Come Out and Play Charlottesville LGBT Volleyball

Business card image: Image shows a volleyball and volleyball net superimposed on the gay pride flag with the following text superimposed: Come Out and Play Charlottesville.   Tuesdays 5:00PM-dusk Washington Park (Preston Ave & MAdison Ave/14th street).  LGBT/LGBT friendly.  All Skill Levels 2016 Season Starts May 2.  End image



Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, and other sexual minorites, as well as friends and allies, in the vicinity of Charlottesville, VA are invited to join us for friendly pick-up games of volleyball, regardless of skill level, on Monday nights at the lower section/northwest corner of Booker T. Washington Park at the intersection of Preston Ave and Madison Ave (AKA 14th Street NW) in Charlottesville. Officially starts at 5PM but arrive if you arrive late you should still get to play. No advanced signup required. We have open games on one or more nets. Some of us may go out for food afterwards. We are centrally located, less than a mile from UVA/The Corner, Downtown, and Barracks Road Shopping Center and accessible by car, bus, or in many cases walking.

There is no charge to attend, though minor donations may be collected occassionally to cover cost of equipment repairs, flyers, etc.

Before you leave this page, please bookmark the page and import the calendar into your google calendar using the directions in the calendar section below.

You can download the Poster PDF (download section below) then open with adobe acrobat.

The 2D barcode in the poster is a QR code which can be read by google googles or a variety of other QR code or barcode apps on mobile phones and tablets.



Use the "+Google" to add this calendar to your google calendar. Remember to configure the google calendar app on your phone to sync this calendar to your phone (menu button -> settings -> ComeOutAndPlay ... -> sync), if necessary and refresh. Also, if you want alarms, you may need to copy the Come Out And Play recurring event to your personal calendar or change the notification settings (menu button -> settings -> ComeOutAndPlay ... -> notifications). The latter method is much better because it will automatically update when we update the master calendar, including schedule changes and next years season. Use the iCalendar URL below to import the calendar into any other standards compliant calender application


Google Calendar links


Events may be cancelled if prolonged heavy rain is likely.

Several holidays occur on scheduled volleyball days. Action TBD. Memorial Day 2016-05-30, Independence Day 2016-07-04, Labor Day 2016=09-05

The annual african american cultural arts festival date hasn't been announced as of this writing but will probably be in late July and will tie up the park for 4 days but probably not on monday.

Maps and Directions

A downloadable printable map is in the download section.

GeoURI (Latitude/Longitude): geo:38.041488,-78.491762

Nearest Address: "1100 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA"

Official Address: "1001 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA". This will take you to the wrong corner of the park/wrong entrance.

[Google Maps]

Warning: when you reach the proper corner of the Park, there is no Park Signage! If you are on Preston Ave, look for the green "Madison Ave" sign over the road on the traffic light boom; likewise, if you are on Madison, there is a similar Preston Ave sign. Also, look for the open field and the Volleyball Net, if we have had time to set it up yet.

Directions from UVA

Other routes for out of town.

See the note above about lack of park signage

Travel by Bus

Bus stops: there is a sheltered Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT,formerly CTS) bus stop on Preston Ave at Madison Ave, 100ft from where we put the first net. There is a sheltered University Transit System bus stop on Madison Ave (14th St) near Madison Ave, about 100 yards from where we play volleyball. There is also one diagonally across the street (Preston) for buses travelling the other direction. Use Google Transit or CAT Real time route map or the CAT android or iOS app to find CAT routes (But not UTS).


Parking is usually not a problem if you arrive before 6PM but if you arrive late or if there are other activities in the park, the lot may fill up. There are some additional places to park. Download the GPX file in the downloads section for your GPS.



Help Spread the Word

Please let your friends know!


Nearby businesses

Need to pick up a snack or a bottle of water on the way over? Want to eat with the group after?

Contact Info



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