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OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

6467 Main Street
County Office Building One

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 Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

1. How do I Register?
2. How do I know what age group to register for?
3. Does Parks, Recreation and Tourism sponsor 4-H?
4. Does Parks, Recreation and Tourism accept Credit Cards?
5. What are the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office hours?
6. How can I get a job with Parks, Recreation and Tourism?
7. I cannot afford to pay the fee for my children, can they still participate?
8. Can I register On-Line?

ATHLETICS QUESTIONS:

1. Who do I call for Swimming lessons?
2. Does Gloucester have a public pool?
3. Are Youth Football and Cheerleading available in Gloucester?
4. Are Youth Baseball and Youth Fast Pitch Softball available in Gloucester?
5. Is Adult Softball available in Gloucester?
6. Is Adult Soccer available in Gloucester?
7. Is Youth Wrestling available in Gloucester?
8. Is select soccer available in Gloucester?
9. What equipment does my child need for soccer?
10. What equipment does my child need for basketball?
11. What equipment does my child need for Whiffleball, Teeball and Softball?
12. What equipment does my child need for Field Hockey?
13. What should my child wear to participate in Gymnastics or Ballet?

PARK, FISHING, HUNTING QUESTIONS:

1. Where can I purchase Hunting and Fishing licenses?
2. What are Beaverdam Park's hours of operation?
3. Who do I call for Hunter Safety Course information?
4. Where can I fish?

HOW DO I REGISTER?
There are several convenient ways to register for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Activities:
Stop by our office - during regular office hours:  Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays.
Mail in Registration - Registration forms are in the Beehive, the county's quarterly newsletter featuring all county activities.  Beehives are printed in February, May, August and November.  They are mailed to every address in Gloucester County.  Registration forms can also be printed from this website General Information Flyers and print out a registration form.  Once you have a form fill it out completely, attach a check and drop in the Mail:  Parks, Recreation and Tourism 6467 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
Drop Box - When our office is closed you will find forms in a file on the back porch of County Office Building One - 6467 Main Street.  You may fill out the form attach a check and place it in the Drop Box.  We check the box every weekday morning.
Register On-Line - For Credit Cards ($2 convenience fee) or Check - free.

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HOW DO I KNOW WHICH AGE GROUP TO REGISTER FOR?
Our year runs from September 30 to September 29 or from the Summer Whiffleball, Teeball and Softball Season to the Spring Soccer Season.  Our dates coincide with the schools dates so that for the most part we have 3rd graders playing with 3rd graders, 4th graders playing with 4th graders, etc.  We have Fall and Spring Soccer leagues, so a child will play in the same Spring league as they did back in the Fall.  For example, if you are interested in 6 to 8 year old Fall Soccer and your child turns 6 on December 4, 2009.  He will not be eligible for 6 to 8 year old soccer until Fall of 2010.  For both the Fall and Spring Leagues he would play in the 5 year old soccer league.
If you feel that your child should play in an age group other than we have outlined here please email the Athletic Supervisor or call 693-1262.  Special arrangements can be made. 

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DOES PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM SPONSOR 4-H?
No, the Cooperative Extension Office offers Cloverbuds for ages 5 to 8 and Youth members ages 9 to 19.  4-H has many learning opportunities through clubs, school programs, camps and special activities.  Projects include animals, nutrition, child care, environmental education, clothing and more.  Call 804-693-2602 for more information.

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DOES PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
YES, we can accept Credit Cards for On-Line Registration only.  You must be set up in our computer to register.  Call our main office if you need help 693-2355.  On-line Registration Information.
Credit cards are not accepted at our Visitor's Center, Beaverdam Park or in the office.

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WHAT ARE THE PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM OFFICE HOURS?
Monday through Friday we open at 8 am and close at 4:30 pm. If you need to register after hours, there is a drop box on the back of our building (6467 Main Street - County Office Building 1) with a supply of registration forms.  Just fill out the form, fold your check inside and drop it into the box.

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HOW CAN I GET A JOB WITH PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM?
Contact Gloucester County Human Resources Department for information on all county job openings.  All applications are available from Human Resources.

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 I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THE FEE FOR MY CHILDREN, CAN THEY STILL PARTICIPATE?
Payment plans may be set up by the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Arrangements must be made prior to the deadline of the activity.  Scholarships for SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN are available.  Email Us 

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CAN I REGISTER ONLINE?
YES, we have On-Line registration.
  For more information click here.

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WHO DO I CONTACT FOR SWIMMING LESSONS?
Swimming Lessons:  American Red Cross - Office hours - Mon-Fri 9 am to noon.  804-642-9478, Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center - 804-693-8888 

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DOES GLOUCESTER HAVE A PUBLIC POOL?
No.  Individuals may pay to swim at the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center 804-693-8888.

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ARE YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING OFFERED IN GLOUCESTER?
Yes, they are offered, thru a private organization Gloucester Youth Football, for youth ages 6 to 14. Registration is held on the Thursday of the third week of May.  Look in the Gazette Journal for registration announcements.  Contact Person is Amy McCloud at 804-642-6568.

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ARE YOUTH BASEBALL AND YOUTH FAST PITCH SOFTBALL OFFERED IN GLOUCESTER?
Yes, thru a private organization Gloucester Youth Baseball for boys ages 7 to 15 and girls ages 8 to 16.  Registration is the first and second week of February.  Look in the Gazette Journal for registration announcements.  804-695-9692 or email GYB

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IS ADULT SOFTBALL OFFERED IN GLOUCESTER?
Gloucester Slow Pitch Softball Association:  Softball for men.  Contact David Shield at 804-815-7542.
Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism: Softball for women and coed.  Call Parks, Recreation and Tourism at 693-2355.  Check out our Athletics page for more information.

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IS ADULT SOCCER OFFERED IN GLOUCESTER?
Tidewater Summer Soccer League:  Soccer for adults.  Contact Floyd Mathis - 804-693-5684.

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IS YOUTH WRESTLING OFFERED IN GLOUCESTER?
Yes, thru a private organization.  Look in the Gazette Journal for registration announcements.

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IS CLUB/TRAVELING SOCCER OFFERED IN GLOUCESTER?
Yes, thru a private organization Baystars Soccer.  For boys and girls ages 8 to 18.  Please visit their webpage for more information.

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WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED FOR SOCCER?
Shin guards are mandatory for all players for both practice and games. They are available at Wal-mart, GBS Sports Shop (6760 Main St) and Sports Shack.
Soccer Balls are optional, but recommended.  We will supply the game balls.  Youth soccer players ages 4 through 8 years use a #4 Soccer Ball.  Players age 9 and older us a #5 Soccer Ball.  They are also available at Wal-mart, GBS Sports Shop (6760 Main St) and Sports Shack.
Tennis Shoes and Soccer Cleats are both acceptable.  If you choose cleats make sure that they are rubber and DO NOT have a toe cleat. 
The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office has a supply of used cleats that may be purchased for $5 a pair or you may bring in a pair that your child has outgrown and trade them in on a larger size.
Uniforms, Team T-shirts are given to each player, any shorts or sweat pants are acceptable.

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WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED FOR BASKETBALL?
Basketball shoes are required.  These are any style rubber soled athletic shoes.
Basketballs, youth ages 7 to 11 years play with a 28.5, 285, or Women's Size Basketball and youth ages 12 to 18 play with a Regulation Size Basketball.
Uniforms, Team t-shirts are given to each player.  Any shorts or sweat pants are acceptable
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WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED FOR WHIFFLEBALL, TEEBALL AND SOFTBALL?
Gloves are required for all leagues.  Make sure that the glove is not too large for the child to handle.
Tennis Shoes or Rubber Cleats are both acceptable.  No Steel Cleats are allowed.  The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office has a supply of used cleats that may be purchased for $5 a pair or you may bring in a pair that your child has outgrown and trade them in on a larger size.
Uniforms, Team T-shirts are given to each player, any shorts or sweat pants are acceptable.

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WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED FOR FIELD HOCKEY?
Shin guards, mouth piece, goggles (ASTMF803) and Field Hockey Stick are required
Tennis Shoes or Rubber Cleats are both acceptable.  No Steel Cleats are allowed.  The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office has a supply of used cleats that may be purchased for $5 a pair or you may bring in a pair that your child has outgrown and trade them in on a larger size.
Uniforms, Team T-shirts are given to each player, any shorts or sweat pants are acceptable.

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WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR TO PARTICIPATE IN GYMNASTICS OR BALLET?
For gymnastics your daughter should wear a leotard and your son should wear shorts and a t-shirt (loose fitting).
For ballet your child needs pink ballet slippers and/or black tap shoes.

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WHERE CAN I PURCHASE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES?
Beaverdam Park sells all Virginia Hunting and Fishing licenses from the Ranger Station located at the Main Entrance to the park (the end of Roaring Springs Road).  For more information call or email the park at 693-2107.

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WHO DO I CALL FOR HUNTER SAFETY COURSE INFORMATION?
You can get hunter safety information by calling Angela Leigh at 804-693-4520.

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WHERE CAN I FISH?
For Fresh Water Fishing you can't beat Beaverdam ParkFresh Water licenses are needed for anyone age 16 and older.  Licenses are sold at the Ranger Station in the Park.  There are jon boat and canoe rentals as well as two boat ramps available in the park.
For Salt Water Fishing the pier at Gloucester Point Beach Park is the place to be. N Out Convenience and Twister have purchased a license for the pier so individual licenses are not needed.

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 Do you have a question that is not addressed here?  Email Us
    

For updates on activities or cancellations, call the PLAYLINE at 693-5811.
Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism - 6467 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061  804-693-2355

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