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James City County Recreation Center

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  1. Athletics
  2. Picnic Areas
  3. Playground
  4. Pool
  5. Restrooms
  6. Walking Trails
James City County Recreation Center Indoor Pool Update
The repair work at the James City County Recreation Center pool is complete. The necessary bonding work was completed and the repairs were inspected and stamped for approval by our consulting engineer. As a result, the pool and the hot tubs will re-open on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. If you chose to swim at the WISC pool, the last day to use that facility is Friday, Jan. 31. If you froze your pass during the closure, no action is required as your pass will be reinstated beginning Feb. 1. Registration for a new session of swim lessons begins Feb. 10 for a class start date of March 2. For more information on upcoming classes, please visit the Front Desk or call 757-259-4200. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this necessary repair.

Membership & Facility Reservations

Visit our Fees & Passes page for details about member benefits and reserving event space.

Fitness & Aerobics

Join us for group fitness classes and find a fun way to stay active and meet new people. Learn more about the fitness and aerobics programs offered by James City County.

Swimming & Water Fitness

James City County offers a variety of swimming and water fitness classes for ages 5 months to adults. More than 150 classes are available monthly. Free swim evaluations are also held monthly to help you determine which swim level is appropriate for your child. Learn more about our aquatics programs.


  • 2 kitchens, one appropriate for fully-catered events
  • 2 racquetball courts
  • 2 whirlpools (6-8 person capacity)
  • 25 meter by 25 yard swimming pool with zero depth entry and wheelchair accessibility
  • Indoor suspended track
  • Arts and crafts area with potters wheels and kilns
  • Dance aerobic room
  • Family locker room
  • Fitness area with free weights and circuits of Cybex and Nautilus equipment, as well as cardiovascular equipment with broadcast vision theater
  • Game area with air hockey, pool table, table tennis, and foosball
  • Gymnasium with 2 full basketball courts
  • Multipurpose meeting rooms
  • Parent supervised play area
  • Saunas in the locker rooms
  • Senior area with game table and lounge seating
  • Vending and snack area

Services Available to Patrons

  • Birthday party fun
  • Free orientations on weight equipment
  • Onsite registration for Parks and Recreation programs and services
  • Personal fitness training
  • Physical rehabilitation and health education programs
  • Picnic shelter rentals
  • Room/facility rentals
  • Senior activities with "The Lounge"
  • Soccer and softball fields

Child Care

Child care for facility users is available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at no charge to Access Passholders. This service is for children ages 3 months to completion of Kindergarten.

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