Recreation


Public ParksChildren Playing

Dan Daniel Memorial Park covers 150 acres along the Dan River. The park, located on Riverpoint Drive, just off of U.S. Highways 29 and 58, contains picnic grounds, a variety of hiking trails, bicycle trails, soccer and football fields, volleyball court and other facilities, including the home of the Danville Braves, farm club of the Atlanta Braves. Baseball fans can see games weekly June through August.

Ballou Park, located on West Main Street, features 107 acres of wooded grounds, lighted tennis courts, an athletic field, a one-mile nature trail, a 1.5 mile fitness trail, an amphitheater, picnic areas with ovens, horseshoe pits, disc golf course and the enchanted forest playground.

Chatham Town Park, located behind Town Hall, features shady picnic areas for family outings.

The Gretna Town Park has playground equipment, a volleyball court, walking trails and picnic shelters.  Gretna’s Elba Park has baseball fields, picnic facilities and playground equipment.

Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park, located in beautiful Dan Daniel Memorial Park. The park was constructed as a community effort in memory of teenager Philip Wyatt and contains 8,800 square feet of 6' by 3' quarter pipes, grind boxes, rails, a half pyramid and much more. The Skate Park is an unsupervised park, open from dawn to dusk. The skate park is also available for private rentals.

Riverwalk Trail
With the ability to lure walkers, bikers, and moms with strollers through beautiful parks and natural areas, historic sites, and businesses, this trail along the Dan River links our past to our future. The 6 mile paved path is designed for use by walkers, bikers, roller-bladers, those with disabilities and others. From this path, connection may be made to woodland trails and facilities at Dan Daniel and Anglers Parks, the Carrington Pavilion, Danville's Science Center, as well as historic Downtown Danville.

Public Golf Courses

Ringgold Golf Club
State Road 734 off U. S. 58 East, (434) 822-8728

Caswell Pines Golf Club
County Home Road off U.S. 86 South in Yanceyville, NC
(910) 694-2255

Cedars Country Club
Anderson Mill Road, Chatham
(434) 656-9909
Open to the public on weekdays

Southern Hills Golf Course and Swim Club
188 Stokesland Avneue, Danville
(434) 793-2582

Horseback Riding

Smith Mountain Farm & Stables LLC
7661 Grassland Drive, Sandy Level, (434) 927-5199
www.smithmountainstables.com

Shady Knolls Stables
58 West, contact Phyllis Brown, at (434) 685-7600

William Wiseman Farm
Route 878 in Bachelors Hall, (434) 685-7568

Cherrystone Farm
Route 29 Bypass in Chatham, (434) 432-4735 or 432-8494

Area Lakes

Buggs Island Lake
50 miles east near Clarksville, Virginia

Philpott Lake
45 miles west near Martinsville, Virginia

Elkhorn Lake
Sandy Beach, pool, slides, basketball, volleyball, camping
(800) 680-5253 

Leesville Lake
40 miles northwest (located in Pittsylvania, Campbell, and Bedford Counties)

Smith Mountain Lake
30 miles northwest (located in Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Bedford Counties)

*Paradise Lake & Campground
(434) 836-2620
(866)-836-2126
www.paradiselakeandcampground.com

Hyco Lake
25 miles southeast near Roxboro, North Carolina

General

Danville Stadium Cinemas 12
3601 Riverside Drive, Danville, (434) 792-9885

*The Gretna Theatre
107 North Main Street, Gretna, (434) 656-3377

*Riverside Lanes
3215 Riverside Drive, Danville, (434) 791-2695
www.bowlriverside.com 

Skatetown of Danville
1049 Piney Forest Road, Danville, (434) 835-0011

Tiny Town Golf
643 Arnett Blvd., Danville, (434) 799-0142

*Denotes Chamber Members