Top 5 Picnic Spots in Fredericksburg

By Luisa Pozzuto May 17, 2018

It's finally time to get the kids outside to experience the wonders of nature and enjoy some family time outdoors!  The following spots offer inexpensive ways to be outside and most offer picnicking areas so families can stop and breathe the fresh air.  

Alum Spring Park- Greenbrier Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Features: Grills,Picnic Shelter, Picnic Tables, Play Equipment, Restrooms, & Walking Path.

Discover this hidden treasure within our city limits! This wooded park is located at the end of Greenbrier Drive extended.  It is equipped with a renovated picnic shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, grills, play equipment, walking paths, and a fitness trail. This wooded park is a great place for children to play; even during the warmest days of summer the shade trees keep it cool!

Hurkamp Park 500 William Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Features: Benches, Brick Sidewalks, Farmers Market & Fountain.

This is a historic downtown park with a fountain, brick sidewalks and benches. Hurkamp Park is also home to the Fredericksburg Farmers Market, open year-around. Find out more about our Farmers Market HERE.

Although this park does not have a playground, is a great spot to picnic, take a stroll downtown, or listen to the music during the summer months at "Picnic in the Park".

Old Mill Park 2201 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Features: Open Play Area, Parking, Picnic Shelters, Playground Equipment,Restrooms, River Front Views & Soccer Fields.

Old Mill Park is one of my favorites.  Located right on the Rappahannock River, it is a wonderful spot for picnicking, fishing, or just letting the kids run and play.  The park provides shelters and fields for the your enjoyment, as well as a playground that is typically shaded throughout the day.  Parking fills up fast, but there are two parking lots available for ample spots.

Motts Run Nature Center 6600 River Road Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Features: Hands-on Nature Displays, Picnic Tables and Hiking Trails

Manned by volunteers, this beautiful one-room log cabin features hands-on nature displays, our resident snake "Pocket" and information that the whole family will enjoy. Looking for a fun family day? Visit our Nature Center and then head off on one of the hiking trails or grab a picnic table for your family lunch. The Nature Center is free to the public during regular open hours: April through October: Open Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 5 pm


Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park 75 James Ashby Pkwy, Falmouth, VA 22405

Features: Grassy recreational area with baseball & soccer fields, along with a playground & dog park.

This Ferry Farm Park takes advantage of the area’s natural beauty in a serene setting along the Rappahannock River. There are two 60/70’ lighted and irrigated diamond fields and one 90’lighted and irrigated baseball field along with two lighted rectangular fields. The park has restrooms, picnic pavilions, a playground, trails and a regional dog park. The recreational area offers a great shaded area for quite picnics and gatherings. This park is a little out of the way driving wise but trust me, is well worth the trek!