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Beckley Parks & Recreation

Right in the heart of Beckley, New River Park offers on Olympic sized pool, waterslide, tennis courts, basketball court, shelters, picnic & grill facilities, horseshoe pits, fitness trail and playground.

New River Park also has a 17 space campground with full hookups. INFO: 304-256-1747

Find additional recreational opportunities at:

  • Community Parks: Maxwell Hill, Ridge Avenue, Scott Avenue, Temple Street, Glenn Avenue, Barber Avenue, Simpkins Street, East Park, Stanbury Courts, Ewart Avenue
  • Beckley Freedom Park: skate park, big toy & playground, basketball court, shelters on Eisenhower Drive
  • Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail: 3.6 mile paved trail from Mabscott to Cranberry Creek Crossing with spur to New River Park, may be used for hiking, biking, skating. The Annual McManus 5k Run & Walk is set for June 4.th
  • Thornhill Courts on 2nd Street: basketball courts & big toy

Planning a Special Event?

Consider renting one of the City’s facilities:
New River Park Shelters – call 304-256-1748
Maxwell Hill Community Center & Shelter – 304-256-1748
Pool Parties – 304-256-1795
Word Park Gazebo on Neville Street – 304-256-1748

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

Tours run daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm.
The Coal Camp & Youth Museum hours are daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Check out the new Company Store Visitors’ Center which houses the gift shop and museum open 10am to 6pm

Admission: Adults -$20.00; Kids (4-12) - $12.00; Seniors (55 & over) - $15.00; Grounds only - $10.00; Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
For more information, call 304-256-1747 or visit www.beckleymine.com. 

Summer Recreation Programs

Swimming :

New River Park Pool Admission:

Daily Rates: 



Children 5-17



Adults (18+)



Senior Citizens



Children 4 & under are FREE with paying adult
10-24 $3.50 $5.50
25-50 $3.00 $4.50
50 & over $2.00 $3.00


Call now to get your early bird season passes! 304-256-1795

Passes – May – June 3rd:



Early Bird Family Pass



($35 per each additional up to 10)

Early Bird Single Pass



Passes After June 3rd:



Family Pass up to 6



($35 per each additional up to 10)

Single Pass



Each member receives a parking pass for the parking lot.
You may make payments – ½ down – rest paid by 7/1/2011

New River Park Pool Hours:
Pool opens season on May 28th!
Monday : 12:00-6:00pm
Tuesday – Friday – 12:00-6:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm-6:00pm

Swimming Lessons at New River Park Pool:

Dates to be announced – All classes are held Monday-Wednesday-Friday for two weeks.  Classes are taught by certified instructors.
Class Price: $35.00 for first child and $30.00 for second child.
Group lessons of 10 or more are $25.00 per child
Lifeguard classes will also be made available upon request.
For reservations or to book parties, call 304-256-1795.

Pool may be rented between 6 and 9pm – Up to 200 people – Pool = $125 hour; Pool & Slide = $175 hour (Price includes lifeguards). For over 200 people, price available upon request.

City of Beckley Summer Tennis Programs:

Tennis Tournament

The 2013 Beckley Open Tennis Tournament will be held May 23rd -29th at the New River Park Courts.

Men & Women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles and high school. Singles $15. Doubles $30 per team. Deadline to enter is May 22th at 7pm. Call 304-256-1797 or 304-237-1637

Summer Tennis Camp

High School Tennis Clinic for 9th-12th grades – starts June 13th.  Call 304-256-1797 or 304-237-1637 for more details.

Kids Tennis Camp for ages 5-15 – Sign-ups will be held on June 11th, noon at the Ewart Avenue courts.  Costs $30 for 3 months. Info: 304-256-1797 or 304-237-1637.

2013 Summer Tennis League

The City of Beckley Summer Tennis League is accepting sign-ups for the summer.  Schedule – Tuesdays Men’s Tennis League begins on June 11th; Thursdays Women’s League begins on June 13th.   Doubles league held on Fridays beginning June 14th.  Call Sam White at 304-256-1797 or 304-237-1637 to register or for more details.