***Restrooms have been winterized and will not be available until late February or early March.***
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.