May 26, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Check out Gloucester's new Transportation Facility that will serve both County and School System needs! An official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held May 19!

We are so excited that the Woodville Park renovation project is underway!

Please do not enter construction zones and be mindful of increased traffic throughout the park. The playground will remain open. The expected completion for this project is September.


VADMO Presents VIRGO Awards to Outstanding Tourism Initiatives in the Commonwealth of Virginia and our wonderful visitor center & gift shop won!

Our Visitor Center is operated by our dedicated Visitor Services Coordinator Amy Steele and amazing volunteers that interact with visitors and residents of Gloucester seven days a week!

Thank you so much for all your hard work!

Jean Duggan

Toni Thomas

April Twist

Todd Vest

Kathy Goetz

Pauline Reimold

Sherry West

Robin Hilling

Terri Moore

Donna Forbes

Jim Bradbury

Brenda Weintraub

Jeanette Sharp

Kathy Slade

Tori Bridgewater

To learn more about VADMO and view a full list of winners, visit

Discover how Virginia’s First Peoples used fire to fell trees and build canoes on May 27, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Machicomoco State Park in Gloucester. The activity will be followed by a tasty treat. Participants will get to try their hand at making fire using both the bow drill and flint and steel. They will also have the opportunity to scrape out a burned log and contribute to creating a dugout canoe! Recommended for participants ages 8+.

Pre-registration is recommended due to limited supplies.

For more information, visit

For more information, contact Nancy Dykeman at

Replayed Post on Money, Health and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! This week, they'll conclude their discussion on life insurance. To learn more, click here.

MPNN CSB to Sponsor Program on Illicit Drugs

The Middle Peninsula Community Services Board will host a narcotics investigator with the Gloucester Sheriff's Office June 22 from 3-4 p.m. who will provide a current overview of illicit drugs impacting our communities.

To register, click here.



We Gonna Party Like It's Our Birthday!

We are celebrating our 50th birthday this July and we couldn't think of a better way than to party at Woodville Park with our community! Mark your calendars for July 14th from 5-8pm for an evening of FUN! A Monster Slide, Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, Bounce House, and some awesome Parks & Rec inspired games will be on hand!

Positive Pizza & Island Time Delights Food Trucks will be on sight serving up a delicious menu!

We cannot wait to celebrate with you! If you are a member of our PRT family and would like to help with our scrapbook, please use the link below to answer some questions:

Parks Passport Camp!

August 14th-18th | 9AM-3PM

Join us for a different adventure each day! We may find fossils at the State Park, discover history in a National Park, or explore nature in a local park.

To Register please visit

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Press Events for the Coming Week



Parks, Recreation & Tourism and the Department of Wildlife Resources is sponsoring Kids Free Fishing Day, for ages 5-15, at Beaverdam Park on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The weekend of June 3 and 4 are Free Fishing days in Virginia, no fishing licenses are needed to fish on those days. A Conservation Police Officer will be on site to help and will bring fishing poles and bait for registered participants. An adult must accompany children. Registration is free but required in advance, the deadline to register is May 27.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Kid’s Fishing Tournament, for ages 5-15, on Sunday, June 4 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. An adult must accompany all participants. Shore fishing and boat fishing divisions, all rental fees apply. Age divisions will be determined by registration. The fee is $15 and the deadline to register is May 28


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays in June from 6:45-7:45 pm at Abingdon. The fee is $8 per day if you sign up for the whole month or $9 per day for individual days. The deadline to register is May 29.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Free Flow Yoga on Tuesdays in June from 5:30-6:45 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge. The fee is $32 for the whole month or $9 per day and the deadline is May 30.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a trip to Baltimore to see the Orioles vs Yankees on Sunday, July 30. The game is at 1:35 pm. Trip includes game ticket and transportation. All food is on your own. The fee is $115 and the deadline to register is July 23 or when tickets sell out.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is seeking individuals that are interested in teaching classes for youth or adults. Dance, gymnastics, yoga, exercise, crafts, arts, games, knitting, carving, and just about anything else you are interested in sharing. Visit the county’s webpage and look for job opportunities, all applications must be online.

For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit   

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit
Town Crier | 804-693-5730 | Contact Us |
6382 Main Street
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
Facebook  Twitter