Parks & Recreation

About Us


James City County Parks & Recreation offers nationally recognized programs, parks and facilities! We offer more than 3,300 successful programs each year that provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction, learning, growth and relaxation; get outside and take in our 24 recreational sites including 17 parks and 1,592 acres of park land boasting historic, scenic and recreational sites; stay fit and achieve your health and wellness goals through 2 recreation centers offering year-round programming and staff support to keep you moving forward; and help us cultivate community through our volunteer, civic engagement, advertising and sponsorship programs. For more information on all offerings, please see the Parks and Recreation Activity Brochure.
Master Plan

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update


Thanks to everyone who took time to participate in the Master Plan update process – your letters, calls and your attendance at more than 10 community and focus group meetings in November helped us to move forward in planning for our future. A draft of the Master Plan is available for your review. Please take time to review the progress we’ve made, and the plan to provide the programs, services and facilities that you’ve requested over the next 5 years and beyond.
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    Spring Break Camps

    Need help entertaining your children over spring break? James City County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of fun, safe and educational programs and activities! Read on...
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    Paddle Craft Storage Rental Space Available

    Need a place to store your canoes, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards? Read on...
  3. Park Update

    Vandalism on County Trails

    Vandalism on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail and Virginia Capital Trail Read on...
  4. March Events

    March Events

    Celebrate spring with Parks & Recreation! Read on...
  5. Parks & Recreation Master Plan

    Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

    A draft of the 2017 Master Plan is available for review. Read on...
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Our Mission

We work in partnership with citizens to ensure responsive programs, facilities and open space which promote personal growth, social development and healthy lifestyles.

Our Vision

James City County Parks & Recreation strives to be recognized and viewed by the citizens of the County as providing high quality parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs that are safe, clean, accessible and affordable to people of all ages. Through this effort the Department will create a sense of community and place that connects citizens to a variety of recreation experiences while supporting economic development, health and wellness in a financially sustainable system.