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UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

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THUMBS UP PHOTO CONTEST

Starts Sunday, September 1, 2019

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to share your best thumbs up photo taken at any of the City of Williamsburg parks, Quarterpath Recreation Center, program, or event. Take a photo giving us the thumbs up while participating in an activity and share it with us on social media.

Thumbs up photo can be submitted beginning on September 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2019. All you'll need is your passion for playing in the City of Williamsburg and a camera!

How to Enter:
• Take a photo giving the thumbs up while participating in an activity in your favorite City of Williamsburg Park, at Quarterpath Recreation Center or at a program/event.
• Follow: @WilliamsburgRec on social media.
• Entries will be submitted via Facebook and Instagram using #playWburg and tagging @WilliamsburgRec. Photos must be made public to view.
• Winners will be selected and notified via direct message.
The winning photos will win a Williamsburg Parks and Recreation Gift Certificate that can be used towards an activity at Waller Mill Park or a class/league registration.

 

WALLER MILL PARK POKER CHALLENGE

Starts November 1, 2019

52 playing cards will be hidden starting Friday, November 1,  2019 at Waller Mill Park. Snap a selfie with each playing card and post your best 5-card poker hand to one of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation’s social media pages @WilliamsburgRec (photos should be posted together and must be public on Facebook).  

First person to submit the best hand wins a $25.00 Waller Mill Park gift certificate good towards renting kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, jon boats, disc golf and more!   

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
• Each card has a City of Williamsburg logo on it identifying it as an official Park Poker Challenge card.
• Playing cards are not to be taken from their location.
• Participants should simply snap a photo of themselves (selfie!) with each playing card.
• Post your best 5-card poker hand tagging us @williamsburgrec with #playwburg..
• Photos should be posted together.
• One 5-card poker hand may be submitted per person.
• The top prize of $25 Waller Mill Park gift certificate awarded to the person who submits the best hand first. In the event of a tie for the best hand, the person who submitted the best hand first will be the winner.

Have fun, get outside and #playWburg!