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.

Halloween Activities:

  • Saturday, October 29th from 4-6 PM: Kilmarnock Kandy for Kids sponsored by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce. Safe trick or treating with the generous Main Street merchants.
  • Saturday, October 29th until 9 PM: Town wide trick or treating for children 12 years old and under.

 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. The new site should be ready in approximately 3 months, weather dependent. PLEASE no trespassing on the site while we are under construction.

Planning Commission Vacancy

The Town of Kilmarnock seeks applications from interested town residents who wish to serve on the Kilmarnock Planning Commission.  Applicants should be qualified by knowledge and experience to make decisions on questions of town growth, comprehensive planning, ordinances, and development.  The Kilmarnock Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at 7pm.  If you wish to serve your community by becoming a member, please submit an application to the Town Hall, c/o Marshall A. Sebra, Planning Director, P.O. Box 1357, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, or by email: msebra@kilmarnockva.com.  For more information, call 435-1552 ext.32.  Applications can be found online at www.kilmarnockva.com or may be picked up at the Town Hall.

Upcoming Events

  • Halloween related:
    • Kandy for Kids, presented by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 from 4 to 6 PM along Main Street.
    • Kilmarnock’s town-wide trick or treating will be Saturday, Oct. 29th as well, dusk until 9 PM per town ordinance.
  • 38th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM. This year’s theme is “A River Christmas”. Applications are through Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce and are due by Monday, November 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Virtual Tour of New Town Centre Park

(There is no audio to this tour.)

More New Details about Kilmarnock’s 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


Visit Virginia's River Realm and plan your next adventure.

 Visit Virginia’s River Realm to plan your  next visit to the River Realm!

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.