Poor Farm Park
13400 Liberty School Road
Ashland, VA 23005
Directions to Park
Map of the Park
The 254 - acre park, home of Ashland Vikings Football, has three picnic shelters, nature trails, tot-lot, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball courts, lighted soccer fields, an amphitheater, open play areas, a seasonal concession stand with restrooms, two lighted softball fields, two lighted baseball fields, and a football field. Events at the park include the Easter Egg Hunt and the Patrick Henry Half-Marathon.
Park is open from dawn to dusk year round.
History of Poor Farm Park:
Beginning in the 1900's this "Poor Farm" was used to take care of those in need around the area. Various families over the years were hired by the County to care for those staying on the farm. Familes staying at the farm were given three meals a day and would participate in daily chores on the farm. After funding for this project was cut, the families moved away and the property was rented. After years of nonuse, the house became dilapiated and in the early Seventies was used as a fire training exercise. None of the other buildings remain standing.
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Passive Recreation Areas