Evitts Run Park

Purchased from the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Board in 2006, Evitts Run Park is an approximately two-acre park located in downtown Charles Town. It is accessible on foot via a pedestrian entrance in the 400 block of W. Washington St. or by vehicle via W. Liberty St. (between N. West and N. Water St.).

The park features a recently resurfaced regulation basketball court; a second multi-use court; a recently installed play structure and other playground equipment; benches, picnic tables and an outdoor grill; and one pavilion. Fishing in Evitts Run is permitted. The pavilion is available for rent for private parties and other events. To rent the pavilion, please call City Hall at (304) 725-2311.

In 2009, CTPR developed a Master Plan for the expansion and improvement of Evitt’s Run Park and the Charles Town Skate Park in conjunction with the City of Ranson’s Parks & Recreation Board. While conceptual in nature, the Master Plan is designed to ultimately create a destination-oriented community park and an expanded skate/BMX facility that provides connectivity with the Ranson Civic Center and West End Park. To view the Evitt’s Run Master Plan, click here.


To reserve a pavilion or schedule a pool party/other event at a Charles Town park, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact Parks and Recreation at 304-725-2311 or charlestownparks.rec@gmail.com to confirm availability and receive an Authorization Number.
  2. Get and complete an EVENT APPLICATION form. This form is available for download here, or you can pick one up at Charles Town City Hall. *You will need your Authorization Number to complete the form. Open the EVENT APPLICATION FORM by clicking Event Application Form above.
  3. Submit the Event Application form and applicable payment to City Hall* either in person or mail it to:

    CTPRC
    City of Charles Town
    PO Box 14
    Charles Town, WV 25414

Your reservation is not complete until both the form and payment (with the exception of pool parties) are received. You will receive written confirmation of your reservation once the form and payment are received.

*From Memorial Day until Labor Day, Event Application forms may be picked up and dropped off at the Jefferson Memorial Park Pool house between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm daily, weather permitting.