Reservations & Permits

  1. Events
  2. Facilities
  3. Fields/Courts
  4. Permits
  5. Shelters

Special Park Use

A Special Park Use Permit Application Form (PDF) is required for any organized activity using park space that requires space or special set up beyond a typical facility rental, such as a shelter or a field.



Please mail the completed form, application fee and deposit to:
James City County Parks Administration
5340 Palmer Lane
Suite 1A
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Special Events 


If the event meets any of the following criteria, it will require a Special Event Permit (PDF) as defined in Chapter 14 of the Code of James City County.
  • Held in an open space
  • Held within a public or private road right-of-way (such as a parade or road race)
  • Musical or entertainment festival
  • Not held in a “Permanent Installation*”
  • Open to the public
  • Outdoor gathering with 200 or more attendees

Special Event Permit should be submitted to the Department of Community Development or via email at least 90 days in advance of the proposed event.