Shelters are available year-round and can be booked up to one year in advance. Between March 1 and Oct. 31, reservation times are 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-8 p.m. or all day 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Reservations are accepted online, by mail and walk-in.
Between Nov. 1 and Feb. 28, shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and reservations are not accepted during this time period.
Reservations are confined to immediate shelter area. Use of tents, inflatables, etc. will require a Park Use Permit.
- Chickahominy Riverfront Park
- Freedom Park
- Ironbound Park
- Little Creek Reservoir Park
- Mid County Park
- Upper County Park
or hand deliver it to:
Parks and Recreation Facility Request
James City County Recreation Center
5301 Longhill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188
Shelter Reservations now available through Online Registration!
For information on renting athletic fields at the James City County Recreation Center or the Warhill Sports Complex, please call 757-259-5360.
Field Rental Fees
Athletic Field (2-hour minimum)
Light fee (per field)
Open Space Reservations for Special Events and Tournaments
- Concession Application/Policy
- Tournament Application
- Tournament Participation Information
- Park Use Permit
- IF THE EVENT MEETS ANY OF THESE CRITERIA IT WILL REQUIRE A PERMIT
- - Open to the public
- - Held in an open space
- - Held within a public or private road right-of-way (ex: Parade or Road Race)
- - Not held in a “Permanent Installation*”
- - Outdoor Gathering with 200 or more attendees
- - Musical or entertainment festival
- Tailgating Policy
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd.
The entire James City County Recreation Center is available for rent after normal operating hours. This includes the community rooms, gymnasium, and pool.
During normal operating hours, there are four community rooms available for rent. These spaces are ideal for meetings, birthday parties, and socials. Microphones, podiums, a television, and a DVD player are available at your request, and each room is equipped with a projector screen for presentations.
Fees: Please click here for James City County Recreation Center facility rental rates.
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (Formerly James River)
8901 Pocahontas Trail (adjacent to James River Elementary School)
The gymnasium and four meeting rooms are available for rent after hours for small parties or large gatherings. Regular operating hours are Monday – Thursday, 4 -9 p.m., Friday, 4-8 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Please call for availability and fee information.
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
5537 Centerville Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
The Freedom Park Interpretive Center features a meeting room with a wood-burning fireplace, an adjourning kitchen, and a 30’ x 40’ raised brick outdoor patio. Room capacity lecture style is 50; with chairs and tables the capacity is 36. Patio capacity is 75. WI-FI connectivity is available. The Interpretive Center is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The meeting room can be reserved as late as 11 p.m. for an additional fee. To rent space at this facility, please review the Facility Use Policy and complete the Facility Request Form below and submit the form at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. Please call the park at 757-259-4022 for more information.
Please click here for more information and rental fees.
Mid County Park
3793 Ironbound Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
The meeting room may be reserved between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. year-round. Please Note: A staffing charge of $15/hour will be added for meeting room reservations requested before 8 a.m. ; occurring after 9 p.m. from October – April ; and occurring after 10 p.m. from May – September. Tables and chairs are available for up to 24 people. Wi-Fi connectivity is available.
Rental Fees: $20/hour for each of the first three hours; $10/hour for fourth and each subsequent hour.
Staffing: $15/hour for events occurring after 10 p.m. from April – November and after 8 p.m. from December – March.
To reserve any of the listed facilities, please submit a Facility Request Form in person, by postal mail or fax to the James City County Recreation Center at 757-259-4199. You can also submit the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 757-259-4200 for more information. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are processed within 3-5 business days.
Pools (Indoor and Outdoor)
Indoor: Private rental of the pool at the James City County Recreation Center is available only after normal operating hours. Pool rental includes staffing fees in addition to the basic rental fees. After hours events require building staff to monitor event activity and enforce building rules. Staffing levels and rates will vary depending on areas rented and participant counts. The Community Centers Administrator will determine staffing levels on a case by case basis. Please call 757-259-4200 for more information.
Outdoor: After hours pool rentals are available at Upper County Park and Chickahominy Riverfront Park. After hours events require park staff and lifeguards to monitor event activity and enforce park rules. Staffing levels and rates will vary depending on participant counts. Please visit the Upper County Park or Chickahominy Riverfront Park site for fee information or call 757-259-5360 to make your reservation.
Host your next meeting, banquet, reception or celebration at Legacy Hall in New Town! This facility is available for use by civic and community groups as well as the full public on a fee basis. Click here for more information.