Outdoor Pools in Williamsburg VA

Great article in Saturdays Gazette about the Williamsburg Community Pool. It is one of several that families can join for that old fashioned pool experience.

I get a number of inquiries from prospective Williamsburg home buyers who ask what neighborhoods have pools. Surprisingly there was no list so I had to create one. Another surprise is that there are over 62 neighborhoods to choose from in the area with swimming pools.

if you must have a neighborhood with a pool.  The list at the bottom of this post is in alphabetical order. Its shows the type of housing available i.e., detached homes or condo/ townhomes along with the city or county. ( New Kent, James City Co, City of Williamsburg and York County)

windsor forest poolIn addition to the Williamsburg Community Pool , a number of the neighborhood pools allow families to join even if they don’t live there. Windsor Forest,Kingwood, Kings point, First Colony, Queens Lake, Indigo Park all welcome out of neighborhood families and renters to join both their pool and swim teams. Other options include  the James City County Pools at Chickahominy Riverfront Park and Upper County Park.

From the Gazette article:

Kim Wheatley paused from her afternoon swim at Williamsburg Community Pool Wednesday to comment about why she enjoys spending time there.

“I have been coming here for years,” she said, adjusting her goggles. “There is a great atmosphere here.”

It is that spirit of family and camaraderie that seems to be at the crux of the pool community. Next year, the pool, which is nestled in a wooded glen in the rear of the Williamsburg Shopping Center near Ace Peninsula Hardware and the Virginia Regional Ballet, celebrates 60 years. Some people have been a long history at the pool, watching generations learn to swim and take part in activities.

Tom Mainor has been a member for more than four decades. “It has been a great place for the children, and now it is great for the grandchildren,” he said with a smile.

 

Read more here

Competitive swimming is HUGE in the Williamsburg, VA and peninsula areas. The summer swim teams  are  part of the VPSU -Virginia Peninsula Swimming Union. There are divisions consisting of 19 teams from Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Upper Newport News with over 1000 swimmers competing.

If you want year round swim team options for youths WAC ( Williamsburg Aquatic Club) and Coast Guard Blue Dolphins are the teams to consider.

BOTH WAC AND THE  COAST GUARD BLUE DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM OFFER A COMPETITIVE USA SWIMMING PROGRAMS FOR OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THESE TEAMS EXCEL AT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS.

Here is the neighborhood list.

Neighborhoods with Pools City/County Type of Homes
Berkeley’s Green JCC Det
Braemar Creek JCC Att
Brandywyne WMBG Det
Brickshire NK Both
Burnt Bridge Run YC Att
Colonial Heritage  (55+) JCC Both
Coventry YC Both
Creekside Landing YC Det
Edgehill YC Det
Fairways Villas JCC Att
Fieldcrest JCC Det
Ford’s Colony JCC Both
Gables at York County YC Att
Governor’s Land JCC Det
Greater First Colony JCC Det
Greensprings Plantation JCC Det
Greensprings West JCC Det
Indigo Park JCC Det
Jamestown 1607 JCC Att
Kiln Creek YC Both
Kingsmill JCC Both
Kingspoint JCC Det
Kingswood JCC Det
LaFontaine Condos JCC Att
Lakes at Dare YC Det
Liberty Crossing  ( Proposed Pool) JCC Att
Liberty Ridge JCC Set
Longhill Gate JCC Att
Longhill Station JCC Det
Marlbank Cove YC Det
Meadowlake Farms YC Both
Monticello Woods JCC Det
New Town (Pool is Planned) JCC Both
Olde Port Cove YC Det
Patriots Landing NK Both
Port Anne WMBG Det
Powhatan Secondary JCC Both
Queens Lake YC Det
Rainbrook Villas YC Att
Running Man YC Det
Season’s Trace JCC Both
Settler’s Mill JCC Det
Stonehouse JCC Both
Stonehouse Glen (Preservation@ Stonehouse) JCC Det
The Mews JCC Att
The Settlement At Powhatan Creek (55+) JCC Both
Villages at Westminster JCC Det
Villas at Five Forks (55+) JCC Att
Villas at Shady Banks YC Att
Villas At Yorktown YC Att
Vineyards at Jockey’s Neck JCC Det
Wellington JCC Det
Westgate WMBG Att
White Hall ( Pool is Planned) JCC Both
Williamsburg Bluffs YC Det
Williamsburg Commons WMBG Att
Willow Lakes YC Att
Yorkshire Downs YC Both
Windsor Forest JCC Det

Abbreviations: JCC-James City County, WMBG=City of Williamsburg,
NK=New Kent County, YC=York County
Det= Detached single family home, Att= Condo or townhome

psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads, Yorktown or the Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home.This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites,WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move toWilliamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.Explore neighborhoods in the Williamsburg VA area here

You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities,  condos and townhomes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent,  Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets.

You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs !

Best,

John


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Greensprings take VPSU championship by suprise

The Greensprings Gators sent shockwaves through the Fort Eustis pool on Sunday, surging late to a surprising win as more than 600 youth swimmers took to the water in the Virginia Peninsula Swim Union championship meet.

The Gators outswam the VPSU’s 17 other teams – including regular-season champs Kingsmill – thanks to a strong showing by the younger swimmers in the afternoon session.

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Summer Camps in Williamsburg VA 2013

Registration now open for Colonial Swim Camp

Registration for the Colonial Swim Camp at William & Maryis now open. The camp runs June 17-21 is open to competitive swimmers ages 8-18. The Tribe swim coaching staff runs the camp. For more information or online registration, visit www.colonialswimcamp.com.
Contact Matt Crispino at mecrispino@wm.edu or at 221-3393.

Gloucester Point Beach Park

imageGloucester Point Beach Park is located on the bank of the York River near where it flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The park offers a large, shady, and grassy area with picnic areas and a shelter. The swimming area and sandy beach are perfect for enjoying the beauty of the Bay while sunbathing, wading, or building sand castles. The park has bathrooms, a picnic shelter, grills, sandy beach, fishing pier, boat ramps and a seasonal concession stand. A local business maintains the salt water license for the pier so anglers do not require individual licenses.

Gloucester Point Beach Park Website

Jamestown Beach Park

imageCome settle on the beachfront at Jamestown Beach Park!  You can have fun under the sun and tan on the sand all while you enjoy the sensation of the summer breeze that makes its way across the James River and ushers in the waves to shore.  The park features a newly restored beach with a beautiful waterfront view of the natural environment and sunsets that will leave you in awe!  You can bring your own gas grill or use the park’s charcoal grills to prepare your favorite summer foods in a shaded picnic area.  The park is located  next to the Jamestown Ferry @ 2205 JAMESTOWN ROAD WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185

Swimming in Williamsburg

Public beaches can be found at Jamestown Beach Park  located at 2205 Jamestown Road across from Jamestown Settlement. In addition to the newly restored beach front, the park features a spectacular waterfront view, grilling opportunities and shaded picnic areas. The park is open year round from 8 a.m. to sunset. Other beaches can be found in Yorktown on the York River and across the river in Gloucester and Gloucester Point Park

There are a number of outdoor swimming pools in the area that one can swim in on a daily basis with joining . They include  two in James City County  located at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway and at Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in Toano. The pools are open weekends only through mid  June 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. They’ll open daily beginning June 20 through Labor Day, September 5 also at 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Children ages 5 and younger swim free! Resident swimming fees are $2 for youth and seniors age 55 and older; and $3 for adults. Season passes are available and may be used at both parks. Swim lessons are also available, for details call 757-259-4185.

Daily use Pools can be found at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Upper County Park. You can also join a number of pools for the season including: Windsor Forest Pool, Kingwood Pool, First Colony Pool and Queens Lake Pool.