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Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Northam announced on Monday 3/24/20 that all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year which includes Franklin City Public Schools. Also, all city buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. Governor Northam announced on March 30,2020, a stay at home order for Virginia residents effective immediately..

Parks and Recreation


The Franklin Department of Parks & Recreation offers a well-rounded yearly program of leisure time activities for children, young adults and senior citizens of the Franklin area. The athletic section offers sports programs and organized leagues for youth and adults for softball/baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Area senior citizens meet daily at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and are involved with activities as, arts & crafts, exercise programs, table games, as well as a lunch program. The department offers special annual programs as the Youth Festival, The Summer Super Jam Playground Program and a slate of special activities for Black History Month. 

Parks & Facilities:

The Franklin Department of Parks & Recreation operates and manages eleven  recreational areas, which includes facilities and parks, for indoor as well as outdoor activities. Whether you’re planning a wedding, family reunion or a softball tournament, the Franklin Parks & Recreation has a facility  for your use or rent. Persons or organizations interested in reserving a park or facility can pick up an application at the main office of the department or fill out the application under Forms and Documents. 

  • Armory Drive Recreational Park
  • Barrett's Landing Park
  • Bruce Street Park
  • College Drive Park
  • Hayden Sports Complex
  • Memorial Park
  • High Street Park
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center



 Due to COVID-19 Franklin Parks & Recreation special events, afternoon activities, and sports leagues are cancelled until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any further questions please contact our department at 757-562-2475 between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm.