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Charles Brown Park (Community Services Building)

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Documents

Charles Brown Park Building Division Policy (PDF)

Features

  1. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  2. Basketball Court
  3. Meeting Rooms
  4. Parking
  5. Picnic Areas
  6. Playground
  7. Restrooms
  8. Trails
Reservation Fee
  • $100 per day for York County residents and York County Organizations
  • $200 per day for non-residents or non-York County Organizations
Building Features
  • 1 large meeting room
  • 2 small meeting rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Small kitchen equipped with a sink, refrigerator and microwave
About the Park
This park is named after Charles E "Professor" Brown, a Lackey resident and former York County schoolteacher who had a keen interest in helping young people. Brown, who died in 1975, was also a past president of the State chapter of the NAACP. Brown Park was the County’s first park and the only parkland purchased by the County. This 10-acre facility is open daily.

Construction of Brown Park was completed in 1978. The facilities built at that time included a combination softball/soccer field, two basketball courts, and a playground area. Additional construction occurred in the 1980’s when a restroom building was added and the softball/soccer field was converted into a regulation baseball field.

Brown Park is not just a park used by residents in the Lackey community; in fact, various groups from Williamsburg, Newport News, Gloucester, and James City County use the facilities. The construction of a 3,000 square foot Community Services Center was completed through the use of federal grant funding. The picnic shelter was donated and constructed by the York County Business Association. The picnic shelter was donated and constructed by the York County Business Association.

Subfacilities

  1. Wetlands Interpretive Sanctuary for Education (WISE)

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