Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Summer!

As with most public and private sector employers, retaining and recruiting personnel has been more challenging as the pandemic declines. James City County, including Parks & Recreation, has experienced the same challenges. We’re moving in the right direction – but still have several full-time, part-time, on-call and many seasonal positions to fill. We need lifeguards (indoor and outdoor pools), 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. We’re optimistic we’ll be fully staffed this summer, and thank you, our residents for your understanding and our staff for working diligently to provide the best services possible with our limited staffing levels.

The Summer edition of Destination Recreation welcomes you outdoors! June 21 is the longest day of the year, and we hope you’ll join us for Project 547: the Longest Day of Play! We’ve planned a day-long celebration, please check out the brochure for details and for more on other returning favorites including our 20 special events. New, free initiatives include an outdoor concert series this spring, Walk This Way: Williamsburg Walking Club, a series of wellness weekends to promote active and healthy lifestyles through fitness classes, nutrition workshops and mind/body programs. Plus, we’ve got Summer Camp and the pools open Memorial Day weekend.

Please spend a few minutes with this edition of Destination Recreation and share it with your family and friends. This summer edition details programs through mid-September and look for the fall brochure in September. You can download the brochure at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation 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

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    We've Got Summer Camps!

    We’ll keep the kids engaged and entertained with more than 70 camp offerings this summer! Read on...
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    May Events

    Join us this month for new wellness weekends, Night Hikes at Freedom Park, free outdoor concerts in New Town, and so much more! Read on...
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    The boat ramp, new paddle craft launch area and uncovered boat slips reopen! Read on...
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    Welcome Back to the Marina!

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