Go Ape

Enjoy Our Great Outdoors

Go Ape
This highly interactive treetop adventure equips participants with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy. The courses, which can be completed in two to three hours, feature a series of ziplines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes. Catering to all skill levels, participants are encouraged to live life adventurously, push themselves and turn I can’t into I can. (www.goape.com)

Eco Discovery Park
Eco Discovery Park offers an environmental learning center for residents and visitors. Energy efficient demonstration buildings with exhibits to educate visitors about alternative living choices.

Exhibits planned include:
Renewable Energy (solar, wind, hydro)
Alternative Transportation and Fuels
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
Composting
Organic Farming
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Exhibit
Native Plants
Global Warming
Wildlife Protection and Species Extinction
Natural Resources and Land Preservation
Activities offered will be kayak rentals, guided tours showing impacts on wetlands and waterways.
Bike rental allowing guests to experience the surrounding area on it’s many local trails
www.ecodiscoverypark.org


Williamsburg Area Park Descriptions

Colonial Parkway: Take a leisurely drive, walk or bike along the National Park scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway which provides a physical and metaphorical link between the two Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg.

Chickahominy Riverfront Park: Enjoy this 140-acre outdoor facility on the banks of the beautiful Chickahominy River. From fishing, boating, hiking and sunsets, this Park has got it all!

College Landing Park: Right down the road from William and Mary, this passive park provides a lookout tower and marsh walkway through College Creek.

Freedom Park: Rich in history, this 676-acre park preserves the First Free Black Settlement in America (1803), the Revolutionary War Battle of Spenser's Ordinary (1781) snf s 17th century domicile. Peaceful and relaxing, take some time to enjoy open meadows and trails.

Greensprings Greenway Hiking Trail: Link history and nature by hiking a 4.7-mile soft surface trail that retraces the footsteps of Native Americans and early colonists. Weave your way through one of the areas largest wildlife habitats with boardwalks over marshes and a beaver pond. Near Jamestown Island.

Kiwanis Municipal Park: This 27-acre park provides two lighted ball fields, numerous pieces of playground equipment and a shelter with picnic tables. Seven lighted all-weather tennis courts are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Little Creek Reservoir Park: Ready for a quiet day on the water? This scenic park overlooks a 996-acre reservoir that's a fisherman's paradise. Perfect for outdoor family time in the Historic Triangle.

Mid County Park & Kidsburg: Take a break and enjoy one of the community's favorite parks. Outdoor family activities are plentiful at the 19-acre Park including Kidsburg, the area's largest community-built playground.

New Quarter Park: Offering 545-acres of land next to the Colonial Parkway and close to Williamsburg, New Quarter offers a tranquil, woodland setting and the pleasures of outdoor recreation from hiking, biking, and fishing to picnicking.

Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway: Bring a canoe or kayak and see Jamestown Island like no one else. Powhatan Creek is part of the Chesapeake Gateways Network created by the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Bay Program. Provides access to Jamestown Island and the James River.

Quarterpath Park: This 23-acre facility includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6-lane, z-shaped outdoor swimming pool; three all-weather tennis courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter.

Skate Park: Think outside the triangle (the Historic Triangle, that is). Ten thousand square feet of concrete jumps and ramps for skateboards and in-line skates. Helmets and protective gear recommended. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Waller Mill Park: A beautiful park close to everything that overlooks a 343-acre lake and provides a variety of outdoor activities from boating to hiking. A community favorite for picnics and natural beauty. Rent a boat or bring your own.

York River State Park: Experience the environment of a coastal estuary. This park is known for its rare and delicate environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a habitat rich in marine and plant life. Access to Taskinas Creek and York River provides access to a local natural treasure. A wide variety of activities.

Yorktown Waterfront: On the York River at historic Yorktown, this 2-acre beachfront offers a relaxing day for everyone whether it's fishing, relaxing in the sun or picnicking in the 10 1/2 acre bech picnic area. Perfect for families in a peaceful, no-hassle setting.


Williamsburg Area Parks by Activities & Facilities

Beach
Colonial Parkway
Yorktown Waterfront

Boating and Boat Landings
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Little Creek Reservoir Park
Yorktown Waterfront
Waller Mill Park
York River State Park

Biking
Colonial Parkway
Freedom Park
York River State Park
Waller Mill Park

Canoeing
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Little Creek Reservoir Park
Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway
New Quarter Park
Waller Mill Park
York River State Park
College Landing Park

Dog Park
Waller Mill Park

Fishing
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Colonial Parkway
Little Creek Reservoir Park
Yorktown Waterfront
Waller Mill Park
York River State Park
New Quarter Park

Fitness Trails
Mid County Park & Kidsburg

Hiking
Freedom Park
Little Creek Reservoir Park
Greensprings Greenway Hiking Trail
Colonial Parkway
New Quarter Park
Waller Mill Park
York River State Park

Kayaking
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Little Creek Reservoir Park
Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway
New Quarter Park
Yorktown Waterfront
Waller Mill Park
York River State Park
College Landing Park

Mountain Bike Trails
Freedom Park
New Quarter Park
York River State Park

Paddle Boats
York River State Park
Waller Mill Park

Picnicking
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Colonial Parkway
Kiwanis Park
Little Creek Reservoir park
Mid County Park & Kidsburg
New Quarter Park
Yorktown Waterfront
Waller Mill Park
York River State Park
Quarterpath Park

Playgrounds
Mid County Park & Kidsburg
New Quarter Park
Waller Mill Park
Quarterpath Park
Kiwanis Municipal Park

Skating
Skate Park

Sports and Athletic Fields
Warhill Sports Complex
Kiwanis Municipal Park