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March 23, 2012






Veda McMullen, Communications Coordinator

Parks and Recreation registrations now accepted at Freedom Park


You can now register for all James City County Parks and Recreation programs at a new location, Freedom Park. Reservations for the Freedom Park meeting room, picnic shelters for all County parks and department activity registrations can now be processed in the park’s Interpretive Center located at 5537 Centerville Rd. The Interpretive Center is open daily, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 


Whether it’s a family outing or a business gathering, Freedom Park offers something for everyone! The meeting room at the park’s Interpretive Center has space for 50 people standing or with chairs or 36 with tables and chairs. The meeting room features Wi-Fi, a projector and screen, and flip chart stands.


History buffs can visit one of the nation’s earliest Free Black Settlements complete with period furnishings, an 18th century cemetery, site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary in 1781, or get a virtual tour through the Center’s interactive kiosk. Thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts can take on more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails and nearly two miles of multiuse trails. Nature lovers can step inside the Williamsburg Botanical Garden or enjoy the abundant wildlife in the park. If you want to relax, bring your blanket and a book or a picnic lunch. Children’s games and playing cards are also available for check out.


Freedom Park is open daily at 7 a.m. until sunset. For more information, stop by, visit us online at or call 757-259-4022.  



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