Parks & Recreation

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Welcome to Fall

Cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of the season welcome us to fall! Our outdoor community is a treasure offering bountiful opportunities to hike and bike, peddle and paddle, and more than 10 special events to enjoy community and nature. Check out the complete list of special events and our outdoor adventures. Get outside for nature walks and talks, movie nights, gardening discussions, adventure programs and tours of our local, state and national parks. You can also get inside at our recreation centers for a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs as well as take advantage of the hundreds of classes, activities and events of all interest being offered this fall. 

James City County Parks & Recreation is an award winning, nationally accredited agency. Within our 17 parks spanning 1,592 acres of park land, 4 facilities including 2 recreation centers and through community partnerships, we offer more than 3,400 customer-driven year-round programs for all ages and abilities.

Please spend a few minutes with this edition of Destination Recreation and share it with your family and friends. 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. Copies of the brochure are available for pick up at any Parks & Recreation facility, public County office and at Williamsburg and the James City County libraries. The brochure is available online at any time!

If there’s a program you don’t see but would like to see offered, please email us. We’re focused on you–providing outstanding customer service through our professional team of employees and outstanding facilities. Please share your concerns or compliments at any time. We want to meet or exceed your expectations…and if we’re not, we would appreciate hearing from you. 

Learn more about James City County Parks & Recreation.

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