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Posted on: January 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure Available!

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Winter/Spring Activity Brochure Available!
Parks & Recreation invites you to a season of fun – we’ve got a variety of programs, events and activities for all ages, interests and abilities. Over ten special events are planned to reconnect community - and we encourage you to take advantage of the many unique amenities in our two recreation centers and in our parks. New programming includes enhanced art workshops in painting, pottery and sculpture. Great special events include the annual Fitness Open House, a virtual 5K Run, Fido Fest, pool splash nights and summer camps! Check out the Winter/Spring brochure for details on all offerings.  

Upcoming Special Events

Splash on Friday • All Ages FREE!
Four Friday nights of themed fun, 6-8 p.m. nightly!
Jan. 14 - Dive into 2022 Night
Feb. 18 - Cannonball of Love Night
March 18 - Pool of Gold Night
April 15 - Hop on Water Night
James City County Recreation Center indoor pool
Come in and enjoy family time with us in the pool! Free swim area and an area for our Wibit inflatable obstacle course are available! Games and prizes included. Pick up your event flyer at the James City County Recreation Center. Non-swimmers are required to use a lifejacket, which is provided. Registration required.  

Fitness Open House • All Ages FREE!
Saturday, Jan.15, 9 a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation Center
It’s a new year and time to reboot your health goals! Aquatic and land instructors will be available to discuss their classes, formats and typical modifications with you in a personal setting. Reserve a spot to participate in mini classes throughout the morning and receive information on all that James City County Health & Wellness has to offer. Call 757-259-4176 for more information. 

2022 Hit the Reset Virtual 5K Run/Walk • All Ages
Saturdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 26*
$20 until Jan. 31
$25 until Feb. 22
It’s time to put 2021 in the past and HIT THE RESET! We’re racing into 2022 with positive resolutions - let’s move forward to­gether! Join James City County Parks & Recreation for their second annual virtual 5K! You can complete this virtual 3.1 mile run/walk anywhere, with anyone, at any time. Complete within the dates below and submit online. Race registration includes a commemorative medal and shirt. The County has some of the most beautiful trails in the state of Virginia. If you choose to run your 5K on one of our trails, submit your location photo and every participant will receive an extra entry into our raffle. Registration closes on Feb. 22 at 10 p.m. To register, visit runsignup.com/hitthereset. Please call 757-259-4176 for more information. 

Campfire Social • All Ages FREE!
Two socials offered!
Saturday, March 5* • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26* • 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Come celebrate fall with a good old-fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking Gordon Creek. 

Fido Fest • All Ages
Saturday, March 19* • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jamestown Beach Event Park $5/car (cash or check only)
Don’t miss the PAW-TY! Grab your leash and get to the park with your furry friend for a great time! Socially distanced family and dog-friendly activities, games, contests, fabulous food ($) and more awaits you! Merchandise ($) and community vendors will also be present. Co-sponsor: Heritage Humane Society. 

Camping Under the Stars • All Ages
Saturday, April 9* • 2-5 p.m.
$25
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Pitch your tent or borrow one of ours and spend the night camping! We’ll show you the basics of camping including how to set up your tent, how to hammock camp, build a campfire, and cook on a campfire. Afterwards, stay the night at our campground (included in the cost of the program)

Summer Camp Fair • All Ages FREE!
Saturday, April 23* • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Your one-stop shop for families planning summer activities! Find out about local and regional summer camps, programs and more for all ages! Register onsite or gather information to take home. Giveaways, goodie bags and more! Offered in partnership with WilliamsburgFamilies.com. For more information, please contact Kristy Maynor at kristy@williamsburgfamilies.com or Olivia Bada at olivia@williamsburgfamilies.com.

CAP2CAP Bike Ride 2022
Friday, May 6*
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
The CapCenter Cap2Cap Bike Ride is back for its 17th year! This annual event showcases the Virginia Capital Trail, a 51.7 mile multiuse trail which connects all of Virginia’s capitals – Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond. Presented by Dominion Energy, this year’s event will be held May 6-7 with post-ride Party Zones at Chickahominy Riverfront Park in James City County and Dorey Park in Henrico County. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation's (VCTF) mission to protect, promote and enhance the Virginia Capital Trail, and to serve as a resource, community builder, and connector to other Trails throughout the Commonwealth. For complete registration details including ride options, cost, lunch options and locations, visit https://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap. To learn more about the VCT, visit virginiacapitaltrail.org or email info@viginiacapitaltrail.org

To Register
Unless otherwise noted, please visit us online or call 757-259-4200 for more details and registration information. For the complete list of Parks & Recreation activities, programs and events, check out our Winter/Spring Brochure. Copies of the brochure can be downloaded or picked up at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, the Satellite Services Office in Toano, the Freedom Park Interpretive Center, County park offices, all public County government offices and the James City County and Williamsburg libraries!
 
 *All outdoor events are weather permitting. Please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedule.

Thank you for your flexibility and support as we continue to ensure COVID compliance from the Governor, the VDH and the CDC. 
 
Event Sites
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road
Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
757-259-5415; veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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