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County Parks, Centers & Facilities Update
April 2, 2021 Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, some programs and park/facility amenities remain closed. Thank you for your support and flexibility as we 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. While the current phase carries some restrictions, most programs and amenities have reopened but at reduced capacity.Parks: ● All individuals aged five and older must cover their mouth and nose with a face covering, as described and recommended by the CDC, when outdoors and unable to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from other individuals who are not family members.● Playgrounds in County parks are open; however, six feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants.● Picnic shelters in County parks are available to rent between March 1 and October 31.● All athletic fields and courts are open. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants and spectators of athletic activities. Spectators must wear a mask and ten feet of physical distance must be maintained between spectators who are not family members. Competitive games and tournaments may be held at the Warhill Sports Complex● The Freedom Park Interpretive Center is open Saturday and Sunday only, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Center meeting room is available for private rentals, not to exceed 50 people.● All County park restrooms are open.● Dogs must be leashed and under the complete and immediate control of their owner at all times.
For more information on the availability of these and other parks amenities, please see Park by Park below. Recreation CentersThe James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center have resumed regular operating hours. Details and social distancing guidelines are available at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24983/Center-Operations-Plan-6-15-20-PDF.Below is an overview of changes:●All patrons will have their temperature taken before entry. If your temperature is 100.4 F or higher you may not enter the facility.●Patrons are required to wear a face covering for entry into the facility. It may be removed only when you are in the pool or exercising on a piece of equipment.●Masks are required while using the track – 10 feet of required social distancing is not possible so there are no exceptions.●A reservation system for lap swimming, water walking, family swim, aquatic fitness classes, racquetball, table tennis, heavy bag and cardio equipment is in place. Reservations for the week will open every Sunday at 1 p.m for Lap Swim & Water Walking only, 2 p.m. for Cardio and 3 p.m. for all other amenities. In addition to calling the Front Desk at 757-259-4200 for a reservation, online registration is now available. Visit www.signup.com/go/jccreccenter to sign up.●Lap swimming and water walking is available by reservation only and is limited to a maximum of two (2) patrons per lane.●Recreational swimming/family swim time is available by reservation only and limited to three families per hour.●Water Fitness classes are available by reservation only. Classes will operate at a limited capacity of 16 participants per class due to Executive Order 72. Limited classes and spaces are available. Visit water fitness classes for the list of aquatic offerings.●Basketball shooting is available by reservation only and is limited to two (2) guests per basket per session. Participants must bring their own ball.●Table Tennis is available by reservation only and is limited to two (2) guests per table per session. Spectators are asked to wait outside of the room while games are in progress. Participants must bring their own equipment and wear a mask.●Racquetball is available by reservation only and is limited to two (2) guests per court. Participants must bring their own equipment.●Group Fitness classes are available. Advance reservations through SignUp.com are required for these classes. Classes will operate at a limited capacity of 24 participants per class due to Executive Order 72. Click here for the schedule of land classes.●The men’s, women’s and family locker rooms are open with limited capacity. Lockers are still closed.●The Lounge, Child Watch, whirlpools, sauna and stretching room remain closed.FacilitiesLegacy Hall is available for reservations, not to exceed 50 people. For more information, call 757-259-5410.Classes and ActivitiesRegistration is open. The Winter/Spring 2021 Activity Brochure is available and details offerings though April. Copies can be downloaded from our homepage at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or picked up at the Recreation Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano, Chickahominy Riverfront Park, public County offices and at the James City County and Williamsburg libraries.Park by Park AmenitiesPlease remember COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are still in effect. All individuals aged five and older must cover their mouth and nose with a face covering when outdoors and unable to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from other individuals who are not family members:Brickyard Landing, 990 Brickyard Road (off Forge Road) Open: public boat rampChickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler HighwayOpen: Campground is open for all length of camp stays. Group campgrounds are open to groups of 100 people or less. All restrooms are open. Campers can make reservations and complete other transactions by calling 757-258-5020 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. The Guest Services service window is open daily open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily for paddlecraft rentals, the sale of ice, firewood and other transactions.Closed: Chickahominy Riverfront Park Guest Services/Store is closed to public traffic (service window open).Diascund Reservoir Park, 9551 Diascund Reservoir RoadOpen: boating access & fishingFreedom Park, 5537 Centerville RoadOpen: mountain biking, hiking, walking, nature trail & open space, and playground. The Interpretive Center is open Saturday and Sunday only, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Patrons are required to wear a face covering for entry to the facility. The Center meeting room is available for private rentals on a daily basis (except most holidays, not to exceed 10 people).Greensprings Interpretive Trail, 3751 John Tyler HighwayOpen: ADA accessible trail, hiking, running & wildlife viewing (no bikes)Ironbound Park, 150 Carriage RoadOpen: ADA accessible walking trail, playground, basketball courtJames City County Marina, 2054 Jamestown RoadOpen: The James City County Marina Store is open daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in limited capacity due to construction. For more information, please visit https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4338. Customers are required to wear face coverings/masks to enter the store; guest without a mask should continue to use the service window.James City County Recreation Center Park, 5301 Longhill RoadOpen: mulituse trails for hiking, biking & jogging, playground, athletic fieldsJamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown RoadOpen: beachfrontClosed:observation pierwater fountainsParking:Parking is available, but limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the park reaches vehicle capacity, no other vehicles are permitted in unless one leaves—there will be no pick-up or drop-off once capacity is reached.Little Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview DriveOpen: multiuse trails for hiking and jogging, boat launch & fishing, playground. The Park store is open weekends only, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for kayak and canoe rentals, boat ramp passes, concessions and other transactions.
Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway, 1831 Jamestown RoadOpen: fishing, small watercraft launch & wildlife viewingPowhatan Creek Trail, 3131 Ironbound RoadOpen: multiuse trails for walking, running, cycling & wildlife viewingSkate Park, 5301 Longhill RoadOpen: Occupancy limited to 100. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants and spectators.Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road/ToanoOpen: Mountain biking and multiuse trails for hiking, biking and jogging & open space, playground.Veterans Park (Kidsburg), 3793 Ironbound RoadOpen: ADA accessible multiuse trails for hiking, biking & jogging, Kidsburg, pickleball courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts. Meeting room is available for private rentals on a daily basis, not to exceed 20 people.
Warhill Sports Complex, 4900 Stadium RoadOpen: multiuse trails for hiking, biking and jogging, shoreline fishing & open space, playgrounds, basketball courts, athletic fieldsCompetitive games and tournaments may be held at the Warhill Sports Complex with field rentals limited to stay under the following capacities:Sanford B. Wanner Stadium: 500Multiuse fields: 500Baseball fields: 500All spectators attending outdoor sporting events are required to wear a mask.