Have a swimming time at Family Splash at the Pools

aheymann@vagazette.com

Summer is the perfect time to visit the pool, and what better way to do that than at James City County Parks and Recreation’s Splash at the Pools.

Josh Bew, park coordinator for JCC, said in addition to free use of the pool there would be games with prizes, such as pool noodle tug of war.

“It’s important to us to bring anyone out and offer a family fun night, just have families come out and hang out with each other — not in front of their TV, not in front of their phones, just good family fun,” Bew said.

Bew said the main focus of the event is to get people out to their pool — especially those who normally don’t use it.

“Pools bring out the happiness in people,” Bew said. “We get groups who come out here who don’t get the chance to go swimming. Sometimes people can’t afford to go swimming or don’t have access, so to open it up for free and give them an opportunity to come out with their family it brings a smile our face. “

Want to go?

July 20, 6-9 p.m., Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway. Free.

Heymann can be reached by phone at 757-298-5828 or on Twitter at @HeymannAmelia.

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