Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Fall!

We’ve got a variety of new adventures to celebrate this season of cooler temperatures and the beautiful, colorful outdoors! In this Fall edition, read more about the “Trackless Train,” a partnership to offer the community an all-aboard outdoor venture plus learn more about the recent improvements to the James City County Marina. New fall programming includes a host of art classes for youth and adults featuring Glow-in-the-Dark painting sessions, hiking and biking outings in our local parks and exploring Freedom Park after dark with new Moon Hikes. Come create in holiday pottery workshops and learn Halloween makeup tips from the professionals! We’re offering more than 10 special events to make the season festive – returning favorites include the outdoor concert series in New Town, Harvest Festival, Boo Bash at the Beach and Breakfast with Santa!   

We’re Hiring too! Needed are lifeguards, Park Attendants…including Trackless Train operators, Recreation Leaders, Customer Service representatives, instructors and more. If providing outstanding customer service with passion is a position that you can fill, we want to meet you! Please apply online

Please spend a few minutes with this edition of Destination Recreation and share it with your family and friends. This fall edition details programs through mid-January; look for the winter/ spring issue in late December and the spring/summer edition in March. You can download the brochure or pick up a copy at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, any Parks & Recreation public facility, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the James City County or Williamsburg libraries.  

Learn more about James City County Parks & Recreation 

XPLOR Recreation Logo w-PMind Topper Opens in new window

James City County Parks & Recreation uses the registration system, Xplor Recreation (formerly known as PerfectMind). The 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. 

Guides are available to walk you through this process:

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

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

You can also reach us any time at Parks & Recreation.

Quick Links

  1. VPRS Awards_News Flash_Nov21_22

    Parks & Recreation Earns Top Honors at State Conference

    Five department initiatives and staff named Best in State. Read on...

    Parks & Recreation Earns National Reaccreditation

    Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community. Read on...
  3. Parks and Rec December

    December Events

    Join us in December for a great variety of holiday activities, health & wellness offerings and winter break camps for the kids! Read on...
  4. ComStation_Main Flash

    Communication Stations Come to County Parks!

    Stations will enhance communications for those with limited verbal abilities. Read on...
  5. Santa Calling

    Santa Calling

    This family-favorite holiday program returns Dec. 6. Register early! Read on...
  6. November Events_Flash

    November Events

    Fun is featured this month...join us for the Live Well Expo for seniors, Simply Silly Art for kids, Splash on Friday for the family and a wide variety of health and wellness classes and activities! Read on...
  7. LCRP_launch_store_close_FLASH

    Little Creek Reservoir Park Boat Launch and Park Store Temporarily Close

    Low water levels impact water recreational activities at Little Creek Reservoir Park. Read on...
  8. Fall 2022 Brochure Flash_Sept5_2022

    Fall 2022 Activity Brochure Available!

    Get your copy! James City County's Destination Recreation Activity Brochure highlights Parks & Recreation's activities, classes, events and programs through mid-January! Read on...
  9. Marina Reopening News Flash

    Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Reopening of Marina

    Ceremony marks the completion of many Stage 1 improvements at the James City County Marina. Read on...
View All