Parks & Recreation

About Us


James City County Parks & Recreation offers nationally recognized programs, parks and facilities! We offer more than 3,300 successful programs each year that provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction, learning, growth and relaxation; get outside and take in our variety of recreational sites including 17 parks and 1,592 acres of park land boasting historic, scenic and recreational sites; stay fit and achieve your health and wellness goals through 2 recreation centers offering year-round programming and staff support to keep you moving forward; and help us cultivate community through our volunteer, civic engagement, advertising and sponsorship programs. For more information on all offerings, please see the Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure.

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    Now Available, Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure!

    Get your copy of the James City County Parks & Recreation Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Activity Brochure and get connected to a season of fun and fitness! Read on...
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    Capital Color Ride

    James City County Parks & Recreation welcomes you to a new biking event - a fall family ride to "color” your way through the Virginia Capital Trail! Read on...
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    September Events

    September welcomes a host of activities for you and your family. Sign-up for oil painting or pottery classes, learn to swim or get tips for sleeping well, head outdoors for camping, paddling, nature walks and talks, sports and more! Read on...
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Our Mission

We work in partnership with citizens to ensure responsive programs, facilities and open space which promote personal growth, social development and healthy lifestyles.

Our Vision

James City County Parks & Recreation strives to be recognized and viewed by the citizens of the County as providing high quality parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs that are safe, clean, accessible and affordable to people of all ages. Through this effort the Department will create a sense of community and place that connects citizens to a variety of recreation experiences while supporting economic development, health and wellness in a financially sustainable system.