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Posted on: May 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County’s Outdoor Pools Open for Summer

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James City County's two outdoor pools open for the season - Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day!

Memorial Day weekend operating hours are Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28, noon to 6 p.m. daily. The summer-long operation schedule is listed below. The pools are located at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway and Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in Toano.

Pools open May 26 – Sept. 3:
Weekends onlyMay 29-June 17, noon-6 p.m.
(open Saturday & Sunday; closed Monday-Friday):

Daily, June 18 - Aug. 5: 
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

 Aug. 6 - Sept. 3:
The Chickahominy Riverfront Park pool is open daily, Aug. 6-Sept. 3, noon – 6 p.m.
The Upper County Park pool is open daily, Aug. 6-16, noon – 6 p.m. Between Aug. 17-30, open Friday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Open Aug. 31-Sept. 3, daily, noon-6 p.m.

 Pool Fees
Age Resident/Non-Resident
Children 5 & younger: Free/Free
Youth 6-17: $3/$5
Adults 18-54: $4/$6
Seniors 55+: $3/$5

Season Pool Passes
Get your season pass which can be used at both pools. Family season passes are only for immediate family living in the same household. Passes can be purchased online at, at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail/Route and Satellite Services, 3127 Forge Road in Toano. Passes can also be purchased at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park and the Upper County Park pool offices.

Age Resident/Non-Resident
Children 5 & younger: Free/Free
Youth 6-17: $40/$65
Adults 18-54: $45/$65
Seniors 55+: $40/$65
Family: $80/$120

About the Parks!
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway, 757-603-1114
The park offers a large pool, separate restrooms, two shade structures, lounge chairs, a playground (ages 2-12) and shelter nearby, ADA accessible pool lift and a snack bar stocked with ice cream, drinks and chips. After hours pool rentals are available. 

Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in Toano, 757-566-1451
The pool features a 25-meter pool with a slide and a toddler pool. For your convenience, there are separate and family changing rooms with showers, a snack bar, picnic shelters nearby, shade structures, lounge chairs and a playground (ages 2-12) nearby. Morning swim lessons are also offered. After hours pool rentals are available.

Special Pool Events
Opening Day
Saturday, May 26, noon – 6 p.m.
Pool fees apply
Chickahominy Riverfront Park & Upper County Park
It’s time to kick off summer! Come out to one of our two outdoor pools to celebrate the start of the season. Door prizes given each hour between 1-4 p.m..

Season Passholder Splash Party
Saturday, June 9, 6-8 p.m.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
This exclusive event is free for our season passholders. Games, prizes and FREE popcorn for each passholder.

July 4th Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pool fees apply
Chickahominy Riverfront Park & Upper County Park
Beat the heat by visiting one of our outdoor pools. FREE ice pops to everyone entering the pool (while supplies last).

Family Splash Party, Free! 
Saturday, July 21, 6-9 p.m. at Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Saturday, Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. at Upper County Park
We’re hosting two family fun nights at the pool. Join us for games, prizes and fun. Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

After Hours Pool Rental Fees
Whether you’re looking to cool off for the day or host a private pool party, we’ve got you covered! Evening rentals available. Rates based on size of your group and include two hours of pool time, one/ two lifeguards and one park attendant. Call 757-259-5360 for reservations. Pool capacity is maximum 100 people.   

In the event of inclement weather, please call ahead - Chickahominy Riverfront Park Pool Information at 757-603-1114 or Upper County Park Pool Information at 757-566-1451. For more information on the pools, please visit  County Outdoor Pools or call us at 757-259-5360. 

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist

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