Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Spring & Summer!

This spring and summer edition of Destination Recreation welcomes you back outdoors! Last year, more than 6-million visitors experienced our outdoor community of 17 parks, over 48 miles of trails and 1,700 acres of land along shorelines, beautiful natural settings and historic, scenic and recreational sites. Let Parks & Recreation play a part in your plan this summer – participate in our programs, visit our parks and facilities, and take advantage of the many outlets created to educate, engage and connect our community. New offerings include pottery date nights and a variety of children’s arts classes, a new Easy Money management series, Family Health & Fitness Day, Grocery Store Guidance on how to shop for groceries and tips on making happy and healthy lunches for the kids! We’ve got over 60 summer camps to keep the kids entertained all summer long. Your returning favorite special events include Project 547: the Longest Day of Play, Family Fun Fest, Capital Color Ride, the Student Art Show & Exhibit and Drool in the Pool! 

We’re Hiring too! Needed are lifeguards, Park Attendants, Recreation Leaders, Customer Service representatives, instructors and more. If providing outstanding customer service with passion is a position that you can fill, we want to meet you! Please apply online

Please spend a few minutes with this edition of Destination Recreation and share it with your family and friends. This spring/summer edition details programs through August; look for the fall issue in September and the winter/spring edition in January. You can download the brochure or pick up a copy at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, any Parks & Recreation public facility, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the James City County or Williamsburg libraries.  

Learn more about James City County Parks & Recreation 

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James City County Parks & Recreation uses the registration system, Xplor Recreation (formerly known as PerfectMind). The system offers customers a more efficient experience for all department registrations including program registrations, facility rentals, sale of passes, landfill coupons, concessions and other merchandise. 

Guides are available to walk you through this process:

  • “How to create an account” Guide 
  • “How to add a family member” Guide 
  • “How to retrieve your password” Guide 
  • “How to search and register for courses” Guide 

Need Help? 
In-person, please visit during operating hours:

By phone, please call the Centers (above) or Freedom Park at 757-259-4022. Phone hours for Freedom Park are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

You can also reach us any time at Parks & Recreation.

Quick Links

  1. 547 Flash

    The Longest Day of Play!

    Join us for Project 5:47, celebrating the longest day of 2023! Read on...
  2. New Town Tunes Flash

    New Town Tunes Concert Series Extended!

    The free outdoor concert series has been extended through June 21! Read on...
  3. Summer Camp Flash

    We've Got Summer Camps!

    Register now! Summer camps are filling quickly! Read on...
  4. Jamestown Beach NonResident Parking Fees_Flash

    Jamestown Beach Parking Fees Return for Summer

    Nonresident parking fees return May 27 for the summer season. Read on...
  5. May Flash_2017

    May Events

    Join us in May for an outdoor concert series, play at Family Fun Fest, take in a full moon hike at Freedom Park and the outdoor pools open Memorial Day weekend! Read on...
  6. LCRP Boat Launch Open FLASH

    Little Creek Reservoir Park Boat Launch Reopens

    A rise in water levels impact launching of all watercraft vessels. Read on...
  7. Camp News Flash

    Online Campground Reservations Now Available!

    New campground reservations system online at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Read on...
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