Charles E. Brown Park
About the Park
This 10-acre facility, located on Route 238 in Lackey, is home to the Park's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. This facility is available for reservation and includes a large meeting room and a kitchenette with a refrigerator, sink, and microwave. The park also features a new playground, basketball courts, and a baseball field.
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.
The construction of Brown Park was completed in 1978. The facilities included a combination softball/soccer field, two basketball courts, and a playground. Additional construction occurred in the 1980s 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; 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 using federal grant funding. The picnic shelter was donated and constructed by the York County Business Association.
- Basketball Courts (2)
- Community Building
- Community Garden
- Nature Trails (1/4 mile)
- Picnic Shelters (first come, first serve)
- Softball/Baseball Field (permit required for use)
Restrictions & Rules
- Pets must be on a leash (owner must pick up waste)
- Alcoholic Beverages are prohibited
- Animal/Wildlife Hunting or Trapping of any sort
- All-Terrain Vehicles are prohibited
- No Bikes on Grass
- No Digging
- No Fires or Grilling
- No Glass Containers
- No Golfing
- No Hoverboards
- No Mini-Bikes or Go-Karts
- No Remote Controlled Devices or Rockets
- No Skateboards