James City County’s Mid County Park update

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Several renovation and construction projects are underway at Mid County Park, all part of the Master Plan to refocus park activities from less team sports to more community recreation and to address aging equipment, safety and parking. Many park amenities will remain such as the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts and the walking trail.

• The baseball fields will be redesigned with landscaping to offer more large open space for family activities such as picnics, kite-flying and ball play opportunities. The light poles and fencing are being removed and the press boxes and dugouts will be eliminated. The light poles will be moved to Jamestown High School to light their baseball and softball fields.

• A new playground will be built to replace the aging Kidsburg and a new Park Office will provide larger restroom facilities and vending areas. The new playground will be a more modern structure; however, many of the theme aspects of the current playground will remain.

• Construction and renovation of the playground and office will be completed in stages and should be finished by spring 2013.

• A plaque will be installed at the park to honor its history and those individuals and groups who supported the park through fence picket purchases and as volunteers and businesses who helped make Kidsburg a community success.

Anyone who purchased a Kidsburg fence picket and would like it back can call 757-592-0495 for information on how they can pick up their picket in the fall.

You can watch for future updates on this website or follow the renovations at the County’s website or by phone, 757-259-5360 or email parks.rec@james-city.va.us

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