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11:00 A.M. UNTIL 2:00 P.M.

  Learn About The Nature Around You!

Hours of Operation:
March 24 - April 20 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 21 - August 24 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
August 25 - September 14 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
September 15 - October 5 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 6 - November 2 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
November 3 - December 31 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 2014 Scheduled Closings: January 1, November 27 and December 24 - 25.
  • Hours are subject to change without notice. Waller Mill Park is open year round, weather permitting.


Waller Mill Park is not currently renting canoes and kayaks due to the water temperature. 

If you have questions, please contact Waller Mill Park at (757) 259-3778.

National Trails Day is June 7th!

Introduction to Nature Photography
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Guided By: Colonial Nature Photography Club (

Program Description: This event is a guided hike through Waller Mill Park that will include advice and strategies for photographing nature. You will be taken to several scenic vistas in the park and given an opportunity to take pictures of your own. Please dress for the outdoors and be prepared to hike along the trails, and don't forget your camera!
Introduction to Geo-Caching
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Instruction By: Nancy Scott of W/JCC Public Schools

Program Description: Participants will be taught the basics of how to
Geo-Cache and why it is a life-long activity for people of all fitness levels. You will then get the opportunity to test your knowledge by discovering temporary Geo-Caches hidden around the park. Please wear appropriate clothes for spending time in the woods and some time off trail, additionally if you have your own GPS/Compass/Smart Phone you are encouraged to bring it.

No Pre-Registration Required!

Waller Mill Park is located on Airport Road (Rt. 645) between I-64 and Rt. 60 West, is the City's 2705-acre park situated around its reservoir that was opened to the public in July 1972. The 286-acre lake is open for fishing, boating, pedal boating, canoeing and kayaking with a tunnel connecting the upper and lower sections of the lake. Numerous picnic tables, four shelters, play fields, and playground equipment are nestled among the trees providing a scenic picnic area. The shelters can accommodate 25-150 people.  Cornhole games and fishing poles are now available for rent at Waller Mill Park.  Get more information at the Operations Building or call (757) 259-3778.

Hiking trails provide an interesting, picturesque walk with water and wooded views. A two-mile asphalt bike trail offers a scenic connection between Mooretown and Rochambeau Roads. A short hike from the park along the asphalt bike trail will bring you to the Lookout Tower, which offers a panoramic view of the water and woodlands. In an effort to preserve the natural characteristics of the park, feeding of wildlife is prohibited.

The Waller Mill Dog Park is a joint venture between the City of Williamsburg and James City County.

Waller Mill Park has four shelters with a variety of amenities. Please call (757) 259-3778 to check date availability and prices.

Waller Mill Park Quick Links:
Park Rules Trail Map Volunteer Opportunities
Hours of Operation Waller Mill Park Brochure The Giving Garden
Fee Schedule Waller Mill Dog Park Brochure Angler's Club
Shelter Reservations Waller Mill Dog Park Rules Special Events
Kayak Classes Waller Mill Dog Park



The City of Williamsburg does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

Last updated: 4/3/2014 11:46:40 AM