New Quarter Park
The Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Safety announced today that portions of Back Creek, Poquoson River, York River and Chesapeake Bay and their tributaries in York County and City of Poquoson is temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting due to a release of sewage impacting water quality in this tributary. Due to potential microbiological pollution hazards, shellfish taken from the area affected by the emergency closure are currently unacceptable for consumption. The temporary emergency closure is effective Friday September 18, 2020, and is scheduled to reopen effective Friday October 9, 2020.
A map and report of the affected area is posted on the Division of Shellfish Safety's home page at www.vdh.virginia.gov/Shellfish/. The affected shellfish are bivalve mollusks including oysters and clams, but not crabs or finfish.
Walking trails #3 will remain closed indefinitely due to significant tree damage.
Basketball courts are open but ten feet of social distancing must be maintained.
Please practice rules of social distancing by remaining at least six feet apart.
Spring, Summer & Fall Park Hours
- April 1 through October 31- Daily 8 a.m. until Dusk
Winter Park Hours
- November 1 through March 31 - Friday 10 a.m. to Dusk, Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to Dusk
During this time, the park will be open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk. During these hours, park staff will be on site and public restrooms will be available. During inclement weather, the park gates will remain locked.
About the Park
Located close to historic Williamsburg, this 545-acre park offers a wide variety of recreational activities and special programs for individuals, families and groups throughout the year. Amenities include miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a campfire circle, 4 picnic shelters for group rental, 11 other smaller shelters, an 18-hole championship disc golf course, playgrounds, restroom facilities, softball field, 2 basketball half courts, sand volleyball, and much more! Fishing is available from a floating pier and easy access for kayaking and canoeing is available from a scenic launch site.
Amenities and Features
- Basketball Court
- Canoe/Kayak Launch
- Championship Disc Golf Course (18-Holes)
- Electric Car Charging Space
- Fire Circle
- Floating Fishing Pier
- Hiking Trails with Scenic Overlooks (9)
- Horseshoe Pits
- Kayak Rentals (pre-paid through May 30)
- Large Playgrounds
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Multi-Purpose Field
- Multi-Purpose Path
- Picnic Shelters w/Grills for Group Rental (4)
- Other Smaller Shelters (7)
- Sand Volleyball Court
Dogs must be on leash at all times. Owners must dispose of waste.
The following things are prohibited at New Quarter Park:
- NO Alcoholic beverages
- NO Golf
- NO Horses
- NO Metal detectors
- NO Motorized boats
- NO Overnight camping
- NO Radio/wire airplanes
- NO Swimming