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Altavista has excellent parks and community facilities, both public and private, available for use by its citizens.
The offerings for recreation in Altavista are quite diverse. Facilities include a boat launch, fishing piers, walking paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. Other recreation choices are available at a local golf course and a YMCA. The YMCA provides a full complement of facilities as well as all-day care for children ages two years old and older.
There are 61 acres of local park land in Altavista. Parks and recreation facilities in the town are operated and maintained primarily by the Town although some operation/maintenance on certain facilities is shared with the Altavista Area YMCA. The Town maintains two community parks and three neighborhood parks. A third community park is maintained through a partnership with the Altavista Area YMCA.
Altavista in located on the Staunton River,that offers fishing and canoeing opportunities from our public boat launch , located right in the heart of town.
About 35 miles to the northwest, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer virtually all the benefits of an unspoiled mountain environment, including majestic scenery and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.  Only a few miles to the west begins the Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes complex built by Appalachian Power Company, a resource famous for its beautiful scenery and outstanding aquatic recreation.
Campbell County Department of Recreation also offers programs to Altavista residents.
Altavista Area YMCA
Campbell County Parks and Recreation