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Parent groups

Parents' Place

A completely parent-run, non-profit organization that provides educational programming and support to preschool children ages one to five, and their parents. 

Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) 

A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos. Plus, there's usually food... food you didn't make! But more important, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. From the time you get pregnant to when your kiddo is in Kindergarten, our doors are open.



Local Parks & Playgrounds

Krepps Park

Krepps Park is a 36 acre park with 20 of those acres wooded with trails.  This unique green space includes an outdoor swimming pool with children's aquatic area, a pavilion, numerous picnic sites, dog park and other amenities. 

Marilla Park

Marilla Park, home to the Marilla Recreation Center and Marilla Skate Park, is a 45-acre multipurpose area that also includes an outdoor pool with two water slides, youth baseball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts. Decker's Creek Trail access is also available at Marilla Park. 

White Park

White Park, also the home of the Morgantown Ice Arena, is a 170-acre park that serves as a hub for many athletic activities.  The park includes four adult softball fields and two youth baseball fields.  Five miles of wooded trails interspersed throughout the park are used by hikers, bikers and wildlife enthusiasts. 

Dorsey's Knob Park

Sky Rock, in Dorsey's Knob Park, stands nearly 600 feet above a landscape of deep valleys and tall pines, providing a picturesque view of greater Morgantown and the surrounding area.  The 70 acre park, located adjacent to U.S. 119, is right outside of downtown Morgantown, but miles away from the hustle and bustle of the small city surrounding it.  It is because of this comforting, country feel that many are drawn to the park and to Dorsey's Knob Lodge.  

With trails throughout, a disc golf course and interactive playground, Dorsey's Knob Park is worth a visit or a more regular get-away.

Jack Roberts Park

Jack Roberts Park is named in honor of one of the late founding fathers of BOPARC.  The four acre park has become the popular year round gathering spot for adults and children in this close-knit neighborhood. 

Hazel Ruby McQuain Park

Hazel Ruby McQuain Park and Amphitheater remains one of BOPARC's premire summer fun facilities. The Park is home to annual local festivals, the original home of BOPARC's Movies on the Mon series, concerts and host to several organized runs and walks during all seasons.  Trail access is easy from this park and the cherry blossoms of spring are a welcome site to locals ready to get back out into nature after a long winter. 

The amphitheater itself is available for rental and many have utilized this unique venue for weddings and other events. 

WVU Medicine Waterfront Web Park

Situated adjacent to the Caperton Trail and in front of the Marriott at Waterfront Place, this park pairs the revolutionary EVOS play structure and multi-piece Fit Stations providing a perfect trail stop for adults and children.

Pocket Parks

Little slices of greenspace make paradise for neighborhoods and BOPARC manages several of these throughout our community.  Whether it be a picnic table in a wooded area, a basketball court, fishing or just a quiet place to re-focus these neighborhood "pocket" parks have a great deal to offer. 

Paul Preserve

Jerome Park and Mayfield Park have been combined into a three-acre greenspace in the southeastern portion of Morgantown named the Paul Preserve.  It contains a basketball court and a picnic area.

King Street Mini Park

King Street Mini Park is a little more than one acre neighborhood open field space in the South Park area and a delight for spontaneous neighborhood recreational activities. 

South University Avenue Park - Mountaineer Heritage Park

A great place for some green space retreat time when you need to re-focus or just catch a breath of fresh air.

MEA Fishing Pier

A fisherman's dream tucked away along the Monongalia River.

Suncrest "Lake" Mini Park

A half acre neighborhood park situated on a former lake bed, this park contains a picnic area and playground.

Whitemoore Park

Whitemoore Park is the oldest park in Morgantown.  Located below Richwood Avenue, this 8.6 acre park connects to the Caperton/Decker's Creek Trail. 


Pools &
Water Play

Occupy your kids during the dog days of summer at BOPARC's public pools and splash pads. Seasonal pool passes and group rates are available. More info can be found here.

Krepps Pool

Krepps Pool is an excellent pool for families as it features a children's aquatic play area.  It also has a concession stand, beach area and locker rooms.  Available for private rentals in the evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Marilla Pool

This large outdoor pool features zero grade entry and two water slides.  It also has a concession stand, large beach area and locker rooms.  Available for private rentals in the evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm.


Indoor activities

Totsicles

Whether it’s playing in the large pile of snow, shooting a hockey puck into the net, riding around on a sled or testing out the ice for the first time, Totsicles is the perfect introduction to ice skating and ice play for young children.  Helmets are required! 

Totsicles is held at the Morgantown Ice Arena on Fridays 10am-11am. Click here for their full schedule and more information. Cost is $6 per child.

Launch Pad Trampoline Park

Fun for all kids 2 and up. Check out Little Launchers to help your 2-5 year olds get their energy out!

WVU Lifetime Activities

Looking to enroll in a class? WVU offers a variety of activities for kids of all ages, from Martial Arts to Tumbling Toddlers gymnastics. Bonus: there is plenty for adults too!


Kid-friendly restaurants

Black Bear burritos

Every day: Children 6 and under eat FREE from the Cubs Menu.

Lotsa

Mondays: One FREE kid's meal per purchase of an adult entree. Valued at $6.49 or more. Kids 12 and under only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Dine-In only. 

Buffalo Wild Wings

Mondays: $1.99 kids meals, 4pm-close, 12 & under, dine-in only

IHOP

Get one kids’ meal FREE when you buy one adult entrée. Available every night from 4pm – 10pm for a limited time.

QDOBA

Sundays: Kids eat FREE all day with the purchase of an adult entree.

Golden Corral

Every day: Kids 3 and under eat FREE.

Shoney's 

Every day: Kids 4 and under eat FREE with a purchase of an adult meal. 
Tuesdays: Kids 10 and under eat FREE with a purchase of an adult meal.

Ali Baba's Restaurant

Every day: Kids 5 and under eat lunch buffet FREE 11am - 2pm

Martin's BBQ

Weekends: Kids eat FREE.

Texas Roadhouse

Mondays: Kids eat for 99¢

Denny's

Tuesdays: Kids eat FREE.

Green Turtle

Tuesdays: Kids eat FREE.

Ruby Tuesday's

Tuesdays: Kids eat FREE.

BOB Evans

Tuesdays: Kids eat FREE. One child per adult. 12 and under. 4pm-close.

Taziki's

Saturdays: Kids eat FREE.

DICKey's BBQ Pit

Sundays: Kids 12 & under eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal.

tailpipes

Sundays: Kids eat FREE.

SCHMITT's Saloon

Sundays: Kids eat FREE.

Eat'N Park

Every day: Kids 5 and under FREE from the buffet when they're with an adult who has purchased the buffet. One free kids' buffet per adult. They also offer the Soup & Salad Bar to kids under 5 for free.