Aquia Harbour Parks & Recreation
Residents Only. Aquia Harbour maintains nine parks for its residents. There are also many other areas and trails where you can walk, fish or just relax. We also have our own access bridge to Government Island where there is a lovely historical and shaded walking path.
Almost all of the upgrades you see are the result of the work by our Parks and Recreation Committee. This group of residents works year round to come up with creative, fun and affordable upgrades for our parks. If you’d like to join this amazing group of neighbors contact AHPOA@aquiaharbour.org for more information.
You can access the Aquia Harbour Government Island bridge at Lions Park, located at 1200 Aquia Drive.
Aquia Park – 2119 Aquia Drive. Situated on the walking trail between Aquia Drive and Dewey Drive, Aquia Park includes a soccer field and basketball court, as well as playground equipment. Don’t forget to wear your hat. This park is all sunshine, all the time.
Bark/Dog Park – 1200 Aquia Drive. This park is a favorite for your furry family members. It is located adjacent to Lions Park, behind the horse paddocks. It’s a little hidden but it’s there! This is a large fenced area for your dogs to run and play. There is also a water source, shelter and seating. Don’t forget to clean up after your pets please.
Basketball Courts are located at Aquia Park (2119 Aquia Drive) between Aquia Drive and Dewey Drive; Brent Park (1400 Washington Drive) at the intersection of Washington Drive and Aquia Drive; Friendship Park (3414 Aquia Drive) between Cutter Cove and Lusitania Drive and Rudolph Park at 3112 Voyage Drive. Use of the courts is on a first come, first served basis and are for residents and their guests only.
Brent Park – 1400 Washington Drive. Brent Park is located at the corner of Washington Drive and Aquia Drive. It has a basketball court and tennis courts.
Briarpatch Park – 2003 Aquia Drive. New playground equipment was installed in this park in 2018. Briarpatch Park is one of the Harbour’s most popular parks. In addition to playground equipment and a pavilion, the park features a grill, two ball fields, a soccer field and ample parking. The Briarpatch parking lot also provides convenient parking for commuters and those wanting to visit Schnopp Park or the Memorial Garden across the street.
Bridle Path – The bridle path is about a 4′ wide swath of common area that surrounds Aquia Harbour and runs behind a portion of resident lots, mostly along Harpoon Drive. It has a very rugged terrain and most of it is uncleared but recently a group of residents has begun clearing sections of it to create a nature trail. We’ll keep you posted. Interested in helping? AHPOA@aquiaharbour.org
Canoe and Kayak Launches – Two purpose built canoe/kayak launches are available at no charge to residents. One is located at the marina, 1415 Washington Drive, and the other at the end of Delaware Drive, 2027 Delaware Drive. Kayak storage is available through the marina. 540-659-4232.
Delaware Drive – At the dead end of Delaware Drive is a great bulkhead fishing spot. You’ll also find a kayak rack and kayak launch.
Dewey Drive Park – 2023 Dewey Drive. This open field is a great place to toss a ball or just run around. Dewey Drive Park is located right across the road from its larger cousin, Aquia Park. The walking trail connects to Briarpatch Park.
Friendship Park – 3412 Aquia Drive. A lovely shaded pavilion, ample parking and extensive playground equipment highlight this Section III park. There is also a basketball court and an adult exercise station.
Lions Park – 1200 Aquia Drive. Lions Park is located across from the stables. Here you’ll find a big open field suitable for a game of football, soccer or lacrosse. There is also a large pavilion that can be reserved by residents for special functions which features picnic tables and a jumbo size grill. You’ll also find the access bridge to Government Island, a small swing set and plenty of spots to drop a fishing line. Enjoy the view of the horses but please don’t touch or feed them.
Peace Park – 1221 Washington Drive. Peace Park is in Section I, nestled next to the Preschool and Business Office. It has a playground geared mostly to younger children (under 10) and is gated for extra safety. Kids will enjoy numerous climbing opportunities, a swing set that includes a special needs swing, sand diggers, and several spring based features, all under the shade of a canopy of mature trees. This park also has a book exchange and picnic tables.
Rudolph Park – 3112 Voyage Drive. Another hidden gem in Section III. Rudolph Park lies nestled in the crook of Voyage Drive. The park features a tennis court, basketball courts, volleyball court, tot lot and pavilion.
Schnopp Fishing Park – 2002 Aquia Drive. Also called the ‘fishing park’, Schnopp Park provides a quiet place to fish, picnic or rest. There is also a Memorial Garden where old glory flies proudly in honor of our country and military.
Tennis Courts can be found at two of Aquia Harbour’s parks, Brent Park at the intersection of Washington Drive and Aquia Drive, 1400 Washington Drive, and at Rudolph Park at 3112 Voyage Drive. Use of the courts is on a first come, first served basis.
Walking Trails – Aquia Harbour has walking trails and diamond lanes that connect Sections I & II and stretch from Government Island to Aquia Park. The trail will eventually be connected to the cart path at the golf course creating a nice long foot and bike path. Doggie waste bags stations are conveniently located along stretches of the trail as are benches and keep fit stations. The golf course is a lovely 2+ mile loop but walk at your own risk… golfers have been known to slice. Fore!