Colonial Beach Community Center
The Colonial Beach Community Center property and building, located at 717 Marshall Avenue, on the Point, is owned by the Town of Colonial Beach, but managed and maintained by the Foundation. The building was built and originally maintained by the Lions Club.
Learn more about the Colonial Beach Community Center
The Foundation rents the Community Center property and building from the Town for $10 per year, and is financially responsible for its upkeep, maintenance, and utilities. Many civic organizations use the building for meetings, classes, workshops, and more. Individuals can rent the Community Center for private parties and gatherings.
In its early days, the Colonial Beach Playhouse held performances at the Community Center, which helped it grow and ultimately purchase its own building on Hawthorne Ave. The Guadalupe Free Clinic used the Community Center for COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The Community Center also has been used for activities hosted by the Town of Colonial Beach Parks and Recreation Department, memorial services, celebrations, yoga, line dancing, and church services--to name a few examples.
Electricity, water, grass cutting, cleaning, general upkeep, and anything else that arises is the Foundation's responsibility. Scheduling events, coordinating maintenance and service providers, and paying bills are all managed by volunteers, who contribute countless hours, and depend on donations (monetary, goods, and services) and income generated through rental fees. All of which contribute to making the Colonial Beach Community Center a nice gathering place.
Using the Community Center
The Foundation uses the community center for many of its own events, but also rents it to individuals and other organizations for meetings, events, and celebrations. It has a kitchen, two restrooms inside plus an accessible restroom outside, tables and chairs, an outdoor stage and large field, and ample parking. Check availability, and reserve a date and time below. You will be asked to complete and submit an application before your reservation is confirmed. Once your application is approved, you will receive confirmation.
Request a reservation here.
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For more information about using the Community Center, email Mitzi Saffos.
A Special Thank You
The Foundation is grateful for the generosity of these Colonial Beach businesses who help us repair, improve, and maintain the Community Center building and grounds:
A & B Lawn & Landscape
Rankin's True Value Hardware
Stuart E. Camp Plumbing, Heating, & Contracting
We also are grateful to the Keep Virginia Beautiful organization, which provided us a small grant.