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Posted on: May 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] James City County Parks

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County Parks Update
June 9, 2020 

Before heading out to County parks, please check the complete list of park amenity openings and closings, listed below. Help us keep the park open by adhering to all restrictions. Practice Social Distancing - groups of more than 10 are prohibited and visitors must be at least 6-feet apart.

● Dogs must be leashed and under the complete and immediate control of their owner at all times.
● All tennis and pickleball courts, public basketball courts, volleyball courts, athletic fields are open. Athletic fields at local schools remain closed. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants and spectators of athletic activities.
● Playgrounds in County Parks are open. Six feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants.
● Water fountains in County Parks remain closed.
● Picnic shelters in County Parks remain open to the public, but reservations will not be taken at this time.

Park by Park
James City County has a variety of opportunities available in our parks to help you enjoy the summer while maintaining your mental wellness and connecting to nature during these challenging times. However, please remember COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are still in effect.

Brickyard Landing, 990 Brickyard Road (off Forge Road) 
Open: public boat ramp

Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway
Open: Campground is open for all length of camp stays. 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 11a.m. – 4 p.m. daily for the sale of ice, firewood and other transactions. Walking trail, playground, boat ramp and lots of open space.

Closed: Fishing pier for safety maintenance, swimming pool. Chickahominy Riverfront Park Guest Services/Store is closed to public traffic (service window open); Paddlecraft rentals will be available starting Saturday, June 13.

Diascund Reservoir Park, 9551 Diascund Reservoir Road
Open: boating access & fishing

Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road
Open: mountain biking, hiking, walking, nature trail & open space, playground

Closed: Interpretive Center

Greensprings Interpretive Trail, 3751 John Tyler Highway
Open: ADA accessible trail, hiking, running & wildlife viewing (no bikes)

Ironbound Park, 150 Carriage Road
Open: ADA accessible walking trail, playground, basketball court

James City County Marina, 2054 Jamestown Road
Open: Marina Store service window open daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for fuel sales, payments, bike rentals and other Marina transactions; wildlife viewing

Closed: Marina Store is closed to public traffic (service window open). Paddle craft rentals will be available starting Saturday, June 13.

James City County Recreation Center Park, 5301 Longhill Road
Open: mulituse trails for hiking, biking & jogging, playground, athletic fields

Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road
Open: beachfront

Not Permitted
● group sports (such as volleyball, football, Frisbees, etc.) on the sandy beach
● grilling (personal/park grills)
● use of tents larger than 10’x10’ or group umbrellas

observation pier
water fountains
picnic tables

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. Nonresident parking fees are in effect through Labor Day, for details visit 

Little Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview Drive
Open: mulituse trails for hiking, biking and jogging, boat launch & fishing, playground. The Park store will open daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning Saturday, June 13 for boat rentals, boat ramp passes, concessions, and other transactions.

Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway, 1831 Jamestown Road
Open: fishing, small watercraft launch & wildlife viewing

Powhatan Creek Trail, 3131 Ironbound Road
Open: mulituse trails for walking, running, cycling & wildlife viewing

Skate Park, 5301 Longhill Road
Will open June 15. Occupancy limited to 50. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all participants and spectators.

Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road/Toano
Open: mountain biking and mulituse trails for hiking, biking and jogging & open space, playground

Closed: Swimming pool

Veterans Park (Kidsburg), 3793 Ironbound Road
Open: ADA accessible multiuse trails for hiking, biking & jogging, Kidsburg, pickleball courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts

Warhill Sports Complex, 4900 Stadium Road
Open: mulituse trails for hiking, biking and jogging, shoreline fishing & open space, playgrounds, basketball courts, athletic fields

Closed: Sandford B. Wanner Stadium

Recreation Centers/Facilities:
The James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center will resume operations on June 15. Look for more information at

Legacy Hall remains closed until further notice.

Summer Camps, Classes and Activities
Parks & Recreation resumes programing on June 29. Registration is open. For the complete list of offerings, please visit

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