Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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The purpose of all City of Chesapeake social media pages is to provide information to the public. The City of Chesapeake encourages comments and sharing of information directly related to the topics in posts. In order to serve the public interests of decorum and order, the following types of comments will be hidden from all of the City’s social media pages:

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01/09/2024
The 2024 Abilities Chesapeake Pageant is this Sunday, January 14, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Come...
01/08/2024

The 2024 Abilities Chesapeake Pageant is this Sunday, January 14, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Come out and show your support as we celebrate all contestants' abilities! Doors open to the public at 3:00 p.m. Advance online ticket purchases are encouraged: https://bit.ly/3S6rq8F. Tickets are $10.

Happening tomorrow, January 6, at Battlefield Park. Another opportunity to get your outdoor walk in during the first wee...
01/05/2024

Happening tomorrow, January 6, at Battlefield Park. Another opportunity to get your outdoor walk in during the first week of the new year! To register: https://bit.ly/3TP6lkf
Open to the public. All ages welcome, Dress for the weather.

Join a park naturalist in walking the trails of local parks to see what animals are out and about during the colder mont...
01/05/2024

Join a park naturalist in walking the trails of local parks to see what animals are out and about during the colder months. Please dress for the weather. Walks are free to join, register here: https://bit.ly/3S3bMLa

New year, new classes--Hip Hop, Beginner Yoga, Dance, Sewing, Preschool Classes and Camps, Boxing 101, Tennis Classes, C...
01/03/2024

New year, new classes--Hip Hop, Beginner Yoga, Dance, Sewing, Preschool Classes and Camps, Boxing 101, Tennis Classes, Coffee & Cards, Martial Arts - Karate, Theater, and Crocheting! For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/3NQ4xnw

What a great way to start 2024--in a Chesapeake park! There were three first-day hikes today at Northwest River Park, Ba...
01/02/2024

What a great way to start 2024--in a Chesapeake park! There were three first-day hikes today at Northwest River Park, Battlefield Park and Indian River Park.

"The goal is to just get people outside for the first day, get our parks out there for people that might not necessarily see them in their day-to-day life."

The Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers will introduce you to the sport, gear and techniques that you'll need to get hooked on ...
12/28/2023

The Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers will introduce you to the sport, gear and techniques that you'll need to get hooked on fly fishing. Grab your rod or borrow a loaner to perfect your casting skills and learn to tie a fly with supplies and expertise from club members. Adults and youth with adult supervision are welcome to attend. No fishing during program. Free program. Register here: https://bit.ly/3RZZV0k

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https:...
12/18/2023

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/43xnvwu4

Holiday Brass with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass section at the Chesapeake Conference Center.@ cityofchesapeakev...
12/15/2023

Holiday Brass with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass section at the Chesapeake Conference Center.

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Ring in the holidays with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass section! From classical to contemporary, you'll delight ...
12/12/2023

Ring in the holidays with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass section! From classical to contemporary, you'll delight in the sounds of the season. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. when the Doorway Singers will be performing. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass section's concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
City of Chesapeake Government
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Let your kids make the most of their break with us. Crafts, games and more. Visit any community center today to sign up.
12/11/2023

Let your kids make the most of their break with us. Crafts, games and more. Visit any community center today to sign up.

Start your year off by getting some exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Three different hikes are provided throughout ...
12/11/2023

Start your year off by getting some exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Three different hikes are provided throughout the day. You can choose one or hike all three! All hikes are free, register here to get notified of any event updates: https://bit.ly/3GwgAlI

12/10/2023

Watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor West and the Doorway Singers that took place during Fa La La Land at Deck the Hall on December 9. Join us for the last Fa La La Land of 2023 on Saturday, December 16 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for the Tree Lighting Ceremony during Fa La La Land at Deck the Hall on Saturday, December 9, at 5:30 p.m. with ...
12/07/2023

Join us for the Tree Lighting Ceremony during Fa La La Land at Deck the Hall on Saturday, December 9, at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor West and the The Doorway Singers! Can't make it in person? Watch it on Facebook Live!

Volunteers make the world go around! We're hosting an Invasive Species Removal Day at the Chesapeake Arboretum this week...
12/06/2023

Volunteers make the world go around! We're hosting an Invasive Species Removal Day at the Chesapeake Arboretum this weekend (12/9) and would love to see you there!

Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers many opportunities to volunteer at parks citywide! You can find more information about each volunteer session and sign up at the link below!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aacae2eaaf58-fall #/

There's a lot to do in Chesapeake this weekend. Experience local history and celebrate the holidays!
12/01/2023

There's a lot to do in Chesapeake this weekend. Experience local history and celebrate the holidays!

Calling all teachers and students—the Chesapeake Clean & Green poster contest has officially begun! Winning Clean & Gree...
12/01/2023

Calling all teachers and students—the Chesapeake Clean & Green poster contest has officially begun! Winning Clean & Green posters will be displayed at City Hall to encourage the community to think "green" and not litter. The contest is open to all Chesapeake students in grades Kindergarten through 12, public, private and homeschool. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each grade category. To learn more and to register: https://bit.ly/46ugyW1

Learn how to play pickleball in a fun and friendly environment! Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and pi...
11/30/2023

Learn how to play pickleball in a fun and friendly environment! Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong with the use of a paddle and wiffleball. To register: https://bit.ly/47XwbGU

Need to get some holiday shopping done while your child has dinner and lots of fun? To learn more and to register: https...
11/29/2023

Need to get some holiday shopping done while your child has dinner and lots of fun? To learn more and to register: https://bit.ly/3uvr6a6

Register your child so they can create a holiday masterpiece! For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/3sVkr...
11/28/2023

Register your child so they can create a holiday masterpiece! For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/3sVkrpm

Registration is now open for Winter Break Play Days and can be done at any community center.
11/27/2023

Registration is now open for Winter Break Play Days and can be done at any community center.

Parks, Recreation and Tourism wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. View of the Intracoastal Waterway and Battlefie...
11/23/2023

Parks, Recreation and Tourism wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. View of the Intracoastal Waterway and Battlefield Park. Photo provided by Arun Ragsac.

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1224 Progressive Drive
Chesapeake, VA
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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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