Crystal Springs Recreation Area
723 Pump Hollow RD Wytheville, VA 24382
South of Wytheville, just outside of the town limits, Crystal Springs Recreation Area consists of 1800 acres of property owned by the Town of Wytheville. The land was preserved as a watershed for the Town, and the remnants of an old reservoir remain and serve as a home to various types of aquatic life. The recreation area is ideal for picnics, camping, hiking and biking. Camping spaces are limited. Campers can check availability by calling the Recreation Center at 276-223-3378, but campers must come to the Recreation Center in person to reserve a camping space.
The Town of Wytheville partnered with the Wythe-Bland Community Foundation and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation TrackTRAILS to design and develop the land for recreation purposes so the entire community could benefit from the endless recreation possibilities. You will now find three completed trails, two loop and one connecter trail. Depending on the trail you choose you could find yourself traversing over ridge tops, that provide excellent views of Sand Mountain in the fall, to the reservoir or a short easy walk along the creek to relax after a long day at work. Three picnic areas are scattered along the trail for everyone's enjoyment as well as two pit-toilets. A Terrian Park has been added to the Crystal Springs Recreation Area and includes features like launch ramps, balance beams, domes and rain drops as well as more advanced aspects like a teeter-toter, rock drops and gardens and ramp walls. The design makes a minimal impact on the environment by using natural features like boulders and inclines.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation´s TrackTRAIL program has helped make the trails interactive and fun learning environment for kids and their families. Interpretive signs along the trail provide opportunities for visitors to learn about birds that are common to the area and about the aquatic life. Located next to these signs are boxes that contain observation equipment and identification guides that allow families to explore and discover things on their own. At the trailhead there are four different self-guided brochures that can be used along the trails as well. After utilizing the brochures visitors can log on to the Kids in Parks website, register and answer a few questions about their visit to the trail and receive neat prizes!
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Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park
250 South Fourth St. Wytheville, VA 24382
Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park is the ideal setting for family reunions, company socials, weddings or birthday parties. The variety of open space and trees provide a beautiful setting for any event. The upper section of the park offers a covered shelter with picnic tables, bathroom facilities, and gazebo. The lower park offers a covered stage, gazebo and large lawn area. The park can be rented as a whole or separately by upper and lower sections. The upper shelter has easy accessibility for special needs. To make a reservation call 276-223-3378.
McWane Pool is an outdoor pool located on Monroe St and is open during the summer only. The facility has three pools: wading, intermediate and main pool with depths varying from 1 ft to 7 ft. The main pool is heated and has 6 lanes 25 meters long. This outdoor pool facility is available for public swim, private rentals and is the site for the Wytheville Waves Swim Meets. The McWane Pool is adjacent to Withers Park and the McWane Shelter for a variety of rental combinations. For additional information or to inquire on rentals please call 276-223-3378.
McWane Shelter is a quiet setting for birthday parties, family reunions or social gatherings. The Shelter is located adjacent to the Outdoor McWane Pool and Withers Park and has 12 large picnic tables and 2 outdoor grills. To make a reservation call 276-223-3378.
300 North Fourth St. Wytheville, VA 24382
Withers Park located at 300 N 4th Street is a public park that has become a central area for fellowship and exercise with its walking trail, outdoor exercise equipment, playground and restroom facilities. The variety of trees and well-manicured landscape in the park gives way to the park’s beauty. The Wall of Honor pays tribute to those from Wythe County who gave their lives in wars or military actions, civic leaders and members of the Wythe County Sports Hall of Fame. Withers Park provides citizens with an informal recreation area and the site can be rented for special events, industrial and business picnics and socials however tables, chairs or tents are not provided. Withers Park is also the venue for the Summer Concert Series.
For additional information or to inquire about reservations please call 276-223-3378.