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Parks and Recreation

Two 18-hole public golf courses and one private club are located in Powhatan, as is the Virginia State Golf Association statewide golf and education center, named the Independence Golf Club. This beautiful 27-hole course, Tom Fazio’s only daily-fee golf course in Virginia, was designed to generate enough operating funds to support the programs for the betterment of golf in Virginia.

There are an estimated 170,000 horses in the State of Virginia, with more than 2,000 in the Powhatan area. There are horse clubs, as well as many horse-related businesses within the County, which include veterinary services, trailer sales, farm and feed stores and independent riding instructors.

Fighting Creek Park is a 220-acre facility containing athletic fields, playgrounds, hiking trails, the public library, animal shelter, the Powhatan Fire Company, the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA and National Guard Armory. With the addition of a new Parks and Recreation Manager, there are many opportunities for the young and the old to be active and healthier. To learn more about specific opportunities visit:

Powhatan’s YMCA draws families to the many activities and family events it offers to the community. Children and adults can learn to swim or participate in competitive team activities at their beautiful pool. More information is available at

Local businesses offer yoga, gymnastics, fitness training, aerobic classes and a myriad of fun activities and outings for everyone!

The Powhatan Wildlife Management Area includes 4,462 acres under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, providing hunting and fishing. The department also maintains two public boat landings.

The Powhatan Youth Athletic Association, the Powhatan Recreation Advisory Committee and the Powhatan Soccer Association provide recreational activities for sportsmen and women of all ages. The County owns several baseball, softball and soccer fields. Playgrounds and athletic fields are also located at four local public schools. The County offers several private swimming pools, as well as a family campground, Cozy Acres, open seasonally, April 1 through December 1.

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