Thursday, June 13, 2024

New Program Lets Residents Explore Freedom Park During Full Moon Nights

Residents can now see Freedom Park after dark. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — Residents will have five nights to explore Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Rd., after dark during the full moon nights over the spring and summer.

James City County (JCC) Parks and Recreation’s new program, Full Moon Hikes, will give residents the chance to take self-guided hikes at Freedom Park. The park will be open past sunset on select nights.

After sunset, visitors will only be allowed to use Multiuse Trail 3, a one-mile, paved ADA-compliant trail that winds through woods and the Colby Swamp.

The dates for the Full Moon Hikes are below:

April 16 (Pink Moon): Sunset is 7:43 p.m. Park closes at 8:30 p.m.

May 16 (Flower Moon): Sunset is 8:10 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.

June 14 (Strawberry Moon): Sunset is 8:29 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.

July 13 (Buck Moon): Sunset is 8:28 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.

August 12 (Sturgeon Moon): Sunset is 8:03 p.m. Park closes at 9 p.m.

Users must depart the park by the closing time.

The event is free and weather permitting. No registration is required.

For more information, call the park at (757) 259-4022 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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