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County Parks Update
Renee, below is an update of the Parks News Flash.Fyi….it looks like both https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3980 and https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3978 link to the same flash, both dated June 15.
County Parks UpdateJune 25, 2020 Before heading out to County parks, please check the complete list of park amenity openings and closings, listed below. Help us keep the park open by adhering to all restrictions. Practice Social Distancing - groups of more than 10 are prohibited and visitors must be at least 6-feet apart.Reminders:● All County park restrooms are open.●The James City County Marina Store is open daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Customers are required to wear face coverings/masks to enter the store; guest without a mask should continue to use the service window. The restrooms and showers are now available daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.● Dogs must be leashed and under the complete and immediate control of their owner at all times.● All tennis and pickleball courts, public basketball courts, volleyball courts, athletic fields are open. Athletic fields at local schools remain closed. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants and spectators of athletic activities.● Playgrounds in County Parks are open. Six feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants.● Water fountains in County Parks remain closed.● Picnic shelters in County Parks are open; however, reservations are not accepted at this time.Park by ParkPlease remember COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are still in effect:Brickyard Landing, 990 Brickyard Road (off Forge Road) Open: public boat rampChickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler HighwayOpen: Campground is open for all length of camp stays. All restrooms are open. Campers can make reservations and complete other transactions by calling 757-258-5020 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. The Guest Services service window is open daily open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily for paddlecraft rentals, the sale of ice, firewood and other transactions. Walking trail, playground, boat ramp and lots of open space.Closed: swimming pool. Chickahominy Riverfront Park Guest Services/Store is closed to public traffic (service window open).Diascund Reservoir Park, 9551 Diascund Reservoir RoadOpen: boating access & fishingFreedom Park, 5537 Centerville RoadOpen: mountain biking, hiking, walking, nature trail & open space, playgroundClosed: Interpretive CenterGreensprings Interpretive Trail, 3751 John Tyler HighwayOpen: ADA accessible trail, hiking, running & wildlife viewing (no bikes)Ironbound Park, 150 Carriage RoadOpen: ADA accessible walking trail, playground, basketball courtJames City County Marina, 2054 Jamestown RoadOpen: The James City County Marina Store is open daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Customers are required to wear face coverings/masks to enter the store; guest without a mask should continue to use the service window. Paddle craft and bike rentals, restrooms, showers, wildlife viewing James City County Recreation Center Park, 5301 Longhill RoadOpen: mulituse trails for hiking, biking & jogging, playground, athletic fieldsJamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown RoadOpen: beachfrontNot Permitted● group sports (such as volleyball, football, Frisbees, etc.) on the sandy beach● grilling (personal/park grills)● use of tents larger than 10’x10’ or group umbrellasClosed:observation pierwater fountainspicnic tablesParking:Parking is available, but limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the park reaches vehicle capacity, no other vehicles are permitted in unless one leaves—there will be no pick-up or drop-off once capacity is reached. Nonresident parking fees are in effect through Labor Day, for details visit https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4009 Little Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview DriveOpen: mulituse trails for hiking, biking and jogging, boat launch & fishing, playground. The Park store is open daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for boat rentals, boat ramp passes, concessions, and other transactions.Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway, 1831 Jamestown RoadOpen: fishing, small watercraft launch & wildlife viewingPowhatan Creek Trail, 3131 Ironbound RoadOpen: mulituse trails for walking, running, cycling & wildlife viewingSkate Park, 5301 Longhill RoadOpen: Occupancy limited to 50. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants and spectators.Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road/ToanoOpen: Swimming pool open daily from noon to 6 p.m. for lap swimming and water fitness walking only. Mountain biking and mulituse trails for hiking, biking and jogging & open space, playgroundVeterans Park (Kidsburg), 3793 Ironbound RoadOpen: ADA accessible multiuse trails for hiking, biking & jogging, Kidsburg, pickleball courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courtsWarhill Sports Complex, 4900 Stadium RoadOpen: mulituse trails for hiking, biking and jogging, shoreline fishing & open space, playgrounds, basketball courts, athletic fieldsClosed: Sandford B. Wanner StadiumRecreation Centers/Facilities:The James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center are open to regular operating hours. Reopening details and social distancing guidelines are available at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24983/Center-Operations-Plan-6-15-20-PDF. At a glance, please be aware: patrons are required to wear a face covering for entry to the facility. It may be removed only when exercising on a piece of equipment or in the pool. All patrons will have their temperature taken by a contactless thermometer before entry. If your temperature is 100.4 F or higher you may not enter the facility. The Lounge, Child Watch, whirlpools, sauna, Stretching Room and basketball courts remain closed. Masks are required while using the track – 10 feet of required social distancing is not possible so there are no exceptions. Indoor Land and Outdoor Water Fitness classes begin June 29. Click here for the schedule of land classes; visit water fitness classes for the list of aquatic offerings. A reminder, all frozen passes, regardless of the reason, were re-activated on June 15. However, even with all of our precautions and new cleaning protocols, not everyone will feel comfortable returning to an indoor facility. As a result, a pro-rated refund from the closure date will be offered through June 30. Please stop by the Front Desk or call 757-259-4200 to request a refund before June 30.Legacy Hall remains closed until further notice.Summer Camps, Classes and ActivitiesParks & Recreation resumes programing on June 29. Registration is open. For the complete list of offerings, please visit https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4025. Look for hard copies of the brochure, available at the Centers and reopened Park offices in early July.