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Church Street Water Tower

Grand Opening of Town Centre Park Announced



It’s official, the new Town Centre Park in Kilmarnock will have its Grand Opening, Saturday, July 8, 2017.

“We are planning a wonderful celebration for our entire region” stated Mayor Mae Umphlett. “I have been so excited about this project and we are now ready to share this date with the community”.

Plans are underway for children’s and family programs throughout the morning followed by a free concert by “Soul Expressions” that evening. The day will begin with a number of ceremonial activities from ribbon cutting and dedications to the first use of the children’s water feature, the “Waterworks”. The Water works is a dynamic, zero-depth play area that combines the sensations of different water movements — flowing, misting, and jetting — for an aquatic play adventure. “There will be fun for everyone” stated Umphlett.


Umphlett also unveiled the new Town Centre Park logo, a crisp modern look that features an amphitheatre cupola as its defining feature. “The community asked for an amphitheatre when we were planning the park so we wanted to incorporate an aspect of that into the park’s logo. There is a curved “swoosh” in the design that mimics the curvature of the seating as well. I encourage everyone to go to the Park’s Facebook page to see the logo and to sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up with all the news about the Park.” More details about the Grand Opening day will be announced in the coming months.

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

Hometown Heroes Return Memorial Day Weekend



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

Latest E Newsletter on Town Centre Park

As Town Centre Park construction work is progressing, we will be publishing electronic newsletters on a frequent basis. To receive the news directly into your inbox, email susancockrell@kilmarnockva.com with your name and email address.

March 2017

January 2017

November 2016

 Public Hearing

Remediation of Severe Gully Erosion Project

Sal’s Site:  DEQ SLAF Grant #16-11; NFWF Grant 0603.15.049783

School Site:  DEQ SLAF Grant #16-11; NFWF Grant 0603.15.049783

Developed under a grant from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) Grant Program and a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Service (NFWF), this project consists of the restoration of three stream reaches in Kilmarnock, VA.  The land disturbing activity includes necessary clearing and grubbing, the creation of a new stream channel, and riparian tree, shrub, and emergent plug planting.  The project streams are headwater tributaries of the Norris Prong, which flows to the eastern branch of the Corrotoman River (RA71).  The Norris Prong watershed is approximately 3.98 square miles and is part of the Lower Rappahannock River basin (HUC: 02080104).  There are three project stream reaches referred to as Streams 102, 401, and 100.  Stream reach 102 is also referred to as “Sal’s site”, and Stream reaches 401 and 100 are also referred to as the “School site.”

For more information:


Project Manual


Addenda – Nov.29, 2016

 Town Centre Park Construction Underway:

Dog Park Closed

Park construction is underway! First major activity is leveling the site, preparing the site for drive areas and removing some trees that are behind the amphitheater. The existing dog park is being relocated to the side of the park closest to the library and this will be one of the first things underway. The dog park will not be usable during relocation as the new site is prepared and the old site is dismantled. Thursday, October 2oth was the last day for use of the park until the new site is ready. We still need to complete several items along Town Centre Drive before Scottie’s Yard can open.  PLEASE no trespassing on the site while we are under construction.

Upcoming Events

New Town Centre Park

Kilmarnock Presentation Board overview

For more views, go to our Town Centre Park page.



2015 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 2015 Kilmarnock FINAL 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.

The sodium (salt) concentrations in the water samples collected on 3/26/13, 4/23/2014, and 11/19/2014 were 191ppm, 184ppm, and 180ppm, respectively. This concentration exceeds the recommended maximum contaminant level of 20 ppm for persons on a “strict” sodium diet.

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 2.86 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


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


N. Main St. from Cralle Ct. north


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


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


Connection from N. Main revitalization area to Town Centre Drive


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


Harris Dr. to Rappahannock General Hospital


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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.