Parks & Recreation


It’s been a challenging year… so take time this summer to come rediscover the benefits of parks and recreation. It continues to be our privilege to provide the community safe and COVID-free outdoor spaces as you maintain your exercise routines and enjoy nature. We’ve got great camps, new sports programming, outdoor family nights, and nearly 20 special events are being offered to reconnect community. If you feel “safer at home,” check out our Virtual Programming page where you’ll find fun activities for all ages to do at home, in your yard, or in our parks. Our summer activity brochure details the complete list of programs, events and activities scheduled* through August. 

2021 also marks our 40th anniversary of working in partnership with you. Check out the brochure and our social media as we reflect on our history and the individuals, partners and staff who have helped us in meeting our mission to provide the programs, parks and facilities you enjoy today. See the latest opportunities to celebrate with us in the summer edition.

*Thank you for your support and flexibility as we continue to adjust our operating procedures to ensure compliance with the recommendations from the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For updates on our Recreation Centers, visit us online (PDF). All County parks are open; however, please check amenity openings and closings before heading out. 


Thank You!

Thank you for your participation in the Master Plan process. The 2021 update of the Plan will provide staff, elected officials and citizens with a valuable planning tool to guide the development of three park facilities – James City County Recreation Center, Upper County Park and the Warhill Sports Complex over the next ten years and beyond. We are compiling your comments from the citizen engagement portion of the update process. Check here periodically and in the local media for the results of that process, and for final approval of the plans. You can continue to review the proposed changes for these facilities through the summer. Improvements will be completed based on community and citizen needs as well as available funding.

For more information:
Email Us:

Write Us:
James City County Parks & Recreation
5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 2A
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Attn: Parks Master Plans

Call Us: 
Alister Perkinson, James City County Parks Administrator, 757-259-5370.

Learn more about James City County Parks & Recreation.

For more information on all offerings, please see the Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure.


James City County Parks & Recreation has introduced a registration system, PerfectMind! The new system offers customers a more efficient experience for all department registrations including program registrations, facility rentals, sale of passes, landfill coupons, concessions and other merchandise. Even if you already had a RecTrac account, you’ll need to create a PerfectMind account to conduct Parks & Recreation transactions.

Guides and Video Tutorials are available to walk you through this process:

  • “How to create an account” Guide and Video
  • “How to add a family member” Guide and Video 
  • “How to retrieve your password” Guide and Video 
  • “How to search and register for courses” Guide and Video 

Need Help? 
In-person, please visit during operating hours:

By phone, please call the Centers (above) or Freedom Park at 757-259-4022. Phone hours for Freedom Park are weekdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

By email, Parks & Recreation or visit our website at

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