NEW QUARTER PARK — As COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, York County Parks and Recreation is inviting the area’s residents to get outside and visit New Quarter Park this June.
New Quarter Park will host several events this summer, according to a press release from York County.
The first two events will be held on Saturday, June 5.
Saturday night, Movies in the Park will celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games with a viewing of the film, “Miracle.” The film dramatizes the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. hockey team, which famously upset the Soviet Union in their march towards the gold.
The showing begins 15 minutes after sunset, which will be 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating, and concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
The annual No Quarter At New Quarter Disc Golf Tournament will be held June 5 and 6. The tournament has already sold out and registrations are no longer being accepted. The course will be closed to the public between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days.
The following weekend, guests can join park interpreter Sara Lewis to clean and sort artifacts dug up inside the park. The program is called Wash and Talk and takes place Friday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The registration deadline is June 10 and the event is free to attend.
Guests can rent kayaks for two-hour windows at New Quarter Park; the cost is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. To make a reservation call 757-890-5840.
They can also join a sunset kayaking tour of Queens Creek on June 24 beginning at 7 p.m. Registration is $25 and must be completed by June 13.
The month’s activities will wind down with a drum circle at 6:30 p.m. on June 27. Virginia Master Naturalist Madeline Vann will lead guest in a drum circle for an hour. A limited number of drums and shakers will be handed out and participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Other events held at New Quarter Park and elsewhere can be found at York County Parks and Recreation website.
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