Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Fall!

We’ve got a variety of new adventures to celebrate this season of cooler temperatures and the beautiful, colorful outdoors! In this Fall edition, read more about the “Trackless Train,” a partnership to offer the community an all-aboard outdoor venture plus learn more about the recent improvements to the James City County Marina. New fall programming includes a host of art classes for youth and adults featuring Glow-in-the-Dark painting sessions, hiking and biking outings in our local parks and exploring Freedom Park after dark with new Moon Hikes. Come create in holiday pottery workshops and learn Halloween makeup tips from the professionals! We’re offering more than 10 special events to make the season festive – returning favorites include the outdoor concert series in New Town, Harvest Festival, Boo Bash at the Beach and Breakfast with Santa!   

We’re Hiring too! Needed are lifeguards, Park Attendants…including Trackless Train operators, 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 fall edition details programs through mid-January; look for the winter/ spring issue in late December and the spring/summer edition in March. 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. News Flash_Trackless Train

    Kiwanis Kids Train

    All aboard for a new outdoor adventure on the trackless train! Read on...
  2. October Flash

    October Events

    Welcome fall with Boo Bash at the Beach, a free family night at the indoor pool, seasonal art & craft workshops and a host of great outdoor activities and programs! Read on...
  3. Fall 2022 Brochure Flash_Sept5_2022

    Fall 2022 Activity Brochure Available!

    Get your copy! James City County's Destination Recreation Activity Brochure highlights Parks & Recreation's activities, classes, events and programs through mid-January! Read on...
  4. Customer Survey Flash_Aug2022

    Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Parks & Recreation strives to provide outstanding service. Take the survey by Oct. 28 and let us know how we’re doing! Read on...
  5. Marina Reopening News Flash

    Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Reopening of Marina

    Ceremony marks the completion of many Stage 1 improvements at the James City County Marina. Read on...
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