Bridgewater, Virginia, has worked hard over the past few years to provide a variety of fun activities for folks of all ages -- both for residents and visitors alike. The Town of Bridgewater recently published their fiscal year budget for 2017, announcing a new mini golf course and exciting summer events to start up very soon! If you are searching for more fun things to do in our beautiful pocket of the Valley, become a fan of Bridgewater. There's no shortage of excitement!
Explore one of Harrisonburg's most popular suburbs! Bridgewater is home to nearly 6,000 residents, several large employers, a variety of fabulous parks, fun annual events, and a handful of favorite pastimes. Take a look at what makes Bridgewater so wonderful, and watch a short flyover video of the town.
Generations Park in Bridgewater had a fantastic first farmers market season, and is now gearing up for ice skating on the new rink! Scheduled to open on Thanksgiving Day, this fun pastime is sure to provide enjoyment for all ages. Bonus: a local favorite restaurant, Jalapeño Southwest Grill, is opening a second location at Generations Park, too!
Dry River Road, situated behind Marshall's Distribution Center, Shickel Corporation, and Perdue, connects the Town of Bridgewater with Route 257 heading west of Dayton and into Montezuma. This is a heavily traveled road for folks with a variety of transportation needs: vehicles, big rigs, buggies, tractors, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Though the speed limit is only 25 mph, it can prove quite dangerous with such heavy traffic on a "commute" route. Enter VDOT...
Most people have driven past Ashby Recreation Area (ARA) -- known to many as "Ashby Pool" -- a thousand times without giving it a second thought. But I ask you to stop and consider the possibility of a sweet, refreshing spot for the whole family to hang out during the summer months. Tucked away off Mount Crawford Avenue in Bridgewater, drive up the private street and into a wide open space with peaceful countryside views adjacent to endless greenery. Behold, a fabulous little known members-only pool and recreation area that has been around for over fifty years.
Oakdale Park offers something for everyone. Fitness lovers can walk or jog on the loop and play soccer or ultimate frisbee in one of the many open spaces. If you want to enjoy a beautiful summer evening there are little league ball games almost every night of the week from April to June or open air concerts on the weekends. The two play sets offer fun for kids of all ages. Picnic shelters and open grassy spaces provide great party and group gathering areas. And the city-central location makes for easy access and enjoyment.