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 22 parks encompassing more than 1,700 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 and Recreation Activity Brochure.
Master Plan

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

Parks & Recreation is updating its most important document - the Master Plan. The Plan is the department's guide for developing the programs, parks and facilities programs you need. The Master Plan is being formally revised and now is the time for you to help us determine the programs and services that will be important to you and your family over the next 5 years and beyond. The services you need determine the parks and facilities required to accommodate those initiatives.

Learn more about the Master Plan
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    Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update begins

    Share your thoughts and ideas on the future of parks and recreation. Become part of the plan - take the survey, attend a meeting or write us! Read on...
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    Live Well Expo

    Pamper your mind, body and spirit during this FREE annual event on Nov. 4! Read on...
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    Water drawdown at Diascund Reservoir Park may impact boating

    Newport News Waterworks performs necessary warranty work to ensure high quality drinking water and public health. Read on...
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    October Events

    James City County Parks and Recreation welcomes you to October and to a great month of programs, events and activities! Be sure to join us for our fall favorites - the Capital Color Ride and Halloween Tales! Read on...
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    Paddle Craft Storage Rental Space Available

    Need a place to store your canoe, kayak or standup-paddleboard? Read on...
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    Fall/Winter Brochure Available!

    James City County's Destination Recreation Brochure highlights Parks and Recreation's activities, classes, events and programs through February! Read on...
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