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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  1. Live Well Expo_Flash_2017

    Live Well Expo Set for Nov. 3

    The Live Well Expo is an annual and free event designed for adults ages 55+ and caregivers who want to know about all the health and recreational services available in the community! Read on...
  2. Park Update

    No Wake Zone Added at Chickahominy Riverfront Park

    Boaters should slow down along parcels around Gordon’s Creek. Read on...
  3. CAPRAaccreditedlogo_NewsFlash

    James City County Earns National Accreditation in Parks & Recreation

    Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community. Read on...
  4. October Flash

    October Events

    Parks & Recreation welcomes you to fall and a host of great events, activities and programs. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and get outside - countless opportunities await you in October! Read on...
  5. Boo Bash at the Beach_Flash

    Boo Bash at the Beach, NEW!

    Join Parks & Recreation on the beach for Halloween fun! Read on...
  6. Flash Graphic_FallWinter 2018

    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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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.