The Pulaski Parks and Facilities Department manages over 800 acres of parkland, several recreational facilities, the New River Trail Extension, Gatewood Park and Reservoir, and the Pulaski Senior Center.
Gatewood Park and Reservoir encompasses over 700 acres in the heart of Jefferson National Forest, including the 160-acre reservoir, the Town’s water impoundment. Open from April to October, the park boasts a 42-site campground complete with water and electric hook-ups, hot water, shower house, playground, and many beautiful waterfront campsites. There is also a day use area for picnicking. Boats, electric motors, canoes, and paddleboats are for rent in the waterside camp store and office. No petroleum-powered motors are allowed on the lake.
The Pulaski Senior Center, located on Washington Avenue across from the Post Office, is a familiar and popular spot among the area’s senior citizens. Offering a wide variety of activities such as crafts, rook & phase 10, coffee hour, potluck dinners, round table discussions, musical jams and trips and tours, the Center serves over 7,400 visitors annually.
The Pulaski Parks and Facilities Department is a very active, year round operation that strives to provide a variety of services to as broad a cross section of the community as possible. It is also a governmental agency that receives support from, and welcomes input from, individuals, civic groups, and other organizations throughout the area.
The public is encouraged to contact the department at (540) 994-8624.