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Amherst County Parks:
Coolwell Park& Community Center-This park has a picnic area with grills, a play area for children, restrooms, lighted all-purpose fields (soccer, football, and softball), outdoor basketball courts, a nature trail, an outdoor amphitheatre and a remote control raceway!
Mill Creek Lake-This park, considered by many residents to be the most scenic, rests on a 190 acre watershed lake that is open for fishing only (no gasoline powered boats allowed). It consists of a boat ramp, picnic tables and grills, play area for children and restroom facilities.
Monacan Park-located on the scenic and historic James River, offers a boat ramp and small dock for boat access to the river, a covered picnic pavilion and picnic area, a play area for children and restroom facilities.
Stonehouse Lake Park-This park rests on a beautiful 41 acre Watershed lake and is open for fishing only. There is a boat ramp providing access into the lake (no gasoline powered boats allowed). A covered picnic pavilion, picnic tables and grills, a play area for children, and restroom facilities makes this park an attractive setting for family/group picnics and activities.
Thrashers Lake Park-Located in the Temperance area of the county, this park rests on an attractive 36 acre watershed lake open for fishing only. It consists of a boat ramp (no gasoline powered boats allowed) picnic tables and grills, a play area for children and restroom facilities. For more information, call 946-9371.