Walton Park

At the beginning of 2020, the Town of Mineral voted to transfer the ownership of Walton Park to the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department.  The Mineral Volunteer Fire Department has taken over the maintenance and management of the park.

 

Some history on the park...

The land was originally owned by Senator H. H. and Elizabeth Trice Walton and was used as a town dump in the 1950s.  In 1965, following a meeting with town residents Peyton Noel and Goodman Duke in which Noel said he wanted to develop the land and use it for horse shows as a fundraiser for the fire department, Mrs. Trice decided to deed the land to the fire department.  However, because the fire department was not incorporated  at the time it could not own property so the land was instead deeded to the town.   The original members of the fire department worked on the land so they would be able to hold equestrian events on the land.  MVFD held the Mineral Horse Show From 1965 to 1981.  MVFD started hosting the Mineral Bluegrass Festival beginning in 1983 and continuing until 2016 when attendance dropped off and expenses outweighed the profits.  The Mineral Bluegrass Festival brought thousands of people to Mineral over the three-day event.  Some of the more recent events held at the park include the LCHS homecoming parade, Louisa County Parks and Recreation's Friday evening summer music events and their annual Fall Festival.  Other groups use the park for community Easter Egg hunts as well as events such as the Alzheimer's Walk or fundraising activities.

The Future...

The members of MVFD are working on a plan to make the park safer and add some attractions to the park.  We also will be renting the park and pavilion for events.  If you would like to rent the park please fill out the form below:

Walton Park Reservation
 
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