Putnam County

Located within 30 minutes of West Virginia’s two biggest cities, Valley Park in Hurricane, WV has long attracted visitors to its Waves of Fun pool, generous walking trails and seasonal activities and events. But with a $15 million renovation that includes a new conference center, a new regulation-sized soccer field, and new baseball/softball fields, Valley Park is set to become a premiere event and sports tournament destination for the region.

“I have seen so much transformation with Valley Park being re-built from the ground up. The grand re-opening of Valley Park in May of 2018 will allow others to see the final product of this project’s ingenuity and effort. There is no greater feeling than building a park that impacts our community in a profound way.”

Visitors to the park can enjoy small town charm with a warm welcome in the area’s growing local food scene and boutique shops. Or guests can be in downtown Charleston or Huntington within minutes to access even more arts, culture and historic attractions.

“Putnam County’s convenient location in the heart of West Virginia’s Metro Valley gives visitors the opportunity to experience the best of West Virginia’s two largest cities while getting away and relaxing in an area full of small town charm,” explains Kelli Dailey, Putnam County CVB Executive Director. “These upgrades to Valley Park make what was already a centerpiece in our community even more of a jewel that we can’t wait for people to enjoy.”

Additional planned upgrades to Valley Park include an 18-hole disc golf course, an expanded green space for community events, an all-inclusive playground, a playground obstacle course and 40 yard dash with interactive timing features, and new tennis courts. The conference center can seat over 1,000 guests in conference-style seating and more than 400 at tables. The space may be divided into thirds for breakout sessions and features high quality sound and visual technology.

“The Valley Park Conference Center will be a centerpiece in the county. Our goal is to host large conferences, banquets, weddings, and receptions. It will be the perfect place to host your event. Our venues offer large and small spaces that give you the flexibility to create your ideal atmosphere.”