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June 21, 2019
5:47 AM - 10:00 PM
Time Details:
Weather permitting; please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedule.
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Project 547: Longest Day of Play
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Project 547: The Longest Day of Play

Friday, June 21, 2019

Out late or up early? Celebrate the longest day of the year by joining Parks & Recreation for the Longest Day of Play! On June 21, we cater to the sun and offer recreational activities all day long including extended hours at parks and facilities, sunrise and sunset paddles, outdoor yoga classes and new opportunities to get in on the fun. The day kicks off at 5:47 a.m. and culminates with a solstice takeover of the James City County Recreation Center with pool battleship, a basketball skills challenge and so much more! No registration required outside of summer camp programs.

Sunrise Paddle • Ages 12+
5:47-7 a.m. at Little Creek Reservoir Park
Bring your own kayak or borrow one of ours.

Sunrise Yoga • Ages 8+
5:47 a.m. at Jamestown Beach Event Park
Begin the day as we cater to the sun!

Kidz Clay Demo • Ages 10-15
9-11 a.m. at James City County Recreation
Simple clay project for kids to try. All supplies provided.

Cardio Hip Hop • Ages 13+
9-10 a.m. at the James City Recreation Center Fitness Studio
A dance-based cardio class designed to get you moving!

Hunting through the Past • All ages
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Freedom Park
Uncover the history of Freedom Park through crafty exploration limericks!

Playground Workout • Ages 13+
10:30-11:15 a.m. at Veterans Park
Let your kids play and get a good work out!

Plants & Pollinators • All ages
10:30-11:30 a.m. at Williamsburg Botanical Garden/Freedom Park
Explore the Garden on a guided tour of plants and pollinators hosted by WBG volunteers!

Basketball Skills Competition • Ages 6+
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at  Abram Frink Jr. Community Center
Break out your best basketball skills for this trick and skills competition!

Fishing Demo • All ages
1-2 p.m. at Little Creek Reservoir Park
Come learn the fundamentals as you fish from the shores at Little Creek. All equipment provided.

Nature Walk • All ages
2-3 p.m. at Little Creek Reservoir Park
Explore the natural beauty the park has to offer!

SS Stability & Balance • Ages 55+
1:30-2:30 p.m. at James City County Recreation Center Fitness Studio
This active adult class is designed to help you become stronger and improve balance.

Jamestown Discovery Boat Tour • All ages
3-4 p.m. at James City County Marina
Enjoy an interpretive boat tour exploring the history, waterways and wildlife around Jamestown Island.

Ooey, Gooey Fun • All ages
6-7 p.m. at James City County Recreation Center
Enjoy slime, water beads and other fun sensory activities!

Family Zumba Party! • Ages 6+
6 p.m. at James City County Recreation Center
This family-friendly Zumba class combines fun and fitness using basic dance moves designed for all.

Sunset Paddle with James River Association • Ages 18+
6-9 p.m. Powhatan Creek Park to JCC Marina
Take a leisurely one-way paddle down the Powhatan Creek Blueway by canoe. Guided by the James River Association with shuttle service back to your vehicles, space is limited.

Sunset SUP • All ages
6:45 p.m. at Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Come try out stand up paddle-boarding while enjoying the beautiful sunset over the Chickahominy River. 

Pool Battleship • Ages 12+
8:15-10 p.m. at James City County Recreation Center indoor pool
Work in teams of 3-4 to be the last canoe floating! Bring your own shields for protection and buckets to sink the other canoes.

Four Square Tournament • Ages 8+
8:15-10 p.m. at James City County Recreation Center
Throwback to a an old playground favorite! Who will claim “king” of the court? Hosted by Williamsburg PickUp Games.

Bats at Dusk • All ages
8:30-9 p.m. at Freedom Park
Join the Virginia Master Naturalists for a sunset adventure as they demonstrate how they monitor and document the local bat population.