Parks & Recreation

About Us

James City County Parks & Recreation offers nationally recognized programs, parks and facilities! We offer more than 3,300 successful programs each year that provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction, learning, growth and relaxation; get outside and take in our variety of recreational sites including 17 parks and 1,592 acres of park land boasting historic, scenic and recreational sites; stay fit and achieve your health and wellness goals through 2 recreation centers offering year-round programming and staff support to keep you moving forward; and help us cultivate community through our volunteer, civic engagement, advertising and sponsorship programs. For more information on all offerings, please see the Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure.

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  1. Parks and Rec December

    December Events

    Share the holidays with Parks & Recreation! We’re offering a variety of seasonal activities, events, classes and art adventures this December. Read on...
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    Parks & Recreation Holiday Programs

    Santa Calling and Breakfast with Santa return this holiday season. Register early, register soon! Read on...
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    November Events

    Getting ready for the holidays? Let Parks & Recreation help you get fit and find balance as we gear up for this season of family, friends, food and festivities! Read on...
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    James City County Earns National Accreditation in Parks & Recreation

    Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community. Read on...
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Our Mission

We work in partnership with citizens to ensure responsive programs, facilities and open space which promote personal growth, social development and healthy lifestyles.

Our Vision

James City County Parks & Recreation strives to be recognized and viewed by the citizens of the County as providing high quality parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs that are safe, clean, accessible and affordable to people of all ages. Through this effort the Department will create a sense of community and place that connects citizens to a variety of recreation experiences while supporting economic development, health and wellness in a financially sustainable system.