Upcoming Programs

Hampshire County
Parks Opening

At last week’s meeting, the HCP&R Board presented guidelines for opening the parks in Hampshire County. The guidelines are as follows:

  1. The parks will open for public use starting on Wednesday, July 1.

  2. If you don’t feel well or are showing symptoms of the virus, stay home.

  3. Use social distancing, maintaining a distance of six feet from others while at the park.

  4. Wash your hands often, using soap and water. If soap is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  5. Use cloth face coverings as feasible.

  6. Wipe down areas used with cleaning wipes on a regular basis.

There will be different stipulations for each of our six parks. These guidelines are as follows:

Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park- Reservations will be available beginning July 1, but there will be some modifications to the procedure. Pavilion E, which is the biggest pavilion, can be rented as normal with a limit of 100 persons in the group. We will combine pavilions A and B into one rental, with gatherings not to exceed 100 people. We will also combine pavilions C and D into one rental, with occupants not to exceed 100 people. If you have questions about new or existing rentals, contact the HCP&R Office at (304) 822-7300.

Hampshire Park- The park will open to the public on July 1, but there will be no pavilion rentals. Because of the construction on the new Conference Center, there will be no water or restroom facilities, so those using the park should bring hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes with them. Pavilions may be used on a first-come-first-served basis, with gatherings not to exceed 100 people.

Camp Walker- This park will be open for reservations as usual beginning July 1 with gatherings not to exceed 100 people. Water and restrooms will be available. The disc golf course is open anytime the park is not rented. For questions about rentals, contact HCP&R at (304) 822-7300.

Green Spring Park- The park will be open for rentals, but only one of the two pavilions may be rented at one time. Water and restrooms will be available. Gatherings are not to exceed 100 people.

Slanesville Park and Capon Bridge Town Park- These two parks will be open to the public starting July 1. Neither park has pavilions or restroom facilities.

Old Capon Bridge Middle School- Due to strict regulations on indoor gatherings, we will not be able to rent the OCBMS facility at this time. When those restrictions are relaxed, we will make OCBMS available as soon as possible.

If you have questions regarding our parks, call HCP&R at (304) 822-7300, or email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com.   

Rentals at Old Capon Bridge Middle School

A little over a year ago, HCP&R entered into an agreement with the Hampshire County Board of Education to lease the gym, cafeteria, and four classrooms at Old Capon Bridge Middle School. Over the past year, we have spent considerable time and money on improvements to the facility. Those improvements include new floor tiles in the boys’ dressing room, re-finishing the gymnasium floor, installing new LED lights in the gym and a single switch on the wall to turn them on, installing new floor and ceiling tiles in the cafeteria, painting the cafeteria, purchasing enough tables and chairs to accommodate 164 people in the cafeteria, purchasing new appliances for the home economics room, installing a new door and a keypad lock on the main entrance to the gym, employing a cleaning service to clean the entire facility, and installing a surveillance system for both the gym and the cafeteria.

The HCP&R Board has worked hard to make OCBMS a first-class facility, and we are now ready to offer it to the public. If you would like to reserve the gym for basketball, volleyball, birthday parties, or any other indoor activity, it is now available for rent at $25 per hour. If you would like to rent the cafeteria and the home economics room, which has a refrigerator, two stoves, ample counter space, and two sinks, those two are available for one price of $35 per hour. The cafeteria is perfect for meetings, reunions, receptions, and community gatherings. All proceeds from rentals will be used to make necessary upgrades to the OCBMS facility as needs arise.


To rent these facilities, call us at (304) 822-7300, or send us an email at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com. Get your reservation in early so you don’t miss this chance to hold your holiday event in our newly renovated facilities.

Bids Requested for Plumbing and Electrical Work at New Conference Center

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is requesting bids for the plumbing and electrical work at the new Conference Center at Hampshire Park, which is located at 121 Hampshire Park Lane on South Branch River Road, approximately three miles west of Romney, WV. Bidders are requested to submit bids separating labor and materials costs. Bidders are required to submit a copy of their state business license and proof of liability insurance along with their bids. Plans for the work may be picked up by calling HCP&R Director Larry See at (304) 545-9629. Interested bidders may also pick up the plans and look over the scope of the work on Thursday, July 2, from 9:00 am until noon at Hampshire Park. Bids are due no later than Friday, July 10, at 1:00 pm. The Hampshire County Parks and Recreation Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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