NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
HCP&R has finally solved our email problems. We have established a new, permanent email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence should be sent to that address from this point forward. We appreciate your patience as we worked through those problems.
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:
Camps for Organizations
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 email@example.com.
WALK TO BE FIT PROGRAM
Walk To Be Fit began again on April 1, 2022. To register for the program, just stop by any FNB Bank Branch (Fort Ashby, Romney, Hampshire Square, or Capon Bridge), the Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center at Hampshire Square, or the Hampshire County Health Department in Augusta. When you register, don’t forget to pick up your free pedometer and your tally sheet to log the miles that you walk.
We will recognize four milestones this year: 100, 250, 500, and 1,000 miles. When you reach one of those milestones, or when your tally sheet is filled, just return it to the location where you picked it up, and we will contact you when you are eligible for a prize.
Walking is a great exercise on the path to a healthier lifestyle, and what could be better than receiving some nice prizes for your efforts? That’s what Walk To Be Fit is all about.
BALLER SKILLS AND DRILLS OPEN GYM
Baller Skills and Drills, a youth boys’ and girls’ basketball program designed for those looking to improve their basketball skills in the off-season, will be held each Wednesday evening in April from 6:00 until 7:15 pm at the Old Capon Bridge Middle School gymnasium. The program is open to all boys and girls in grades three-through-five and will be managed by Crystal Spaid, a physical therapy assistant at Winchester Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.
The goal of the program is to teach fundamentals, sportsmanship, and teamwork by focusing on both individual and team skills. The open-gym format is free to the public and requires no pre-registration. Just show up at the OCBMS gym on Wednesday evening ready to learn and have fun.
Gary Crane Cup Golf
The third of our six qualifiers for the 2021 Gary Crane Cup will be this Tuesday, June 14, at the Highlands Golf Course in Franklin. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a cart is just $30, and we have tee times reserved starting at 1:00 p.m.
The format for the competition will be the same as in previous years. Those wishing to compete for the Cup must play in at least three of the six qualifiers and turn in their scorecards to the pro shop after the round. From those scores, a handicap will be tabulated and applied at the Final Round, which will be held at Capon Springs Resort in October. Both a gross and a net champion will be crowned at the Final Round.
The rest of the outings have been tentatively scheduled as follows: July 6- The Pines in Morgantown; August 9- Valley View in Moorefield; September 13- Canaan.
Even if you’re not interested in competing for the Crane Cup, come on out and join us for a relaxing round of golf at a great price on some of the area’s premier courses.
DISC GOLF COURSE AT CAMP WALKER
The conditions at the Camp Walker Disc Golf Course are ideal. The trees are out, the weather is starting to warm up, and the course is in great shape. We re-painted the tee marker posts for each hole and cleared some fallen branches that had accumulated over the winter and spring. We also re-stocked the scorecards, pencils, and course maps, all of which can be found in the mailbox beside the first tee. The first tee is located on the flat ground out past the pavilion, where the road turns to the left and starts down over the hill toward the exit to the park. If you’re looking for a disc to play at Camp Walker, then we have several options for you. We have Skeeters, which are all-purpose discs that are suitable for every shot, for sale in the HCP&R office for just $7.00 each. We also have commemorative glow-in-the-dark drivers and putters that have the official Camp Walker logo on them for $15.00 each. All proceeds from the sale of these discs go for improvements to the course. If you haven’t been out to Camp Walker to play the course, you really need to take an hour or so and try it. I feel certain that you will find disc golf both physically and mentally challenging. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time in one of the prettiest spots in Hampshire County. And it’s free to play. How can you pass that up?
ADULT BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
For those of you who want to show off your basketball skills, check out our Sunday night Open Gyms on both ends of the county. Shane Hawkins is in charge of the program at the old Capon Bridge Middle School, and they play there from 5:00 until 8:00 every Sunday evening. Logan Hill and Joe Clower run the program at Romney Middle School, and they go from 6:00 until 8:00 each Sunday night. If you’re eighteen and over and out of school, drop by this Sunday and run with the big dogs!
THE HAMPSHIRE STRIDERS
The Hampshire Striders, a new athletic club designed to promote cross country and track and field, is currently holding membership registrations. The club will be a member of the United States Track and Field organization, and members will have the opportunity to compete in local, state, and national USATF events. The club is open to all males and females from third grade through adults, and members will practice at least once a week during the winter months, depending on weather conditions, and two to three times per week the rest of the year. In order to compete with the Striders, you must be a member of the USATF. To register for the USATF, log onto the HCP&R website and click on the Upcoming Events tab. Then click on the USATF Registration tab, which will link you to the registration form. For more information about the Striders, contact Coach Bill Lipps at (304) 822-3724 or HCP&R at (304) 822-7300.
CREDIT CARD PURCHASES
Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is now ready to accept credit and debit card payments from customers paying for rentals, registration fees, and other services that we offer. Customers may bring their cards in-person to the HCP&R Office at 90 North High Street in Romney when making a reservation, or purchases may be paid for on our website. We are required to add a 3% plus 30 cents fee for the convenience of using the card.
The process on our website is easy and fast. After calling the HCP&R office at (304) 822-7300 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation, log onto our website, hampshirecountyparks.com, and click on the “Online Reservations” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. Choices will appear on the screen for the various rentals and programs that we offer. After you click on the appropriate rental or program, click again on the name of the facility or program. Then click on the drop-down menu and select the item that you want to pay for. Fill in the date for your rental or event and hit the “Add to Bag” icon. You can then go to checkout, where you will fill in your credit/debit card information. A receipt will be emailed to you when your transaction is complete.
You must call or email the HCP&R Office with the date and location of your rental or program to make sure that it is available before you pay online.