Thursday, June 13, 2024

Escape the heat — take the Go Grove shuttle to the pool

The pool at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, located at 1350 John Tyler Highway in James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)
The pool at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, located at 1350 John Tyler Highway in James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)

JAMES CITY — If you live in or near Grove and want to escape the heat Wednesday, James City County is helping you get to the pool — for free.

James City County will be offering its Go Grove shuttle service on Wednesday (Aug. 15) from Grove to the Chickahominy Riverfront Park pool, the county said in a news release.

The free service will pick up passengers at 3:30 p.m. at the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center parking lot, 8901 Pocahontas Trail.

The shuttle is free, but pool entrance fees will still apply. Daily pool passes range from free to $6 per person, depending on the age of the resident. More information on rates can be found on the James City County Parks and Recreation website.

Children at the pool must be with an adult, the release said.

At noon Tuesday, the National Weather Service was forecasting sunny skies and a high of 91 degrees for the day Wednesday.

The shuttle will leave the pool to head home at 6 p.m.

Seats must be reserved by calling 757-259-5372.

The Go Grove program transports Grove residents to various parks and recreation activities and events throughout the county.

The locations and activities are chosen based on the Grove community’s needs, which are identified by county staff. Those needs include swimming at county pools, visiting the farmers market and special events such as Family Fun Night.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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