Come to New Quarter Park
This Weekend at the Park
Registration open for the 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt!
- Tonight, Wednesday, September 25: The final Moonlight and Music of the year will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with FREE hotdogs! The acoustical jam session will end at 8:30 p.m. Join musician Joe Duggan as he leads this round table music session. Bring your guitar, fiddle, harmonica to join in the celebration with your voice! Or, you can bring a chair to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music!
- Thursday and Friday, September 26-27: Public Dig Day! Join archaeologists from the Fairfield Foundation at New Quarter Park and help dig for and sort artifacts dating all the way back to the time the land was first occupied by Native Americans. Participants can sign up, for FREE, for a morning (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) or afternoon (1-4 p.m.) session on either day by emailing Fairfield@FairfieldFoundation.org. Ten slots are available for volunteers at each of the four sessions. Participants are most likely to recover bricks, nails, plaster, shells, ceramics, glass, stone, and metal fragments. Most of the items relate to the European and African-American occupants who lived here during the 17th and 18th centuries before the land was abandoned around 1800.
- Saturday, September 28: Bird Walk! This is hosted by the Williamsburg Bird Club and will meet at the main parking lot next to the basketball courts at 8 a.m. Bird Club members will lead participants on a 2-hour stroll through the park to view and identify birds!
- Saturday, September 28: Orienteering Walk and Talk! New Quarter Park will host a FREE Orienteering course at 10 a.m. Orienteering is a sport that requires map and compass skills to arrive at various checkpoints across rough and usually unfamiliar terrain. In competitions, racers use these skills to navigate through the course and each of its required checkpoints in the least possible time. The program will be led by Ellen Stefaniak and Alec Richardson, who are two of the founders of the Central Virginia Orienteering Club in Richmond. Space is limited, and registration is required for this free program. Register by this Friday September 27, by visiting www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec.
On Saturday, October 19, at 5:15 p.m., children ages 5-12 can walk down New Quarter Park's trails in search of treats during our 2nd
Annual "Great Pumpkin Hunt!" Volunteers will guide participant age groups as they hunt for hidden plastic pumpkins filled with Halloween-themed gifts. Registered children will receive a gift bag to collect the plastic pumpkins as well as an assortment of candy distributed into each bag and a glow-in-the-dark necklace. NOTE: Space is limited and registration will close on October 11. Please register online by visiting www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
. The fee is $5 per child.
Kayaks will no longer be available for rent after October 6. Rentals will return on March 30, 2020. If interested in scheduling a private group kayak tour, please email Michael Wilcox at email@example.com
For more information about any of our programs, call New Quarter Park at 757-890-5840. To register for upcoming programs, please visit our website at www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
NOTE: For weather related cancellations, please call our RainoutLine at 757-890-3501 and use extension 35 for events, extension 34 for the disc golf course, or extension 33 for trails at New Quarter Park. You may also visit our RainoutLine webpage
See you at the park,
Call New Quarter Park at 757-890-5840
Residents: $25 - $100
Non-Residents: $50 - $150
Fire Circle: $25
Resident or Members of the CDGC: Daily $3, Annual $25
Non-Residents: Daily $5, Annual $50
Merchandise and Rentals available