The Mathews Parks and Recreation Department was eliminated at the end of 2003. In an agreement with the Board of Supervisors, The Mathews County YMCA took over the responsibility of providing a comprehensive full-service leisure agency providing a variety of year round recreational opportunities for the citizens of Mathews County in early 2004.
The YMCA will continue to provide the great sports and athletic programs of our Parks & Recreation Department, and will strive to add as many new programs as possible.
In Sports and Athletics', over 1000 boys and girls and 250 adults participate in a variety of leagues held throughout the year.
The County continues to host Mathews Park, Port Fun Playground, Lighted Tennis Courts, Outdoor Basketball Court, Multi-purpose Ball field and 2 Picnic Shelters for residents to enjoy. Local schools are utilized for a variety of activities and programs.
For more information about the programs offered through the YMCA, please call 804-725-1488. If you would like to reserve the picnic areas at the park, please call the Building Official's office at 804-725-7171.