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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks & Facilities

Coronavirus covid19 update news flash 2020

County Parks, Centers & Facilities Update

Oct. 22, 2021
● In all parks and facilities and for all programs, events and activities: In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all youth and adults who are not fully vaccinated should continue to cover their mouth and nose with a mask/face covering and maintain the recommended CDC physical distance from other individuals who are not family members.

● All James City County Parks & Recreation parks, recreation centers and facilities are open and operating at normal capacities.
Holiday Update
●Recreation Centers
The James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community are closed on the following holidays – Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving; Dec. 24 Christmas Eve; Dec. 25 Christmas Day; Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. for New Year’s Eve and Jan. 1, 2022 New Year’s Day.
All County parks are open year-round. Some parks feature a guest services office or park store. Holiday operation hours for park Offices/Stores - Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving; Nov. 26 the day after Thanksgiving; Dec. 24 Christmas Eve; Dec. 25 Christmas Day; and Jan. 1, 2022 New Year’s Day.
Program Update
The Middle School Teens on Point (T.O.P) program will not operate for the 2021-22 school year due to low enrollment and lack of transportation resources. For more information, call 757-259-5378. The REC Connect program for elementary age school children is operating at reduced capacity - Clara Byrd Baker, J. Blaine Blayton, Matoaka, Matthew Whaley, Norge and Stonehouse REC Connect locations are currently full for the school year. Please submit a completed registration packet to be added to the waitlist. Registration packets are available for download at REC Connect website or for pickup at the James City County Recreation Center or any payment site location. A Winter Break program will be offered Dec. 20-23, 28-30 for ages 5-10 and 10-14. For more information, visit
The Fall 2021 Activity Brochure is available and details offerings though mid-January. Copies can be downloaded from our homepage at or picked up at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, the Satellite Services Office in Toano, Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Freedom Park Interpretive Center, public County offices and at the James City County and Williamsburg libraries. For more information visit us online or call 757-259-4200.
Lifeguards Wanted! Open interviews have been scheduled. For details, visit Help Wanted! For a complete list of Parks & Recreation job openings, visit the James City County Career Center.

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist

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