Parks & Recreation

Brochure Cover Fall Winter 2019Welcome Fall & Winter

James City County Parks & Recreation welcomes the season with fun, family and adventurous new programs, activities and special events! Venture out for new Night Hikes at Freedom Park, grab a friend for “Date” Paint Nights and the kids can have more fun with the addition of Winter Break Sports Camps. We’re offering more than 15 special events that cultivate community – returning favorites include Boo Bash at the Beach, the Capital Color Ride and Breakfast with Santa! The award-winning Freedom Park Multiuse Trail 3 is featured in this edition, read more on page 43 about this hidden treasure within your reach. The County’s outdoor community features 17 parks covering 1,592 acres of park land…with 10 of the parks offering 23 trails spanning 46 miles for citizens and visitors to enjoy. The department offers more than 3,400 customer-driven year-round programs for all ages and abilities - providing outlets for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation.

Please spend a few minutes with this edition of Destination Recreation and share it with your family and friends, we’re sure you’ll find a park, a trail or program that you, your child or your family can try each month! If you choose to participate in our programs or visit our parks, you can improve your health and sense of well-being, engage in new activities and provide unique opportunities to play and to learn individually or as a family. If there’s a program you don’t see but would like to see offered, please let us know. Copies of the brochure are available for pick up at any Parks & Recreation facility, park office, public County office and at Williamsburg Library and the James City County Library. The brochure is available online at any time!

We’re focused on you – providing outstanding customer service through our professional team of employees and award-winning facilities!

Learn more about James City County Parks & Recreation.

Quick Links

  1. Capital Color Ride Flash_2018

    Capital Color Ride on Oct. 6

    Pedal your way along the Virginia Capital Trail with color surprises at every turn! Read on...
  2. IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia logo

    IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia Coming to James City County in May 2019

    Annual July triathlon joins the IRONMAN 70.3 Race Series. Read on...
  3. Destinatioin Recreation Promo 2018

    Fall/Winter Activity Brochure Available!

    Get your copy! James City County's Destination Recreation Activity Brochure highlights Parks & Recreation's programs and events through March! Read on...
  4. James Riverfest logo_NewsFlash

    James RiverFest is Sept. 29

    See you at this annual festival to highlight environmental education! Read on...
  5. Kid Again Camp 2

    Be A Kid Again Camp

    Parks & Recreation is offering a fun and adventurous camp for adults – come try out hiking, biking and kayaking in our beautiful outdoor community! Read on...
  6. Customer Service Survey

    Parks & Recreation Customer Satisfaction Survey

    We strive to provide outstanding customer service, please let us know how we're doing.... Read on...
  7. September Flash

    September Events

    September welcomes a host of fun and adventurous classes and activities! Special events include the Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing, Drool in the Pool, James Riverfest plus free movie nights and the new Freedom Park Night Hikes! Read on...
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