Address: #1 Valley Way Hurricane, WV 25526 View Map
Phone: (304) 562-0518

About Us

Putnam County Parks and Recreation has five parks. Each park has many amenities to make your day special and memorable. Whether you’re looking for an exciting water slide or wave pool located in Valley Park or just having a lovely family picnic at our Hometown Roadside Park. We would like to invite you to come out to see us and enjoy our hospitality.




Putnam County Parks & Recreation FAQ

Now that the pool season is finished, what do parks employees do in the fall and winter?
Parks employees continue to mow until late in the year. In addition to care of the grounds, we work on various projects that had to be suspended for the summer such as walking trail construction.

What types of events are planned for this fall and winter?
We are hosting several classes such as beginning photography, ballet, zumba, ballroom dance, a beginning sewing class and karate. If anyone is interested they can call the office at 304-562-0518 or check out our Facebook page.

Are there any major events upcoming at the park?
We will be starting to get set for our annual "Yuletide in the Park" in just a few weeks. We will begin setting our Christmas displays the middle of October.

How was the 2014 pool season?
Our pool season was decent. We had a higher than average number of patrons visit the wave pool. Unfortunately we lost money this year. Calculated price reductions coupled with a short pool season and a poor economy hurt our season. We will recover, however.

What plans do you have for the wave pool and putnam county parks?
We have begun the process of putting together a 15-20 year comprehensive strategic plan for Putnam county parks and the wave pool. I am also working on plans to add a lazy river, swimming lagoon and spray pad to the wave pool. Big things will be happening at Putnam County Parks.

The Valley Park (60 Acres):
Waves of Fun Water Park
Valley Park Community Center
18-Hole Mini Golf Course
Baseball and Softball Fields
Tennis Courts
Beach Volley Ball Court
Hernshaw Soccer Field
Multi-Purpose Fields
Stocked Catch & Release Ponds
4 Miles of Walking Trails
Outdoor Amphitheatre
Seasonal Synthetic Ice Rink
4 Picnic Shelters
Large Picnic Shelter (seats 250)
Fenced-in Dog Park with Obstacles

The Valley Park Community Center:
The Valley Park Community Center has a complete commercial grade serving kitchen, 24 round tables, 225 comfortable chairs and lighting that can be dimmed to create a subtle, romantic mood or used at full capacity for a bright, festive occasion.

The Putnam County Park (200 Acres):
Putnam County Pool
Baseball Fields
Picnic Shelters
Outdoor Amphitheater
Stock Barns
Horse Show Ring
Basketball Courts
Little Buffalo Creek
Restored Lett Creek One Room Schoolhouse
10 Miles of Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails
Rest Facilities

The Hometown Roadside Park (2 Acres):
Picnic Shelters
Historic Roadside Markers
George Washington Memorial Marker

Esther and Norman Walter Nature Park
Check back soon!