The Weyers Cave Ruritan Park is managed by the Weyers Cave Recreation Association. The land for the 25 acre park was generously donated by the Houff family. It contains a .8 mile paved walking trail, soccer fields, softball fields, a children’s playground, a concession stand, restrooms, a barbecue pit, and a pavilion.
In order to keep up with the costs associated with lights, mowing, reseeding the fields, mowing, etc., there are charges applied to group activities. Fields or pavilions must be reserved by calling Paul Wilson or Martha Carper at 234-8302. A $5 per player per season foot fee is required for the fields.
Alcohol, firearms, and illegal activities are not permitted in the park. Driving motor vehicles on the footpath is also not allowed. In addition, unscheduled use of the fields, particularly when they have recently been seeded, is not permitted.
The park is adjacent to the Weyers Cave Community Center, which rents out separately and is managed by the Weyers Cave Community Center Board.
Although there are private companies that take your trash to the landfill, most of the Weyers Cave residents just take it there themselves. The closest one to most Weyers Cave residents is in Mt Sidney, at the intersection of Route 11 and Route 696. It is open from 7 am to 5:30 pm in the winter, and during Daylight Savings Time is open until 6:30 pm. For more information, here is the link to the Augusta County website for Recycling Locations.
Used but fixable computers and other electronics can be dropped off at Equipping the Saints.
If you have a craving for food, of course you can shop at Super Save or the Dollar Store or a gas station. Super Save has a wonderful lunch/dinner take-out counter. The Sheetz on Route 11 has been wonderful to have locally. But the two places you might not think of are the airport, where you can enjoy watching the planes come in and out, or Karis in Mt. Sidney for a nice homemade meal on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for $5. Karis also has some wonderful desserts and herb teas. It’s a nice cafe to meet for a ladies’ day out!
Yes, there IS a bus that comes to Weyers Cave. In fact, there are two. One goes north to JMU and swings by Dayton and Bridgewater and then back to the stop at Blue Ridge Community College. The other goes south to Staunton and you can transfer on it to get to Waynesboro. The good news is that it is only fifty cents, and free if you are students or faculty. The bad news is that in order to park near the only bus stop in Weyers Cave, you must have a student or faculty sticker from Blue Ridge on your car. (No kidding!) But you can park in front of the Criminal Justice Center and hike over to the bus stop. It’s about a quarter of a mile.
The bus drivers are super and let you out anywhere along the route, and will even pick you up at a different place along the route if you call ahead. Buses leave every hour on the hour starting at 7 am and the last bus leaves BRCC at 8 pm Monday through Thursday. If there is someone at Blue Ridge that needs the bus at 9 pm, it will make another run! (The busdriver eats from 7 to 8 pm, so no bus service then.) Friday buses leave BRCC from 7 am to 5 pm and no bus service on Saturday or Sunday. PLEASE CALL CATS Mountain Bus Service at 800-305-0077 to check out these times and service before you ride.
The not-really-all-knowing webmistress understands that the answer is “no”, although there are almost certainly some very small ones around. The reason the town is named Weyers Cave is because Grand Caverns in Grottoes were formerly called Weyers Caves after Bernard Weyer who is crediting with first finding them. Even this is a bit wrong, since he found them in a place known as “Cave Hill.” So they knew there were caves in the hill before his “discovery.”
That’s another question.
These were grand and glorious caverns, with an organ and ballroom, and the closest train stop for visitors to the caverns was seven miles away — in what is now Weyers Cave. The conductor would call out “Weyers Cave” at the small train stop and that is how it got its name.
I’d LOVE to be proven wrong. Does anyone around know of any Caves in Weyers Cave???