Ridgeview Park

Located at 700 S. Magnolia Ave.

Open sunrise to sunset

A beautiful evergreen-lined lane at the south end of Magnolia Avenue welcomes you to this 85-acre park where benches line the bank of the South River which meanders through the park. The park offers something for everyone and has a variety of great settings for picnics and family fun. 

Ridgeview Park is home to several gardens, as well as a variety of nature trails. Additional information regarding the Serenity Garden and the Botanical Garden may be found in Horticulture.

Contact Us

  1. Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.

    Director: C. Dwayne Jones

    Rosenwald Community Center
    413 Port Republic Road
    Waynesboro, VA 22980

    Ph: 540-942-6735
    Ph: 540-942-6201 (Weather Cancellations)

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Staff Directory
Located between the bike path and the river, the creative playground provides fun for children year-round. This playground offers two sets of age-appropriate equipment as well as plenty of benches for caregivers to sit and watch, assuming they are not playing too. 

War Memorial Pool
The 50-meter War Memorial Pool and bathhouse offers the perfect opportunity for all members of your family to cool off from Memorial Day to Mid August. 

Fishing Pier
Fishermen should take note that the South River is a good place to fish. Bass, perch, bluegill, catfish, and even trout can be found within its waters. While fishing can be done at many spots along the river, Ridgeview Park also offers residents a fishing pier. Thanks to the Waynesboro Disability Services Board, and efforts led by Charlie Downs, this handicap-accessible pier helps to provide more people with the opportunity to fish. The pier is located near the River Shelter, and the tennis courts. 

Don’t forget your fishing permit!

Soccer Fields
The soccer fields are located on the other side of the river at Ridgeview Park. Upon crossing the walk-bridge, one will find three different soccer fields. These fields are used as the primary home site for the Augusta Futbol Club and support Waynesboro’s numerous traveling soccer teams.

Tennis Courts
These reconstructed tennis courts were completed in the summer of 2008. The project was made possible, in part, by the United States Tennis Association. The courts are frequently used for lessons, league play, and are also available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Ball Fields
Ridgeview is home to several athletic fields, including Little League, Babe Ruth, and Farm League baseball fields.

Reservable Facilities

Woodland Shelter
The largest of the picnic shelters at Ridgeview Park, is located in the middle of the park, along the bike path. The 35' x 30' shelter typically houses approximately 12 picnic tables. This shelter currently has electricity, a grill, water and restrooms nearby (the ones by the pool are open year round; there are also restrooms by the  amphitheater which are open from April to October). This popular shelter is surrounded by an array of plantings that provide an abundance of colors and textures to the setting.

River Shelter
This peaceful shelter located next to the South River is handicap accessible and adjacent to accessible parking areas allowing for easy mobility. The 24' x 33' typically houses approximately 4 picinic tables. This shelter currently has a double charcoal grill and access to restrooms and water by the pool across the street.

This facilities amenities include unlimited seating, electricity, water and restrooms from April to October with nearby restrooms at the pool open year round.

General Information:
Facility reservations for family reunions or events are highly recommended. Reservations may be made after January 1 of the year for April 1 to October 31. The reservation fee is $40.00 before 2 p.m., $40.00 after 2 p.m. or $75.00 for the day. Anyone wishing to use the facilities after October 31 or before April 1 may do so free of charge. We do not reserve facilities during that time.
Sample Reservation Permit
Reservations must be made by calling 540-942-6735.