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Carter Park


Carter Park Picnic Shelter Rules and Regulations

Park Facility Rental Form


  1. Basketball Court
  2. Horseshoe Pit
  3. Parking
  4. Parking Lot
  5. Pavilion
  6. Picnic Areas
  7. Playground
  8. Public Restrooms
  9. Restrooms
  10. Swimming
  11. Swimming Pool


This park is located between South Center Street and Maple Street and consists of about 13.5 acres, most of which is heavily wooded. Carter Park is the centerpiece of the Ashland park system. It contains a junior Olympic size swimming pool, one-half basketball court, a picnic shelter and picnic area, playground, and gravel trails in the woods. 

If you're riding through or in Ashland we have a bike repair station located in the parking lot nearest Ashcake Road. There's also plenty of parking for folks who want to visit the Ashland Trolley Line Trail, which is the most northern section of the regional Fall Line Trail.

Reserve Carter Park Picnic Shelter

The Carter Park Picnic Shelter is available for reservations, in accordance with the shelter rules and regulations. For reservation inquiries, fill out the reservation form and email to or mail to Town Hall, PO Box 1600, Ashland, VA 23005. Reservation forms may also be dropped off in person at Town Hall, Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-6:00pm. Town Hall is located at 121 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005. 

Reservations are not confirmed until payment is made in full.

Look at the calendar below for available dates to reserve the Carter Park picnic shelter.

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