Welcome to Kilmarnock! Whether it’s  your first visit or you are here year round, we’re glad you’re here and enjoying all that Kilmarnock and Virginia’s River Realm has to offer.

Church Street Water Tower

Town Centre Park News

The Park is open daily dawn to dusk.

Waterworks is now closed. See you next year!

For all the Guidelines  for a fun and safe visit at the Park, click here.

Feel free to “Like” & “Follow Us” on our Kilmarnock Town Centre Park Facebook page and www.kilmarnockva.com for updates.

Upcoming Events in Kilmarnock:

  • November 25 Countdown to Christmas: 4:30 PM

  • Start a new family tradition by helping to light the Town’s Christmas tree in Town Centre Park. Enjoy caroling, hot cocoa and cookies plus a special arrival by a jolly old elf and then light up the GIANT Christmas tree.

  • December 8: Kilmarnock’s 39th annual Lighted Christmas Parade:

  • 5:30 PM starts pre parade fun downtown, the children visit with Santa at the fire house and the parade starts down Main Street at 7:00 PM. Brought to you by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce. For more information on how to register to be in the parade, click here.

  • Town Centre Park will be available for parking but only in the parking spaces.  Parking is not allowed in the grass along Main Street.

  • December 16 & 17- SOLD OUT: The Kilmarnock Trolley Express 

  • Inspired by the iconic film and award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life in this 90 minute experience. Read along with the story as the trolley makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy dancing, hot cocoa, cookies and a special gift for each child. Families can come dressed in their pajamas, enter the Trolley Express station and take part in this magical experience. The whole park will be decorated with lights, music and theatrical characters.

    • This is a ticketed event with seating limited to 26 per departure time. All attendees to the event must be ticketed and NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
    • Saturday, December 16: 4:30 PM (SOLD OUT), 5:30 PM  (SOLD OUT) or 6:30 PM  (SOLD OUT) (SOLD OUT) departure times
    • Sunday, December 17: 4:30 PM (SOLD OUT), 5:30 PM  (SOLD OUT) or 6:30 PM (SOLD OUT) departure times
    • Tickets are $10 per person.
  • THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND NO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. For more information, go to the Kilmarnock Trolley Express page.

For more on how to have an event at the Town Centre Park and a quick look at how to have fun in the Park, learn more here.

You can sponsor a piece of the Park too! Learn more about how to be a sponsor. . . . .

Hometown Heroes Are Back!

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Hometown Heroes return!  These banners hang along Main Street from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

2018 banners are now being sold! For more information on how to purchase, go to www.kilmarnockva.com/celebrating-hometown-heroes

 

 Public Hearing:

Public Hearing #1: : regarding the sale of a 0.11 acre parcel of land currently owned by the town to Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department for $1. The parcel is located at 71 School Street and is further described as a portion of Tax Map 23A-21-14A.

Public hearing #2: regarding the proposed sale a 6.723 acre parcel near Technology Drive to Franklin Mechanical Corporation for $95,000. The parcel is further described as Tax Map parcel 28-155A.

2016 Consumer Confidence Report on Your Public Water is Available

The annual public water quality report on Kilmarnock’s water system is now available. Click here for the complete 2016-Kilmarnock Consumer Confidence Report or come by the Town Hall at 1 North Main Street to pick up a copy.

The quality of your drinking water must meet state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Each year, the Department of Health requires water system providers to report to the public on the quality of their drinking water. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.

WHAT DO THE RESULTS SHOW? All identified contaminants are within the limits established by the Virginia Dept. of Health. No items require actions to be taken.

There is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under nine years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent. Cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per liter (mg/l) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth (dental fluorosis). The drinking water provided by your community water system had a fluoride concentration of 3.09 mg/l . Dental fluorosis in its moderate or severe forms may result in a brown staining and or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only in developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove the fluoride to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products. Older children and adults may safely drink the water.

Sidewalk Refurbishment Underway

Several areas of Kilmarnock are having existing sidewalks refurbished or have new sidewalks under consideration. The Streets subcommittee of Town Council began this process in 2014 by walking our neighborhoods and identifying several areas for improvement. Later potential areas for new sidewalks were considered. Each area was reviewed with the first priority to be repairs to existing locations, then several new areas would follow for consideration.

Locations for Repairs\Refurbishment:

Existing Locations

Status

Irvington Rd. near Ross’s Rings

Completed 2\15\15

E. Church St. near Currie Funeral Home

Completed 7\15

E. Church St. near 66 E. Church St.

Completed 4\15\15

S. Main at the Learning Center

Completed 7\15\15

S. Main St. at Weekends Fashions (exposed pipe to be removed)

 Completed 10\14\15

Last section on S. Main (east side) by Planing Mill

Completed 7\15\15

At U.S. Post Office

  Pending

N. Main St. from Cralle Ct. north

  Pending

Potential Locations for New Sidewalks

In Priority Order (established by the Town Council Streets Committee)

East side of S. Main Steet to below New St. John’s Church

 Completed 10\14\15

Town Centre Drive

 Pending

School St. from Lancashire to N. Main St. Intersection

 Pending

Connection from N. Main revitalization area to Town Centre Drive

 Pending

Irvington Rd. (where sidewalks end) to Harris Dr.

 Pending

Harris Dr. to Rappahannock General Hospital

 Pending

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Meetings Now On-line

Kilmarnock’s Town Council and Planning Commission meetings are now available on line for viewing. The meetings are accessible at no charge. Each meeting should be posted within 1-2 business days of the meeting. Visit the Kilmarnock, VA pages to select the meeting you are interested in.