How to celebrate National Park Week in Upshur Co.

BUCKHANNON  The dates of Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 24 celebrates National Park Week. Below is a list of all Upshur County’s parks and upcoming events.

Jeremiah McCourt serves as the Upshur County Parks and Recreation Facilities Director. McCourt noted that county parks are currently open and the hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. McCourt says, “I’m really excited and we have a lot of plans to renovate and update our parks so stay tuned for this.”

McCourt revealed that the Upshur County Pool is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 28, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. There are also plans to resume activities, such as water aerobics, but dates and times for those classes have not been determined at this time. Swim lessons will also be available.

Furthermore, the Upshur County Recreational Park is hosting disc golf on Saturday, May 28. Registration can be completed online until Saturday, May 21. You can also register the day of the event in person.

The Buckhannon-Upshur Recreational Park is slated to open on Saturday, May 28 and close on Saturday, August 6. lists the park’s hours of operation and daily admission:

• Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m at $5.00 per person, dropping to $3.00 admission after 3 p.m. and then $2.00 after 5 p.m.

• Sundays are Family Fun Day from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with $3.00 per person

• There will be no charge for children two (2) years old or younger. All others entering the pool facility must pay admission.

Season Pool Pass: $120.00 for individual pass; each additional pass for immediate family is discounted by 50% ($60.00, $30.00, $15.00, $7.50)

One day pool passes: 5 for $20.00

Pool Parties: Hours: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

• $200.00 for under 40 people

• $225.00 for 40 to 80 people

• $250.00 for 80 plus people

Swimming Lessons: Group Swim Lessons available Monday through Friday, $50.00 a week

Private Lessons for children under 4 years of age or by request – as available, $15.00 per session

Shelter Rental: Large Shelter: $50.00 ($47.00 tax exempt); Small Shelter $25.00 ($23.50 tax exempt)

Water Aerobics: Starting Wednesday, June 1: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., $5.00 per session Starting Wednesday, June 1. (To be determined)

Swim Teams: $400.00

Discounts are available to the following:

Camp Buccaneer / Child Development Centers: $55.00 each pool pass

UC Public Library / Camp Tommy / UC 4-H / UC Schools: $200.00 each pool party

Also, to register to disc golf, reservations, and/or swim lessons, follow the directions posted on the Upshur County Recreation Park’s Facebook page.

1. Simply go to our community Rec Desk Site:

2. Create an account (This can be used for reservations and other programs, such as swim lessons.)

3. Click “Programs” then “General”

4. Register also provided facility and contact information for parks within Upshur County. They are as follows:

James W. Curry Park

1721 Brooks Hill Road

French Creek, W.Va. 26218

Contact: Judith Williams (304) 924-6724

• Small, wooded park near the James W. Curry Library

• Picnic pavilions with grills

• Playground equipment

• Primitive campgrounds (seasonal)

• Primitive restrooms

• Pavilions can be reserved

Pringle Tree Park

Pringle Tree Park Road

Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201

Contact: Jeremiah McCourt / Upshur County Parks and Recreation Facilities Director / (304) 472-6538 (office) [email protected] (email) 

No reservations are taken for this site. It can be used by the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

• Historic site

• Small semi-wooded park

• Picnic pavilion with grills

• Playground equipment

• Public river access

• Primitive restrooms

Historic Fidler’s Mill

P.O. Box 311

Rock Cave, W.Va. 36234

Contact: Gail Bosley (304) 924-5838, Karen Buckton (304) 924-6112

• Historic site

• Guided tours available

• Picnic tables

Upshur County Youth Camp

Selbyville, W.Va. 26236

c/o Upshur County Commission

Upshur County Administrative Annex

91 West Main Street, Suite 101, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201

Contact: Greg Woody (304) 924-5356

• Cabins and group camping areas

• Hiking trails

• Swimming pool

Upshur County Recreational Park 

308 B-U Drive 

Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201

Contact: (304) 472-5310 (in-season)

Jeremiah McCourt / Upshur County Parks and Recreation Facilities Director / (304) 472-6538 (office) [email protected] (email) 

Rental contracts and hours of operation/fee schedules can be found in the reservations link.  

Please visit the Upshur County Pool Facebook page.

• Wooded park

• Olympic size swimming pool/daily or seasonal passes available

• Picnic pavilions with grills

• Basketball courts

• Tennis courts

• Hiking and biking trails

• Pavilions and pool can be reserved


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