7:00am - 12:00pm
2022 Parkway Rec Days
Location: Colonial Parkway between Hwy 199/Kingspoint and Rt. 359 at Jamestown
The National Park Service (NPS) at Colonial National Historical Park invites the community to recreate on a seven-mile section of the Colonial Parkway on three weekend days this year: Sunday, May 15, Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, November 6.
Park staff will close the Parkway to vehicle access between Hwy 199/Kingspoint and Rt. 359 at Jamestown from 7:00 am-12:00 pm on the Parkway Rec Days. Vehicle access will continue on Jamestown Island. Free parking is available at the Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd. and at the National Park Service Visitor Center on Jamestown Island. Indoor restrooms are available at the Jamestown Visitor Center from 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily and at the Jamestown Glasshouse.
In 2021, the NPS solicited public comments about recurring, temporary closures of a seven-mile portion of the Parkway for recreation. After receiving an overwhelming response, park managers decided to offer safe recreational opportunities on the Parkway several times each year. The NPS encourages visitors and community members to recreate responsibly at all times. Whether seeking wide-open spaces or exploring historic areas, visitors should follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19.