Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Colonial National Historical Park Hosting Community Rec Day

(Courtesy National Park Service)
(Courtesy National Park Service)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The National Park Service (NPS) of the Colonial National Historical Park is inviting holding a Parkway Rec Day on October 23.

NPS is inviting the community out to spend recreational time along a seven-mile stretch.

During this time, vehicle access to Colonial Parkway between Highway 199/Kingspoint and Route 359 at Jamestown will be closed from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. However, vehicle access will be permitted to Jamestown Island.

Free parking will be available at Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road, as well as the NPS Jamestown Island visitors center, 1368 Colonial Parkway. Public restrooms will be available at the visitors center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily as well as at the Jamestown Glasshouse, 1348 Colonial Parkway.

Earlier this year, NPS asked the community for input regarding temporary closures of portions of Colonial Parkway in order to encourage safe running, walking, and biking along the seven mile stretch. After studying the responses received, park managers decided to implement two to three temporary closures each year.

NPS continues to encourage residents to engage in recreational activities responsibly while adhering to CDC-recommended guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Colonial Parkway connects together the Historic Triangle, stretching from the York River in Yorktown to Jamestown along the James River.

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