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Hello and welcome to the City of Beckley’s Parks and Recreation website.  We are excited for you to explore the recreational opportunities that are offered in our City.

New River Coal Company donated land to the City of Beckley which has become a great park for locals and travelers alike.  Years ago, a tipple was located adjacent to the land that dumped slate and “Red Dog” (heat treated shale that turns hard and a reddish color from burning inside large piles of slate) on the outskirts of what would be New River Park today.  The slate and red dog was used as fill in for the roads in Beckley.  Once all of the materials were used up, the land started to develop as a park. 

 

  

 

 
 Park PictureNew River Pool

 

Request for Rent Application
for Shelters

   

Park Name

Shelter Name

Hourly Rate

Daily Rate

Group Size Limit

Tables

Fenced in

Restroom

Parking

Electric

Water

Grills

New River Park

Shelter#1

$35.00

$245.00

120

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

5

New River Park

Shelter#2

$30.00

$210.00

100

12

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4

New River Park

Shelter#3

$30.00

$210.00

45

9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Freedom Park

Shelter#1

$25.00

$175.00

45

9

Yes

Nearby

Yes

No

No

1

Freedom Park

Shelter#2

$25.00

$175.00

45

9

Yes

Nearby

Yes

No

No

1

Maxwell Hill

Community Center

$35.00

$245.00

100

8

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kitchen

Maxwell Hill

Shelter

$30.00

$210.00

100

12

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

 

 

Rental facilities can be used during park operating hours:

 

                         ·            New River Park—10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                         ·            Freedom Park Shelters—dusk to dawn

                         ·            Maxwell Hill Community Center— 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  keep in mind there is a

                                       Noise Ordinance between the hours of 10:00 p.m.  to 7:00 a.m.  

                    ·          Maxwell Hill Shelter—dusk to dawn