facebook to stay on top of all the happenings and events in Louisa County. Join us and our 3,300 plus Facebook friends.

LCPRT has been serving Louisa County’s recreational needs since 1981. We’ve seen a lot of NEW, but we are committed to offering Purpose Driven Programming and utilizing our six Core Values to serve our community. We hope you enjoy this edition of the Leisure Times 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.