A beautiful evergreen-lined lane at the south end of Magnolia Avenue welcomes you to this 85-acre park where benches line the bank of the South River which meanders through the park. With a playground for the kids, a public pool for hot summer days and pavilions for picncs, the park offers something for everyone and has a variety of great settings for family fun.

This small, intimate park perched on the bank of the South River offers opportunities to picnic, fish, and watch wildlife. The park is equipped with two picnic tables as well as a boat ramp. The boat ramp is a perfect spot for paddlers to put in or take out as portions of the Waynesboro Water Trail

The garden provides a tangible special place for people to reflect on the courage, dignity, and hope of those who have overcome cancer and those who have fought it so bravely, but lost. The garden is on a one acre knoll at the south entrance to Ridgeview Park off Northgate Avenue. A walkway leads you through an array of low growing shrubs, brightly colored flowers, all full of green leaves in the summer and beautiful color in the fall. Special benches line the walkways throughout the garden for your convenience.
Come ring the Peoples Bell three times to celebrate the end of treatments, to remember a loved one, or to bring hope for cure for all. A grass path leads visitors down to the South River for those who want to sit and listen to the quiet ripple of the water. Numerous plaques displayed in and around the garden explain the deep commitment from businesses, organizations, and individuals who believe in the fight against cancer.

We invite you to experience this beautiful gateway to nature, remembering the blessings of good health.

The South River Greenway runs for 2 miles along the South River from the Loth Springs Parking area on Arch Avenue, behind the YMCA, to the North Park, north of downtown. The paved trail is open to walkers, runners, and bikers and features views of the South River, historic placards, birdwatching opportunities, and an arboretum.

The city of Waynesboro’s landfill was closed in 2003 in accordance with the Virginia Depatrment of Enironmental Quality requirements. The 107 acre property includes approximately 17 acres incorporating the closed landfill. The goal of the City is to provide public access to this area for passive recreational uses and development of a trail system for walking and mountain biking. A decade after the closure the City began taking steps to this end, utilizing the services of Community Design Assistnace Center from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to help develop a master plan for the development of ‘Sunset Park’. Today the City has a concept plan based on that early work and is seeking funding from City Council and other organizations to fund the construction of the park.

In 2018, the City of Waynesboro recieved a VDOT Recreation Access Grant to make vital upgrades to the existing gravel road leading up to the top of the landfill. Construction is not expected until fall/winter of 2019.

This 14-acre park is bordered by the South River. North Park offers something for everyone from picnicking, youth baseball, basketball, and a new playground.