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Posted on: April 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Spring/Summer 2022 Activity Brochure Available!

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Parks & Recreation invites you to a spring and summer of fun – we’ve got over 70 summer camp offerings for the kids, almost 20 special events designed to connect and cultivate community and hundreds of family programs and outings, classes and activities. Copies of the brochure can be downloaded online or picked up at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, the Satellite Services Office in Toano, the Freedom Park Interpretive Center, County parks, all public County government offices and the James City County and Williamsburg libraries. There’s truly something for everyone! 

Upcoming Special Events!

New Town Tunes • All Ages NEW! FREE!
Wednesdays - April 27, May 4, May 11, 5:30 p.m.
Sullivan Square (behind Legacy Hall) in New Town
Come out and enjoy this spring concert series right in the heart of New Town! Bring your lawn chair or blanket as you listen to a variety of musical tribute artists. For the lists of artists scheduled to perform and all details, visit New Town Tunes.  Food and beverages available for purchase.

CAP2CAP Bike Ride 2022  All Ages
May 6 in James City County
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Registration Fee: $40+/day depending on day/riding distance
The CapCenter Cap2Cap Bike Ride is back for its 17th year! This annual event showcases the Virginia Capital Trail, a 51.7 mile multiuse trail which connects all of Virginia’s capitals – Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond. Presented by Dominion Energy, this year’s event will be held May 6-7 with post-ride Party Zones at Chickahominy Riverfront Park in James City County (May 6) and Dorey Park in Henrico County (May 7). Included in the registration fee are an official Cap2Cap T-shirt, lunch and beverage ticket at Party Zone, rest stops with snacks & water, ride support (along the Trail), water bottle, one raffle entry and a cheering squad on your ride day! For more information on the race format, ride options and daily festivities, check out To learn more about the VCT, visit or email All proceeds benefit the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation's mission to protect, promote and enhance the Virginia Capital Trail.

Splash on Friday ● All Ages FREE! 
Come in and enjoy family time in the pool! Free swim area and an area for our Wibit inflatable obstacle course available! Games and prizes included. Pick up your event flyer at the James City County Recreation Center Front Desk. Non-swimmers are required to use a lifejacket, which are provided. Registration required. 
Friday, May 20, 6-8 p.m., James City County Recreation Center
Friday, June 17, 6-8 p.m., James City County Recreation Center
Friday, July 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Upper County Park (outdoor pool)
Friday, Aug. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Chickahominy Riverfront Park (outdoor pool)
Friday, Sept. 16,  6-8 p.m., James City County Recreation Center 

Opening Day at the Pools   All Ages
Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
Chickahominy Riverfront Park & Upper County Park
It’s time to kick off summer! Come out to one of our two outdoors pools to celebrate the start of the season. Pool fees apply. 

Tails on the Trail, • All Ages FREE! 
Saturday, June 4, 9-11 a.m.
Greensprings Interpretive Trail
Are you up for a summer-long trail adventure with your dog? Join the Heritage Humane Society for this kick-off event! This self-guided adventure will start you off at one of the eight trails for your exploration throughout the summer. Did you know the first Saturday in June is National Trails Day – get active with your pet! For more information, visit 

Capital Color Ride • All Ages
Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Preregister for $10 by May 13; $15 after May 13
You’ve heard of The Color Run™, but how about a color ride? Enjoy this family friendly biking event along a 15-mile stretch of the Virginia Capital Trail. Venture from Chickahominy Riverfront Park to the James City County Marina and back, while encountering color stops, snacks, water and more at the rest stops. Registration includes a free T-shirt and refreshments, while supplies last. For additional information and registration forms, visit

Movies Under the Stars • All Ages FREE!
Friday, June 17, 8:30 p.m. • Scheduled Feature: Encanto (PG)
Friday, July 29, 8:30 p.m. • Scheduled Feature: Tom & Jerry (PG)
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Enjoy some of the great box office titles out under the sky! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks; we’ll bring the stars! Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Movies subject to change. 

Student Art Show & Exhibit FREE! 
June 17 – July 15*
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street
Parks & Recreation’s oil painting and pastel students display their talents in this annual exhibit. View many unique pieces with some available for purchase.
*Exhibit available during library hours

Project: FiveFortySeven • All Ages FREE!
Tuesday, June 21, 5:47 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Various County locations!
Out late or up early? Celebrate the summer solstice by joining Parks & Recreation for the Longest Day of Play! On June 21, rise and shine at 5:47 a.m. as we cater to the sun and offer recreational activities all day long including outdoor recreation, fitness classes, virtual programs, free daily access passes to our recreation centers and pools and so much more! Explore new parks or try out a new activity—all for free! For more information, a full schedule of programs and preregistration requirements, please visit the JCC Parks & Recreation Facebook page beginning May 6. #jccparksrec

Spencer’s Ordinary Wreath Ceremony • All Ages FREE!
Sunday, June 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
Freedom Park
The Williamsburg chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution  will conduct a memorial service on June 26 in honor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary n that date in 1781. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods and meadows of Freedom Park between units of Lord Cornwallis and those of the French General, Marquis de Lafayette. Immediately following the Spencer’s Ordinary wreath ceremony, enjoy a presentation on the history of the battle in the Freedom Park Interpretive Center.  

July 4 Celebration at the Pools • All Ages
Monday, July 4, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
Chickahominy Riverfront Park & Upper County Park
Beat the heat by visiting one of our two outdoor pools. Pool fees apply. FREE ice pops to everyone entering the pool, while supplies last.

Drool in the Pool
Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
This popular dog swim day is eagerly anticipated each year! Pool passes for your dog available at the gate. Music, refreshments, and goodies featured! All proceeds benefit the animals of Heritage Humane Society. For more details, visit

Please Note:
ALL Outdoor Events are weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedule. For the complete list of Parks & Recreation program offerings, see our Summer Brochure! For registration details on all offerings (unless otherwise listed), please visit the Parks & Recreation homepage or call 757-259-4200. 

Program Sites:
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway
Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road
Greensprings Interpretive Trail, 3751 John Tyler Highway
James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road 
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road
Satellite Services Office, 3127 Forge Road in Toano
Sullivan Square (behind Legacy Hall) in New Town, 4301 New Town Avenue 
Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in Toano 
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist

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