Explore the Outdoors!
Ideally situated on the Hampton Roads peninsula, James City County offers access to the Chickahominy and James Rivers, home to the John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail; the Colonial Parkway and the Historic Triangle; and lies along the Virginia Capital Trail. In addition to these great opportunities, James City County Parks offer a variety of amenities and programs for you to explore our area!
Check out what we’re offering this season or find a facility or park that meets your outdoor adventure needs. Have you heard about the technical terrain for mountain biking? Freedom Park is home to some fantastic Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association trails as well as Go Ape, a treetop adventure course.
Make sure you are enjoying the outdoors safely! Before heading out, take a look at these Outdoor Safety Tips.
We would love to hear from you about offerings you would like to see in Outdoor Recreation.
For our complete list of our summer offerings, check out the Summer 2022 Destination Recreation Activity Brochure. To register for any Parks & Recreation programs, click here.
Movies Under the Stars | June 17, 8:30 p.m.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway
Enjoy some of the great box office titles out under the stars in a James City County Park! Typically held 2-3 times each summer at 8:30 p.m.
Project FiveFortySeven | June 21
Various Locations (5:47 a.m. - sunset)
It’s the longest day of the year, make time to play! Join Parks & Recreation for the 4th Annual Longest Day of Play program. Enjoy FREE recreational activities from sunrise to sunset. Check out our full program listing online. Be sure to see which programs require registration and which are drop-in. FREE!
*Outdoor events are weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedule.