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Current Programs

New Conference Center
at Hampshire Park

The Conference Center at Hampshire Park is complete and ready for rentals. The 6,600-square-foot facility is heated and air-conditioned for year-round use and is available for a variety of functions, including:

  1. 4-H Camp

  2. Weddings

  3. Wedding Receptions

  4. Baby Showers

  5. Business Meetings

  6. Business Conferences

  7. Family Reunions

  8. Birthday Parties

  9. Retreats

  10. Camps for Organizations

  11. Anniversary Celebrations

  12. Craft Shows

  13. Class Reunions

  14. Picnics

 

Rental rates will be as follows:

Two-Hour Block (Anytime between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm): $125

Four-Hour Block (8:00 am until noon; 1:00 until 5:00 pm; 6:00

until 10:00 pm): $250

Full-Day Rental: $500

A $100 refundable security deposit is required for all rentals.

Amenities at the Conference Center include a fully-stocked commercial kitchen, a dining hall/meeting room that will seat 299 people, restroom and shower facilities, WiFi access, and a private conference room.

If you have questions about rentals, call HCP&R at (304) 822-7300 any weekday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm; stop by our office at 90 North High Street in Romney during those same hours; or email us at parks@hampshirewv.com.

Rentals at Old Capon Bridge Middle School

The gymnasium, cafeteria, and kitchen at Old Capon Bridge Middle School are now available for rentals. Guidelines for their use will be as follows:

  1. Frequently clean hands and utensils with sanitary wipes, hand sanitizer, or soap and water

  2. Nothing attached to walls (tape or nails)

  3. Sweep all floors and place all trash in trash cans

  4. Smoking is prohibited on school grounds

 

NEW RATES FOR RENTALS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

Two-hour block (Anytime between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm): $75 for Gym or Cafeteria (Kitchen included)

Four-Hour Block (8:00 am-noon; 1:00-5:00; 6:00-10:00): $150 for Gym or Cafeteria (Kitchen included)

Full Day (8:00 am-10:00 pm): $300 for Gym or Cafeteria (Kitchen included)

To rent these facilities, call us at (304) 822-7300, or you may contact us via email at parks@hampshirewv.com. Get your reservation in now so you don’t miss this chance to hold your event in our newly renovated facilities.

Contributors to the Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive for 2023

I know it’s hard to believe the time has come already, but the eleventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights will kick off starting November 25 through January 1 and will be open daily from 5:30 until 10:00 pm.

Through the generosity of the Hampshire County Commission, the HCP&R Board, and many businesses and individuals throughout the area, the festival has exploded over the past ten years. We have grown from 24 light displays in 2013 to 250 displays this year. New features for 2023 include a ten-foot waving Santa, Santa arriving in a helicopter, and many other attractions.

Also, don't forget about our great musical display. When you enter the park, simply tune your car or truck radio to 106.5 FM and then watch our musical display flash to the beat of some of your favorite Christmas tunes, which will be playing through your radio. And the best part is that you can enjoy the lights from the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle free of charge. Mark your calendars right now so you don’t miss this special Christmas tradition.

SANTA CLUB ($1,000)

FNB BANK

THE BANK OF ROMNEY

SANTA’S HELPER ($500)

D&G EQUIPMENT SALES

AnW WIRELESS

McKEE FUNERAL HOME

MOUNTAINEER AUDIOLOGY

 

 

ELVES ($250)

GIFFIN FUNERAL HOME

JUDY JUDY IN MEMORY OF BRENDA RIFFLE

BECKY & SCOTT HEAVENER

 

 

REINDEER (UP TO $200)

SPRINGFIELD RURITAN

PETER WOOD

LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1371

DR. TIM NICHOLS, DDS

PEGGY KLINE IN MEMORY OF BETTY L. DAVIS

SUMMIT BANK

AUGUSTA RURITAN

CAPON VALLEY RURITAN

Youth Basketball Leagues

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation sponsors three youth basketball leagues for the winter season. The Developmental Basketball League (DBL) for boys and girls in 1st and 2nd grade. Biddy Buddy for boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grade. The Intermediate Basketball League (IBL) is for boys and girls in grades 5th through 8th.

Team practices will begin the week of December 18, and each team will have three practices before the first game. Practices and games will alternate between Romney Middle School and Old Capon Bridge Middle School, with teams practicing at the location of that week’s games. The first games will be played on Sunday, January 7, at the RMS and OCBMS gyms.

 

Practices are one day a week and games are every Sunday. Youth Basketball will continue until the end of February.

Hampshire Mat Club

Registrations are still being accepted for the Hampshire Mat Club, a youth wrestling organization supported by Hampshire County Parks and Recreation for boys and girls ages four-through-fifteen. The HMC teaches folkstyle wrestling, which is the same format used in high school and college wrestling.

Wrestlers will be classified by both age and weight for competition. The Mat Club practices Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Romney Elementary School Gym. HMC will once again compete in the Mason Dixon League, which features teams from the surrounding West Virginia and Virginia area, and tournaments in that league will be held on weekends during December, January, and February. The Club will also attend other tourneys around the area, including state competitions.

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