The Town of Purcellville is an ideal place to live, work, and play. Home to Franklin Park and the Franklin Park Arts Center, recreational options are available to residents and visitors with a variety of interests. Franklin Park is a Loudoun County park encompassing 203 acres in the western part of town. The park has multiple trails to be used for horseback riding, hiking, walking, trail running, and dog walking. Also in the park are an outdoor swimming pool, catch-and-release pond, playground, sports fields, and a disc-golf course.
Franklin Park is home to the Franklin Park Arts Center, a venue for the fine arts. The center hosts performances of plays, concerts, children’s theatre, and more. On display in the center’s gallery are a variety of temporary exhibits.
The Purcellville community promotes annual events such as a town-wide tag sale, July 4th fireworks display, and parades on July 4th and at Christmastime. Purcellville hosts some regular festivals as well, three of the more popular being the Loudoun Grown Expo, the Purcellville Music and Arts Festival, and the Purcellville Wine & Food Festival. These events exhibit vast and varied showcases of locally made foods, wines, arts, music, and other activities.
Runners, walkers, cyclists, skaters, and even horseback riders will enjoy the section of the W&OD trail which ends in town. The Washington and Old Dominion trail is a 45-mile long, 100-foot wide multi-use rail-trail owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. The park is open from dawn to dusk and is even used by some area bicycle commuters as a route across Loudoun County and beyond.
An open-air Farmers’ Market operates in Purcellville, year round. Vendors are also the growers/producers, and are local to Loudoun County. The market is an ideal place to buy locally grown foods and locally produced products, meet the farmers and small businesspeople, and mingle with the community.
In the video above, watch visitors from Fox 5 describe the fun they had one summer day in Purcellville. For more info on some of the locations seen in the video, check out the following websites: