Located on the western edge of town, along the North River, this park is a wonderful combination of open, sunny spaces as well as cool, shady areas. The picnic shelter has 10 tables, a stone fireplace , a BBQ grill, and available water. Other amenities include down rush vista, a playground, swing set, restrooms, and numerous picnic tables and BBQ grills throughout the park. Enjoy the 0.3 mile path that meanders through the backside of Wildwood and visit the various markers that give interesting environmental facts about the local plants and wildlife. Fishing is allowed and is subject to the regulations of the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries. Parking at Wildwood is LIMITED with 29 spaces available. There is a hitching post for horses. Please note that there is NO off-street parking. Park shelter reservations are free for Bridgewater town residents with an active B-Rec membership.
- Wildwood Shelter
Wildwood shelter offers 10 tables and a stone fireplace. All shelters have electric, water, grills and trash receptacles. Prohibited areas to visitors include the fenced area at the Wildwood dam; and the private property across the back fence of Wildwood. There are only 7 parking spaces at the Wildwood shelter and 22 spaces for Wildwood Park. NO Parking is allowed on W. Bank Street. A fishing license is required. NO fishing and/or “dipping” is allowed on or from the dam. Dipping is only allowed BELOW the dam.
Park playgrounds are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Park restrooms are open daily 12p-6p.
Shelters must be reserved 48 hours prior to event. Reservations can be made on this website with a credit card OR in person at the Bridgewater Community Center, 201 Green St, Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 5pm, with cash or check. Town Residents that have a B-Rec Membership may reserve the shelters at no cost.
All others will be charged as follows:
- Mon-Thurs Reservations are $10 total for the first three hours, and $5/hr for each additional hour.
- Fri, Sat, Sun Reservaations are $25 total for the first three hours, and $10/hr for each additional hour.
Park shelter reservations may be made beginning November 1 for the following year. Shelters are available for reservation between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
ALL SHELTER RESERVATIONS ARE FINAL. Refunds will not be given for cancellation or inclement weather.
For questions about weddings and special events, please call 540-908-4212.
All park restrooms close generally the first week in November, weather depending.
- Wildwood Park
- 606 West Bank Street
- Bridgewater, VA 22812