Healthy Parks Healthy People

Two visitors are walking on a trail in the park with their two dogs.
Dogs and owners enjoy a walk in the park.


Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and six Virginia State Parks in the Central Virginia Region have created the Healthy Parks, Healthy People program for community members and park visitors. The initiative encourages people to spend more time recreating outdoors on their public lands. The program is a partnership of seven parks including Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Bear Creek Lake State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Holliday Lake State Park, James River State Park, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, and Twin Lakes State Park.
To Participate:
  • Visit one of the seven parks Visitor’s Center’s and pick up a Healthy Parks Healthy People passport booklet. These booklets contain information about the trails at the seven parks, as well as to hold your stamps.
  • Walk one of the trails at the park, and stop in the Visitor’s Center to receive a stamp specific to that park in your passport booklet.
  • Visit each of the parks, walk a trail, and receive a stamp to complete your booklet.
  • Mail the completed Healthy Parks Healthy People booklet to Appomattox Court House NHP P.O. Box 218 Appomattox, Va 24522 or email a picture of your finished booklet to e-mail us
  • Once submitted, you will receive a commemorative patch to recognize you walked at all seven parks, and be entered into a drawing for special prizes, including a National Park Pass and a Virginia State Parks Pass
The Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership’s mission is intended to showcase healthy recreational opportunities on public lands in Central Virginia, to increase awareness of the national and state parks, encourage stewardship of these special places, and promote the park’s importance in tourism and economic development in their communities.
Special Events:
All seven participating parks are additionally holding special events to promote the Healthy Parks Healthy People project. Check our website and Facebook page for upcoming events. Make sure to check the State Parks websites for events at the other six parks.
The September and October dates are as follows:
Wednesday, September 13 @ 6 p.m.  Fun Run – Lee’s Headquarters Pull Off
Saturday, September 16 @ 8 a.m. Birding Walk – Lee’s Headquarters Pull Off
Saturday, September 23 @ 10 a.m. Dog Walk – North Carolina Monument Pull Off
Wednesday, October 11 @ 6 p.m. Fun Run – North Carolina Monument Pull Off
Saturday, October 21 @ 10 a.m. Dog Walk – Lee Headquarters Pull Off
Saturday, October 28 @ 9 a.m. Birding Walk – Appomattox Wayside Pull Off

Last updated: August 30, 2017

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522


(434) 352-8987 x226

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