Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation wants to help you keep your mind and body active while feeling "safer at home". Check out our Virtual Programming page where you’ll find fun activities for all ages to do at home, in your yard, or in our parks. The James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center are scheduled to reopen June 15. Reopening details and social distancing guidelines are available online

All County parks are open; however, please check amenity openings and closings before heading out. 

The Department also began the update of its Shaping Our Shores Master Plan last November, a plan which will guide the development of three of the County’s waterfront facilities— Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Jamestown Beach Event Park and the James City County Marina. Thank you to all who participated in the community engagement portion of the process, and please continue to visit us online for the latest information and for details of the County’s next steps. 

Learn more about James City County Parks & Recreation.


James City County Parks & Recreation will launch PerfectMind, a new online registration system, on September 15. The new system offers customers a more efficient experience for all department registrations including programming, drop-in admissions, facility reservations, memberships and point of sale transactions. In preparation for the launch, patrons are able and encouraged to create their new accounts now in the in PerfectMind system. A Guide and Video Tutorial are available to walk you through this process. Please note the current RecTrac system will not automatically populate patron data into PerfectMind, so all users will need to input their data into the new system to access department programs and facilities. The entire process should take less than 10 minutes. Beginning Sept. 15, the current RecTrac registration system will no longer be available. For more information or questions, please call 757-259-4200 or email the Parks & Recreation department.

Quick Links

  1. REC Connect logo for news flash jpg

    Parks & Recreation Plans Child Care Program for Grades K-5

    REC Connect will offer full-day child care programs at three elementary schools this fall. Daily activities will include arts & crafts, outdoor play and virtual learning time. Read on...
  2. August Flash-07

    August Events

    Take advantage of the last days of summer with Parks & Recreation! We’ve got health & wellness classes and presentations, outdoor adventures and a variety of camps! Read on...
  3. Pools update

    County Outdoor Pools Reopen

    The outdoors pools are open, but operating within social distancing guidelines. Learn more before you go! Read on...
  4. Summer Camp Flash

    Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Classes & Activities Online

    Summer programming is scheduled to resume June 29 with social distancing and increased safety guidelines. Read on...
  5. JBEP parking update

    Jamestown Beach Event Park Parking Fees

    Nonresident parking fees return for summer season. Read on...
  6. Coronavirus covid19 update news flash 2020

    James City County Parks

    All County parks and playgrounds are open; however, some amenities remain closed. Before you go, know! Read on...
View All