The Stafford County Department of Parks and Recreation held grand opening ceremonies on Saturday, October 18th to celebrate the newest addition to the county’s park system. Patawomeck Park cost $4.8M to construct and has the most modern facilities. Lighted and irrigated soccer, football and softball fields, as well as restrooms and a picnic pavilion are ready for public use. Patawomeck Park is the result of a land transfer between the county and the Moncure family. The family gave the county the land for the park and donated $500,000 towards construction in exchange for the old Fritter Park which was closed. The land that was Fritter Park is now part of the Quantico Corporate Center.
Patawomeck Park is located off Route 1 in the Widewater section at 25 Chopawamsic Parkway in Stafford. For more information contact the Stafford Department of Parks and Recreation at 540-658-4871 or visit their website at http://www.stafford.va.us/parks.