Sam Michael's Park

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Sam Michaels Park

The entrance to this one hundred and thirty acre park is located on Job Corps Road, near Harpers Ferry. The private setting of this park offers the perfect place to host weddings, wedding receptions, and reunions and other family events. The well shaded Mason Picnic Pavilion offers an adjacent kitchen and restroom facility. The Veterans Memorial Pavilion offers ample space for a large gathering, 9 large picnic tables, restrooms and easy access to the central playground. It also features our Veterans Memorial Wall and flagpole, paying tribute to soldiers in all branches of the military.


The sparse acreage and "The Amp"  Sam Michael's Park lends well to community events such as concerts, festivals, and more.  Nestled within the park are little league fields, home of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation; Community Center,  athletic fields, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court.

For more information on reservations for this park please call the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission office at (304)-728-3207.


The development of a new Sam Michaels Park Concept Plan will conserve the park's existing natural and cultural resources, while also offering diverse recreational opportunities. The Goal is to "Design and implement a grand vision for Sam Michaels Park that elevates the park to a true County-scale and "the premiere" park facility for Jefferson County." Members of the JCPRC and Michael Baker International Design Studio.
Please click this link to view the presentation:

Final Sam Michaels Concept Plan



The Amp at Sam Michaels Park

The Amp is Jefferson County's newest venue for outdoor movies, concerts, plays, festivals and more!  
The Amp is under development, with completion of Phase 1 in 2019.


Sam Michael's Park Trails

We are happy to introduce our new Sam Michael's Trail System! The trails have been created for health and fitness, as well as the enjoyment of the various settings available in the 138 acre park. Sam Michael's Trails include a 5K Cross Country Trail that is home to several meets for the Middle Schools and High Schools in Jefferson County, as well as our Sam Michael's 5K Obstacle Challenge in the spring. In addition, our trails may be rented for races, such as color runs, fundraising, special interest races and more. You can download a trail map HERE!

SM Trails

The Columns at Sam Michael's

The Columns are surrounded by trees, flowers, and the Elk Run. This space will provide a beautiful Backdrop for your Special Event.The natural beauty of our park, along with the original porch and columns from Sam Michaels' home, accent this hidden gem in Jefferson County. For more information, please download our brochure by clicking HERE!


Veterans Memorial Pavilion

The Veterans Memorial Pavilion is located in Sam Michael's Park and offers a large picnic space near our main, large playground. The pavilion features picnic tables and a large, outdoor grill, and restrooms. The pavilion space is perfect for birthday parties and other family gatherings.

The Veterans Memorial Pavilion also features the Veterans Memorial Wall. The wall was dedicated in the fall of 2014 and features plaques in commemoration and appreciation of veterans from all branches of the military. Future development plans include a memorial garden to complete this space.



Mason Pavilion

The Mason Pavilion is located in Sam Michael's Park and offers a space for outdoor, private family gatherings. Picnic tables, fireplace, restrooms, and a full kitchen may be rented for your event. The Mason Pavilion area also provides horseshoe pits, a playground, and sand volleyball pit.

Sam Michaels Dog Park

A new dog park at was opened in 2018. This 2 acre portion of the Sam Michaels Park includes a gravel walking path for humans, ample running space for dogs, doggie waste bags, and a doggy drinking fountain during summer months. The Dog Park is open 12 months per year, and at this time is available with free admission during daylight hours. Please see dog park rules by clicking HERE.