For Kids

Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Morgantown or just visiting the area, there are plenty of activities throughout town to make your experience fun for the entire family. Kid-friendly restaurants, parks, and activities are abundant yearlong.

Morgantown is home to more than 15 neighborhood parks and playgrounds, two dog parks, and an extensive Rail-Trail system. These are perfect opportunities to get all members of your family out and about any time of year.

The Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation (BOPARC) also features two swimming pools, one at Marilla and one at Krepps Parks. Marilla Pool’s two water slides and zero grade entry make it perfect for both leisurely and thrill seeking family members.

In the cooler months, consider spending your day at the Morgantown Ice Arena and Sports Complex. Offering skating sessions open to the public, Totsickles Morning Skate and Story Hour, and private party rooms available for rent. For more information on neighborhood parks and playgrounds, pools, trails, and more recreational opportunities visit Boparc’s website.

For those that would rather spend their day indoors, there is the Morgantown History Museum. The Museum strives to preserve and promote local and regional history through both rotating and permanent exhibits. For more information, visit the museum website.

Younger members of the family can get hands-on and interactive monthly events and exhibits geared towards children ages 6 months to seven years at the Mountaineer Mall. This is provided through Spark! Imagination and Science Center.

The Morgantown Public Library is another great option for families living in or visiting Morgantown. Grab a book to enjoy by the pool, or take part in morning or evening story time. Krepps Kritters, an outdoor summer reading program, is also offered for ages 3-6 during the summer months. For more library programs and information, visit the Morgantown Public Library Website.

For more family-friendly activities in the city of Morgantown, visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website.